Thursday, 17 of April of 2014

Globalization and the City

With globalization, nations and their cities are becoming increasingly interdependent socially, economically, politically and culturally. Although globalization is not a new phenomenon, its current manifestation is unique in intensity, scope, pace, and implications. In this course, we explore how a common set of forces such as trade, investment, and immigration are profoundly affecting cities and their citizens. The focus is on urban processes and communities. Also, we discuss contemporary issues attributed to globalization, such as global warming, uneven development, and diasporas. We use three major cases to anchor these discussions – how offshoring has transformed industrialized cities, the rise of Global Cities, and how immigration is reshaping American cities.

This course will be offered in the near future.