11.146 Urbanizing China

Class Info

Discusses China's daunting urban challenges: congestion and smog, housing affordability, land reform and urban financing, migrants and locals, and social and spatial inequality. Provides examples of laudable achievements and diverse and innovative responses across more than six hundred cities. Presents China's urbanization as the joint result of natural socioeconomic processes and conscious actions by governments, markets, and the public. Presents multidisciplinary approaches and alternative narratives. Examines the intricate interaction between state and market in China's context, yielding a variety of state-market 'cocktails' devised and experimented in different cities in response to local problems, each involving a multilayered projection onto urban space. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has no prerequisites.

11.146 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by J. Zhao.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

You can find more information at the Urban Studies and Planning (Course 11) < MIT site or on the 11.146 Stellar site.

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