Fall 2023 Executive MPA Program U6650 section 001

Cities in a Globalizing World

Call Number 17540
Day & Time
T 6:10pm-8:00pm
501A International Affairs Building
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Francisco L Rivera-Batiz
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

Cities such as New York, London, Hong Kong, Sao Paolo, Tokyo and Mumbai, have been at the heart of deepening economic, social and political globalization. International trade, financial flows, the arts, and migration have shaped their process of urbanization and position in national life and they in turn have influenced the character of globalization. Policymakers in global cities have abundant resources at their disposal but face complicated governance challenges due to their size, complexity and deep linkages to the rest of the world. In addition, global cities increasingly must compete for human capital and investment. This course examines the key features of global cities and the main stages of their development. It explores the governance challenges that policymakers in global cities face in the areas of economics, infrastructure, environment, human capital development, and social welfare. For instance, in the area of economic policymaking, students will analyze the importance of agglomeration, economic clusters, economies of scale, and spillovers as well as the possible strategies for gaining a competitive edge over other cities.

Web Site Vergil
Department International and Public Affairs
Enrollment 8 students (25 max) as of 9:05PM Monday, May 20, 2024
Subject Executive MPA Program
Number U6650
Section 001
Division School of International and Public Affairs
Open To SIPA
Campus Morningside
Note EMPA Priority Registration
Section key 20233EMPA6650U001