Tuesday, February 20, 2018

@edXOnline : CitiesX:
The Past, Present and Future of Urban Life
1. Introduction

CitiesX: an exploration of the past, present, and future of humanity’s greatest invention: the city. The material in this course is a combination of Harvard Professor Edward Glaeser’s direct-to-camera lectures and interviews with experts on a variety of topics, ranging from ancient Mesopotamian cities to the challenges of fighting crime sewer systems in modern day Brazil — and everything in-between.

Fundamental Readings
  • Triumph of the City by Edward Glaeser
  • The Streets Were Paved With Gold by Ken Auletta
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
  • Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West by William Cronon
  • Cities in Civilization by Peter Hall
  • The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
  • The Economy of Cities by Jane Jacobs
  • Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States  by Kenneth T. Jackson
  • The Urban Transportation Problem by John R. Meyer, John F. Kain, and Martin Wohl
  •  Regional Advantage by AnnaLee Saxenian
CitiesX: The Past, Present and Future of Urban Life Explore what makes cities energizing, amazing, challenging, and perhaps humanity’s greatest invention. @edxonline #mooc https://www.edx.org/course/citiesx-past-present-future-urban-life-harvardx-urban101x

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