Lecture 2 Globalization
Widely used term and used v. imprecisely
What distinguishes globalization now from previous forms of globalization
SLIDE- special extensions involved in globalization (Michael Mann)
SLIDE- global cities- Susan Fainstein- urba
Hello Week 7
Class 1- we examine economic inequality, which has been increasing rapidly in US
*Watch the Thomas Piketty Lecture
Class 2- Housing, the crisis of affordable housing, homelessness etc, urban areas
have to deal with these challe
Hello Week 8
Were going to shift from talking about economic issues to talking about cultural issues
Well talk about architecture, the history of building and architectural styles.
Read Rick Bells article.
2nd class will talk about how culture
Hello Week 9
Two topics this week:
1) Immigration- arguably 1970s, 80s, 90s immigration to NY saved the city from the
fate of Buffalo, and Detroit that lost massive numbers of people to the suburbs but
werent able to replace them. But still unsure
Lecture 2 Movies
For this class, were selecting hit movies- movies that interested the viewing public.
Determining hit status (from 1947) based being in the top 10 for N. America at the
time of the release (based on reel rental, and later on tickets).
Lecture 2 Housing
Affordable housing- housing at prices residents can afford.
NY is particularly interesting on this issue- as has pioneered many different
SLIDE- Percent of housing units occupied by their owners in the ten largest cities in
Separation and Integration: Urban and Suburban Neighborhoods:
Race, Class and Ethnicity
When were talking about the residential composition of neighbourhoods- how is this
- Its all based on self-reporting.
- Based on how people identify in
Hello Week 10
This is the last week of lectures.
Youll be peer-reviewing two of your classmates drafts instead of discussion this
- Wk 10 Class 1, go to the link for rough drafts, copy and paste your draft into
the discussion board by TUESDAY June 2
Hello Week 5
Discussion Question: How well do you think either New York mayor Bill de Blasio or LA
mayor Eric Garcetti are performing in their job so far? (You need only discuss one of
these mayors, but if you wish you can discuss both.)
Class 1- l
Week 5 Lecture 2
Use the guides to learn how to use the Social Explorer program.
Research project is due June 8 (week 11)
Choose a topic covered in class- doing research and drawing on your own experience
where relevant and you wish to do
Hello Week 6
Environmental challenges each city faces
NY and LA each have their own vulnerabilities: NY- flood protection due to waterfront locationstill doesnt have barriers. LA- earthquakes, and water shortage- Garcetti has proposed plans.
Hello Week 1
Introduces instructor and TAs
Class focuses on LA and NY
Online class features:
-each week 1-2 15min lecture videos
- 60 second orientation video titled hello week #
- Discussion topic each week- post comment by Friday, then post your
Wk 1 Lec 2: From Medieval City to Suburban Megopolis
Broad historical look at cities.
Medieval city discuss suburbanization process. Started in NY around 1815.
WWII suburbanization associated with the automobile
SLIDE: Map of England- can see asso
Hello Week 2
- Encourages students who are familiar with major cities outside of Los Angeles to
continue to draw on them throughout the course.
- Weekly discussion board is really important- refer the readings in your weekly
posts, at least as a st
Enjoyed reading discussion on preventing the housing crisis, describes student
comments chosen this week.
This week we will look at two topics:
1) The idea of the great urban thinker, Jane Jacobs, reading from her 1961
classic The Death and Lif
Wk 2 Lecture 2
Note: Previous lecture was in two parts. I mistakenly uploaded the second part
as Lecture 2, but in fact this is lecture 2 of week 2. Sorry about that!
The greatest financial crisis in the US since the Great Depre
Hello Wk 4
First Quiz on Friday:
- to prepare make sure you can answer all the questions on the reading guide
- also know the main points from lectures,.
- The Quiz will include all the material from wk 4 (lecture 1 and 2).
- Each student will have
Lecture 2 Education
Attempts to reform public shools in the last 20 years
-but no silver bullet that will solve problems, we need a variety of measures and
there is no guarantee of success
Issues well cover:
-Federal involvement, eg. No Chile Left
Lecture 2 Chicago, Los Angeles and New York schools/ Models of Urban
Will discuss 3 main approach of the last 100 years.
Chicago- the oldest
-Developed by scholars at UChicago in 1920-40.
- SLIDE: depicts circular model with concentric zo