COURSE DESCRIPTION

PLAN 211 City-Making: A Global Perspective
Credit Hours: (3)

In 2008 the world’s urban population tipped the scales for the first time in human history, marking the significant prevalence and propulsion of cities. As cities continue to increase in size and number, the more we need to better understand the implications of rapid urbanization on cultural and technological development; and, conversely, how “tech culture” might impact the future of cities. This interdisciplinary course will provide an introduction to the global phenomenon of city-making as explored against the backdrop of culture and technology. The course will culminate in an Ideathon Challenge — a collaborative and creative platform towards generating idea solutions to a real-world problem through hands-on transference of skills and knowledge.

Prerequisites: This course is open to students with second year standing or above in any program.