Honors | Public and Environmental Affairs
V161 | 8414 | Reingold


This course presents a broad overview of modern urban life with particular
attention to some of the most serious issues facing cities and urban areas
in the United States and other industrialized countries.  The factors
primarily responsible for contemporary urban life are identified and
discussed both from a conceptual and practical perspective.  The primary
goals for the course are to enable you to understand: (1) the evolution of
cities; (2) the contemporary structure of urban areas and the social,
economic, political, and cultural forces contributing to this structure;
(3) the public policy problems of today's cities and their primary causes;
and (4) the potential solutions to these problems.  Overall, the goal of
this course is to enable you to understand contemporary urban life, while
thinking about urban problems and solutions in a critical manner.