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SS-409 Walking New York

3 Credits

This course explores the history, ecology and future of New York City. Its central focus will be environmental and historical inquiries into the idea of the city. Participants will also read and discuss ideas about the city that have emerged in the wake of the destruction of the World Trade Center and Hurricane Sandy. Using ethnography and fieldwork as tools of inquiry, students will study emerging concerns, theories and ideas about the future of New York City. In the process, we will also consider current international developments and their implications for the future of cities. This course will culminate in a series of creative and, scholarly explorations focusing on the idea of the city.