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Cities, Space, Power: Introduction to urban social science

Instructor(s): Neil Brenner
Winter 2023

This lecture course provides a broad, multidisciplinary introduction to the study of urbanization in the social sciences.  The course surveys a broad range of research traditions from across the social sciences, as well as the work of urban planners, architects and environmental scientists.  Topics include:  theoretical conceptualizations of the city and urbanization; methods of urban studies; the politics of urban knowledges; the historical geographies of capitalist urbanization; political strategies to shape and reshape the built and unbuilt environment; cities and planetary ecological transformation; post-1970s patterns and pathways of urban restructuring; and struggles for the right to the city.

SOCI 30506 | CCCT 30506