UURB
4524

African Cities

Schools of Public Engagement: University Urban Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
African Cities
Fall 2022
Taught By: Gulelat Kebede
Section: A

CRN: 14288

Credits: 3

Africa is the most rapidly urbanizing region of this century. By 2030 Africa’s urban population will exceed urban Latin America and Urban Europe. The relatively rapid economic growth of some African countries that started in early 2000s and the emerging consumer class of their growing cities have attracted interest to Africa and to what pundits call “the last frontier” of development. Urbanization together with demographic change and technology, and in the context of globalization, define, to a great extent the pace and nature of Africa’s growth and development . Understanding the state of African cities and the nature and dynamic of urbanization driving their formation and growth and identifying the levers and tools to make it a real transformative power and agent of change is therefore crucial. The purpose of this course is to expose students to the key issues, challenges and opportunities African cities and urbanization are facing, and the policy choices and strategies that are available to them to turn urbanization into a real force of inclusive economic growth and sustainable development.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: University Urban Studies (UURB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 5

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:22am EST 2/6/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 407
Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/12/2022