Due to economic development and globalization, cities continue to grow with predictions that 70 of the world’s population will live in urban areas by the year 2050. This course, then, will view cities as hubs where patterns, connections, discussions, and the processes shape such issues as social justice, economic development, technology, migration, the environment among others. By examining cities as a lens, this sequence of weekend courses encourages students to examine cities as a system for discussing social processes being built and rebuilt. With an interdisciplinary focus, the course invites experts from the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon, and relevant fields more broadly.
Friday, March 27 to Sunday, March 29
Online: Smart Cities and Technology Mini-Course
Veronica Dristas & Korryn Mozisek
European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with Carnegie Mellon University
Free and Open to the Public