The Next New York City

Register for this Spring 2023 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website for The Next New York City Section 1 or The Next New York City Section 2.
A “world city” is a super-productive node in the global economy. An influential annual “Global Cities Index” consistently ranks New York first, ahead of London, Paris, and Tokyo. We are also told that to avert climate disaster, we must “densify”—a turnabout for environmentalists who were once anti-city, and now see cities as the solution. All this means world cities should be more welcoming to newcomers—yet barriers to entry are greater than ever. To see where New York and other cities are headed, we will read and discuss provocative recent books meant to get us thinking about the near- and long-term future of cities.  Spring 2023 tuition is $559.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An understanding of how the global economy and climate change will impact New York City
  • Insight into how major global cities evolve over time

Ideal for

  • Anyone interested in urban studies
  • NYC enthusiasts
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.