Calendar and Readings

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Part I: Why bother? First world / third world juxtapositions and symbioses
1 Globalization and cities

Amazon logo Richardson, Harry, and Chang-Hee Bae. "Introduction." In Globalization and Urban Development. Berlin, MA: Springer-Verlag, 2005, pp. 31-50. ISBN: 9783540223627. [Preview in Google Books]

Amazon logo Marcuse, Peter, and Ronald van Kempen. "Conclusion: A Changed Spatial Order." In Globalizing Cities: A New Spatial Order? Oxford, NY: Blackwell Publishers, 2000, pp. 249-275. ISBN: 9780631212904. [Preview in Google Books]

 
2 Beyond globalization: Conceptualizing the "third world" vis-à-vis the "first world"

Amazon logo Said, Edward. "Introduction." In Culture and Imperialism. New York, NY: Alfred Knopf, Inc., 1994, pp. xi-xxviii. ISBN: 9780679750543.

Vidyarthi, Sanjeev. "Literature Review: Siting Appropriations." In Inappropriate Appropriations of Planning Idea: Informalizing the Formal and Localizing the Global. Ann Arbor, IN: University of Michigan, unpublished doctoral dissertation, 2008, pp. 16-51.

 
3 Mixing it up: Multicultural cities in history Briggs, Xavier de Souza. "Civilization in Color: The Multicultural City in Three Millennia." City and Community 3, no. 4 (2004): 311-342.  
4 The power of itinerant ideas in an interconnected world

Amazon logo King, Martin Luther, Jr. "Pilgrimage to Nonviolence." In The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. Edited by Clayborne Carson. New York, NY: Warner Books, Inc., 2001, pp. 121-134. ISBN: 9780446676502.

Amazon logo Dalton, Dennis. "Mohandas, Malcolm, and Martin." In Mahatma Gandhi: Nonviolent Power in Action. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1993, pp. 168-187. ISBN: 9780231081184. [Preview in Google Books]

Two page research proposal due
Part II: Compare why, what, and how? Theory, substance, and method of comparison
5 Comparison as a research methodology Amazon logo Ragin, Charles. "The Distinctiveness of Comparative Social Science." In The Comparative Method: Moving Beyond Qualitative and Quantitative Strategies. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1989, pp. 1-18. ISBN: 9780520066182. [Preview in Google Books]  
6 Qualitative and quantitative comparative methods

Amazon logo Ragin, Charles. "The Variable-Oriented Approach." In The Comparative Method: Moving Beyond Qualitative and Quantitative Strategies. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1989, pp. 53-68. ISBN: 9780520066182. [Preview in Google Books]

Amazon logo Rueschemeyer, Dietrich. "Can One or a Few Cases Yield Theoretical Gains?" In Comparative Historical Analysis in the Social Sciences. Edited by James Mahoney and Dietrich Rueschemeyer. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2003, pp. 305-336. ISBN: 9780521016452. [Preview in Google Books]

 
7 Application of mixed research methods Amazon logo Inam, Aseem. "Appendix: Research Methodology and Interview Questions." In Planning for the Unplanned: Recovering from Crises in Megacities. New York, NY: Routledge, 2005, pp. 213-225. ISBN: 9780415951302.  
Part III: How can one ground first world / third world comparisons? Conceptual frameworks
8 Adopting a political-economy approach Amazon logo Smith, David. "Developing an International Political Economy Approach," and "The Logic of Historical-Structural Analysis." In Third World Cities in Global Perspective: The Political Economy of Uneven Urbanization. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, Inc., 1996, pp. 9-25 and 39-46. ISBN: 9780813329987. [Preview in Google Books]  
9 Connecting past to present Amazon logo King, Anthony. "World Cities, Colonial Cities: Connections and Comparisons." In Global Cities: Post-Imperialism and the Internationalization of London. London, UK: Routledge, 1991, pp. 33-52. ISBN: 9780415062411. [Preview in Google Books]  
10 Applying institutional analysis to urban crises Amazon logo Inam, Aseem. "Opportunity Strikes." Chapter 2 in Planning for the Unplanned: Recovering from Crises in Megacities. New York, NY: Routledge, 2005, pp. 19-58. ISBN: 9780415951302.  
Part IV: How does one focus? Issues and illustrations
11 Creativity and the city Amazon logo Landry, Charles. "Creative Cities in the World (Part 1 only)." Chapter 7 in The Art of City Making. London, UK: Earthscan, 2006, pp. 335-385. ISBN: 9781844072460. Five page outline and summary due
12 Cultural analysis

Amazon logo Ross, Marc. "Culture and Identity in Comparative Political Analysis." In Comparative Politics: Rationality, Culture, and Structure. Edited by Mark Lichbach and Alan Zuckerman. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1997, pp. 42-80. ISBN: 9780521586689. [Preview in Google Books]

Amazon logo Sanyal, Bishwapriya. "Hybrid Planning Cultures: The Search for the Global Cultural Commons." In Comparative Planning Cultures. New York, NY: Routledge, 2005, pp. 3-25. ISBN: 9780415951357.

 
13 Infrastructure and economy Amazon logo Graham, Stephen, and Simon Marvin. "Glocal Infrastructure and the Splintering of Urban Economics." In Splintering Urbanism: Networked Infrastructures, Technological Mobilities and the Urban Condition. London, UK: Routledge, 2001, pp. 304-377. ISBN: 9780415189651. [Preview in Google Books]  
14 Applying research questions to key urban challenges Amazon logo Inam, Aseem. "Planning for the Unplanned." Chapter 1 in Planning for the Unplanned: Recovering from Crises in Megacities. New York, NY: Routledge, 2005, pp. 1-18. ISBN: 9780415951302.  
Part V: What is the scale of urban comparison? Establishing scope
15 Programs Tinker, Irene. "Alleviating Poverty: Investing in Women's Work." Journal of the American Planning Association 66, no. 3 (2000): 229-242.  
16 Projects Amazon logo Serageldin, Ismaïl. "The Architecture of Empowerment: A Survey." In The Architecture of Empowerment: People, Shelter and Livable Cities. London, UK: Academy Editions, 1997, pp. 8-29. ISBN: 9781854904935.  
17 Power structures Amazon logo Savitch, H. V. "Power Structures." In Post-Industrial Cities: Politics and Planning in New York, Paris, and London. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1991, pp. 238-264. ISBN: 9780691023410.  
18 Ecological footprints Amazon logo Simmons, Craig. "Ecological Footprint Analysis: A Useful Method for Exploring the Interaction Between Lifestyles and the Built Environment." In Sustainable Urban Development Volume 2: The Environmental Assessment Methods. Edited by Mark Deakin, Gordon Mitchell, Peter Nijkamp and Ron Vreeker. London, UK: Routledge, 2007, pp. 223-235. ISBN: 9780415322164.  
Part VI: What to do, or what not to do? Learning by example: first world / third world city comparisons
19 Understanding cities comparatively Amazon logo Pacione, Michael. "Land Use in the City," and "Internal Structure of Third World Cities." Chapters 7 and 22 in Urban Geography: A Global Perspective. London, UK: Routledge, 2009, pp. 131-156 and pp. 447-460. ISBN: 9780415462020. [Preview in Google Books]  
20 Learning from the third world Cervero, Robert. "Informal Transit: Learning from the Developing World." Access 18 (2001): 15-22.  
21 Informational technology and spatial structures Sohn, Jungyul, Tschango Kim, and Geoffrey Hewings. "Information Technology and Urban Spatial Structure: A Comparative Analysis of Chicago and Seoul Regions." The Annals of Regional Science 37, no. 3 (2003): 447-462.  
22 Application of comparative case studies: Part 1

Amazon logo Inam, Aseem. "Successful Planning in Mexico City." Chapter 3 in Planning for the Unplanned: Recovering from Crises in Megacities. New York, NY: Routledge, 2005, pp. 59-84. ISBN: 9780415951302.

Amazon logo ———. "Successful Planning in Los Angeles." Chapter 4 in Planning for the Unplanned: Recovering from Crises in Megacities. New York, NY: Routledge, 2005, pp. 85-110. ISBN: 9780415951302.

 
23 Application of comparative case studies: Part 2

Amazon logo Inam, Aseem. "When Planning Institutions Fail." Chapter 5 in Planning for the Unplanned: Recovering from Crises in Megacities. New York, NY: Routledge, 2005, pp. 111-136. ISBN: 9780415951302.

Amazon logo ———. "Postscript: Planning after September 1, 2001." In Planning for the Unplanned: Recovering from Crises in Megacities. New York, NY: Routledge, 2005, pp. 191-212. ISBN: 9780415951302.

 
24 15 minute audio-visual student presentations No readings

 

 
25 15 minute audio-visual student presentations (cont.) No readings

 

 
Part VII: So what? Insights, transformations, practice, and policy (amongst others)
26 Research insights through explanation and theory Amazon logo Zuckerman, Alan. "Reformulating Explanatory Standards and Advancing Theory in Comparative Politics." In Comparative Politics: Rationality, Culture, and Structure. Edited by Mark Lichbach and Alan Zuckerman. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, 1997, pp. 277-310. ISBN: 9780521586689. [Preview in Google Books]  
27 Transformed worldviews Amazon logo Nasr, Joe, and Mercedes Volait. "Introduction: Transporting Planning." In Urbanism: Exported or Imported? Native Aspirations and Foreign Plans. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Academy, 2003, pp. xi-xxxvii. ISBN: 9780470851609.  
28 Cross-cultural practice Amazon logo Bull, Catherin, Darko Radovic, and Claire Parin. "Conclusion: Urban Design for a Cross-Cultural Future." In Cross-Cultural Urban Design: Global or Local Practice? Edited by Catherin Bull, Davisi Boontharm, Claire Parin, Darko Radovic and Guy Tapie. London, UK: Routledge, 2008, pp. 208-233. ISBN: 9780415432795.  
29 Application: Institutional and policy design Amazon logo Inam, Aseem. "Routines, Comparisons, and Future Directions." Chapter 6 in Planning for the Unplanned: Recovering from Crises in Megacities. New York, NY: Routledge, 2005, pp. 137-190. ISBN: 9780415951302. 25 page final paper due at end of semester