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Sustainable Urbanization

GEOG/SPIA 2244: Sustainable Urbanization will consider the process of urbanization and theories of approaches of urban development using a comparative approach and global perspective.  In this course, students will debate the meanings of sustainable urbanization and development in cities and how they are measured. In addition, they will evaluate urban sustainability initiatives in the context of urban political economies, land-use practices, urban inequality and diversity, urban nature, and urban policy and politics. Programs and policies designed to enhance sustainable urbanization will also be discussed.

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There are no prerequisites for this course.


This course fulfills requirements in Reasoning in the Social Sciences and Intercultural and Global Awareness.


For more information, contact Robert Oliver at