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Spring 2023 Public Affairs U8250 section 001
Governing the 21st Century City
Governing-21st Century City

Call Number 14000
Day & Time
T 11:00am-12:50pm
801 International Affairs Building
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Ester Fuchs
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description This course will examine the linkages between urban governance structures and an economically successful democratic city. We will consider the particular policy challenges that confront both developed and developing cities in the 21st century. It will be important to understand the institutional political causes of urban economic decline, the unique fiscal and legal constraints on city governments as well as the opportunities that only cities offer for democratic participation and sustainable economic growth. The course will draw on case material from primarily American cities and from other developing and developed cities around the globe. It is important to keep in mind that creative policy solutions to the problems of urban economic sustainability may be found in small towns, in rural areas, in private businesses or in other global cities. The utility of importing ideas and programs rests on a practical understanding of politics in that city or community and an effective implementation strategy. Our objective in this course is not simply to understand the challenges to governing the 21st century city but also the policies that promote effective urban governance and economic sustainability.
Web Site Vergil
Department International and Public Affairs
Enrollment 18 students (25 max) as of 10:08AM Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Subject Public Affairs
Number U8250
Section 001
Division School of International and Public Affairs
Open To Architecture, Schools of the Arts, Business, Engineering:Graduate, GSAS, SIPA, Journalism, Law, Public Health, Professional Studies, Social Work
Campus Morningside
Section key 20231PUAF8250U001

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