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1 Cities of the Developing World- URBS 350 (Online) Fall, 2017 Department of Urban Studies and Planning College of Social and Behavioral Sciences California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Instructor: Mintesnot G. Woldeamanuel (Ph.D.) Office: SH 214 A Phone: 818-677-7246 E-mail: [email protected] A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR My name is Mintesnot Woldeamanuel and I am a Professor in the Dep't of Urban Studies and Planning, California State University, Northridge. Prior, I worked as an Assistant Professor in the Planning and Community Development Program of St. Cloud State University, and a research fellow in the Transportation Research Institute of German Aerospace Center (DLR). I got my PhD and Masters Degree from Hokkaido University, Japan in the field of Urban and Environmental Planning. I enjoy all aspects of urban planning but most interested in urban land use and transportation. My research interest includes city planning, urban transportation planning, travel behavior analysis, community development and sustainability. In addition to my training in Urban Planning, I was born and raised in a country considered as a Developing World. Also, I have traveled to different countries including the Developing World that give me an opportunity to understand the socio-cultural aspects of cities. I love swimming, playing table tennis (when I get time, of course ), and spending time with my family. COURSE OVERVIEW When most Americans think of large cities, they usually imagine towering New York City or sprawling Los Angeles. Yet São Paulo is one of the largest cities in the Western Hemisphere, with a population exceeding 11.2 million. Major cities like Rio de Janeiro, Bombay, Cairo, and Shanghai, and many others throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, have urban histories unlike that of cities in the developed world. This course explores the development of cities throughout the Developing World, with an eye to what they have in common, how they vary, and how they compare with cities of the developed world. Using case studies of cities, this , by Dan8267
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