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URBS V3565 Cities in Developing Countries: Problems and Prospects. 3 points.

Prerequisites: Must attend first class for instructor permission. Preference to Urban Studies majors.

Examination of cities in developing countries, with a focus on environment, employment, and housing. Four cases will be studied: Sao Paulo, Brazil; Johannesburg, South Africa; Bombay, India; and Shanghai, China. We will consider urbanization patterns and the attendant issues, the impact of global economic trends, and governmental and non-governmental responses.