SOC 360 - Cities in a Global Context (4)

Cities around the world are becoming increasingly important as locations for capital accumulation, population movement, employment and cultural formations. They are also places of spatial contestation while producing challenges to sustainability and the built environment. By 2030 all developing regions, including Asia and Africa, will have more people living in urban than rural areas. This course examines many of the critical issues that are making cities important centers of human settlement. Likewise, it will focus on theoretical approaches to globalizing cities and their future. Offered intermittently.