Section I: Theoretical Lenses on Space in the City
1 Introduction  
2 The urban economics lens about urban land and housing Before Ses #3: Turn in one page description of proposed final paper/map topic
3 Political and sociological lens about urban land and housing  
4 Legal theory lens about property rights Before Ses #5: Hand in a write-up (up to 2 pages) refining the topic and approach with a preliminary reference list
5 Everyday property practices and public space  
6 Critical cartography and the unmasking of spatial relations Before Ses #7: Schedule a meeting with the professor to discuss your paper or project topic
Section II: Property Rights Interventions Mediating the Struggle for Space in the City

Guest speaker: Kanarinka, artist and faculty, RISD

Affective geography and public space

Before Ses #8: Submit an outline of the paper with an extended reference list of if you are doing a project, or a mockup of your map
8 Land titling and regularization  
9 Land trusts and affordable housing  

Guest speaker: May Louie, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative

Community's power of eminent domain

11 Land takings and compensation: How to make change, social cognition  

Class presentations

Students make a 15 minute presentation of their final paper, followed by questions and answers

At the end of the semester, final papers or map projects are due