11.957 | January IAP 2007 | Graduate

Frameworks of Urban Governance


Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 4 sessions for 4 days, 3 hours / session

Course Description

Urban governance comprises the various forces, institutions, and movements that guide economic and physical development, the distribution of resources, social interactions, and other aspects of daily life in urban areas. This course examines governance from legal, political, social, and economic perspectives. In addition, we will discuss how these structures constrain collective decision making about particular urban issues (immigration, education…). Assignments will be nightly readings and a short paper relating an urban issue to the frameworks outlined in the class.


1 Legal
2 Political
3 Social
4 Economic

Course Info

As Taught In
January IAP 2007