GGR339H1: Urban Geography, Planning and Political Processes

Hours: 
24L

Investigates North American urban political geography, exploring conflicts over immigration, environment, gentrification, homelessness, labour market restructuring, race and racism, urban sprawl, nature and environment, gender, sexuality, security, and segregation. Explores competing visions of city life and claims on urban space. The course investigates how these struggles connect to economic, social and environmental politics at larger spatial scales, and considers different theoretical frameworks that geographers have developed to make sense of both the persistence of old problems and the emergence of new ones.

Recommended Preparation: 

8.0 FCE's including GGR124H1, GGR246H1/​GGR254H1

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)