T URB 490 Special Topics in Urban Studies (5, max. 15) I&S
Examines specific issues of interest in a seminar-style learning environment. Topics include issues in urban geography, cultural anthropology, urban sociology, community development, urban political economy, planning theory, environmental equity, and critical policy studies that are significant to the growth and development of cities.
Open 1/ 20 (as of 6/4)
TOPIC: COMMUNITY WATERWAY ACCESS.
ACCESS TO URBAN WATERWAYS IS AN IMPORTANT ASPECT OF URBAN EXPERIENCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE. IN THIS COURSE STUDENTS WILL USE SOCIAL SCIENCE LITERATURE RELATED TO RELATION PLACE ATTACHMENT, COMMUNITY ACTIVISM, AND URBAN RECREATION TO EXPLORE CLAIMS ON URBAN WATERWAY SPACES, AND THE EXCLUSIVITY/INCLUSIVITY OF THEIR SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION, PROGRAMMING, DESIGN, AND USE. WE WILL USE EXAMPLES FROM OTHER CITIES AND REGIONS, AND EXPLORE PLANS FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF A SITE ON THE THEA FOSS WATERWAY, RELATIVE TO THIS REGION’S DEMOGRAPHICS, HISTORY, CULTURES, AND EMERGING COMMITMENT TO CLIMATE JUSTICE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. ALL PREREQUISITES HAVE BEEN WAIVED. EMAIL UWTURBAN@UW.EDU FOR ENTRY CODE. ASYNCHRONOUS, OFFERED VIA REMOTE LEARNING.