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Always Do the Reading
Great Intro to the Subject
This class was tough.
The course brings a lot of awareness to the area around you. I live in NYC and I learned a lot about the people, policies, and current problems around the city I live it. Overall it changed my perspective and I now feel more educated about the issues mentioned in this course.
Some specific topics we discussed was the issue of homelessness and the importance of affordable housing. It brought to my attention the fact that there are more homeless people than shelters available and just how poorly this issue is being taken care of. The mayor recently proposed an affordable housing plan that actually will do more harm than good. The plan will increase rents and gentrification at a faster rate, therefore causing residents to struggle to find a new affordable home to relocate to.
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Advice for students:
In order to succeed in this course students will have to read the articles thoroughly and put in effort for the assignments. The course is a lot of work, but it should not be too difficult if you stay on track, complete the extra credit opportunities, and ask plenty of questions. Students will leave the course will a better understand of urban areas and more educated view.