NYU Wagner will again present its popular urbanization course this summer in Shanghai, China. Taught by Professor Zhan Guo, the course provides participants with an opportunity to enhance conceptual knowledge while learning from and interacting with leading experts and organizations in the field.
Students from outside of NYU are
welcome to request registration for the course. The priority deadline is
February 8, 2012, and on a rolling basis thereafter.
June 10–June 22, 2012
Shanghai, China at NYU Shanghai
Within the next 20 years, China will move 300 million people—similar in number to the entire U.S. population—from rural to urban areas. The massive and rapid urbanization poses tremendous challenges to environment and sustainability, but also offer great opportunities for industrial restructuring and economic development. This process is accompanied with the transition from a centrally-controlled to a market-oriented economy. This course exposes students to diverse issues under this context such as urban renewal, motorization, land use planning, public finance in infrastructure, housing reform, real estate development, property rights, economic development zones, environmental protection, alternative energy, social welfare, etc. The course combines classroom lectures, local guest speakers, visits to local organizations, and field trips in Shanghai and nearby towns and villages. For more information, visit http://wagner.nyu.edu/shanghai.