11.480 Urbanization and Development


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Examines developmental dynamics of rapidly urbanizing locales, with a special focus on the developing world. Case studies from India, China, Mexico, Brazil, and South Africa form the basis for discussion of social, spatial, political and economic changes in cities spurred by the decline of industry, the rise of services, and the proliferation of urban mega projects. Emphasizes the challenges of growing urban inequality, environmental risk, citizen displacement, insufficient housing, and the lack of effective institutions for metropolitan governance. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has no prerequisites.

11.480 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by Staff.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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urban international tier developing introduction city balakrishnan rajagopal department of urban studies and planning

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