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Global Cities

Cities are the most important engines and organizing units of the global economy. They are more than just the sum of their built infrastructure—their political, social, cultural, and intellectual fabric is complex. While urbanization is a powerful force for growth and innovation, it is not self-regulating; our global cities need a generation of leaders that understands the challenges of both developed and developing cities, as well as the best practices that drive economic growth and prosperity. This course offers key insights into the challenges and trends impacting the world’s cities, including increased urbanization, social and equity divides, infrastructure development, and human skill development.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • A clear understanding of the impact of growing urbanization on the world’s cities and the global economy
  • The ability to describe how cities and urbanization can drive economic growth and prosperity, as well as create social divides, within urban areas
  • Insights into the persistent challenges of developing cities, including growing slums, poverty, crime, informal economies, and infrastructure needs
  • Knowledge of the importance of sustainability, density, quality of place, and livability in regard to improving the world’s cities
  • The ability to identify and compare the best models of government, planning, and development for emerging cities

Ideal for

  • Professionals interested in urban policy and economic development
  • Recent graduates and career changers considering entering the urban planning, real estate, or related fields
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.