PLAN 211 City-Making: A Global Perspective
Credit Hours: (3)
Urban areas currently accommodate 55 per cent of the world’s population, and by 2050 that figure is expected to rise to 68 per cent according to UN Habitat. As cities continue to increase in size and number, the more we need to better understand the implications of intensive urbanization — including a critical inquiry into the roles played by culture and technology in advancing the urban agenda. This undergraduate-level planning 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.