Prof. Diane Davis
Prof. Roger Petersen
This course's aims are two-fold:
As preparation, students will be required to become familiar with social and political theories of the city and the nation and their relationship to each other. They also will focus on the ways that racial, ethnic, religious, nationalist or other identities grow and manifest themselves in cities or other territorial levels of determination (including the regional or transnational). In the search for remedies, students will be encouraged to consider a variety of policymaking or design points of entry, ranging from the political- institutional (e.g. forms of democratic participation and citizenship) to spatial, infrastructural, and technological interventions.
Davis, Diane, and Roger Petersen. 11.949 Cities in Conflict: Theory and Practice, Fall 2003. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/urban-studies-and-planning/11-949-cities-in-conflict-theory-and-practice-fall-2003 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA