Contemporary U.S. Cities
Instructor: Dan Immergluck
Urban Studies Institute
This class will introduce students to some of the key challenges and opportunities in U.S. cities today, including:
- Why do some metropolitan areas seem to be growing and others not?
- Can gentrification be “managed”? Can displacement be reduced?
- How are new technologies affecting cities? How will automated vehicles affect cities?
- What makes for a good urban transportation system?
- How can jobs and economic activity be brought to lower-income neighborhoods?
- Why are rents so high in new apartments in Atlanta? How can more affordable housing be provided to lower-income residents of cities?
- What does the suburbanization of poverty mean for cities and suburbs? What can be done to address it?
- What are cities doing to address food insecurity and create more equitable food systems?
- What roles does discrimination play in the perpetuation of segregation and housing disparities? What can be done to reduce segregation?
The class will involve exposure to community activists, urban planners, and policy makers and engage these issues in metropolitan Atlanta.
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