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Spring 2011 - 62055 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy

Urban Communication

Instructor(s): Burd, Gene
Unique Number: 62055
Day & Time: TTh 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Room: CMA A3.108
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Course Overview

Topics for these policy seminars have included environmental and natural resources policy, health-service delivery policy, social welfare policy, transportation policy, science and technology policy, international affairs, national security, urban and regional growth policy, and political campaigns.


Section Description

This course helps students understand and write about cities in the new “mediapolis”, new urban spaces and places, symbols, images and identity; the new media role of newspapers, cinema and magazines; decentralization and the globalization of cities, electronic and Internet media, and the impact of these new communication technologies on city form and function.

It covers decision-making in a multi-centered, multi-cultured and multi-mediated  metropolis with the new urban geography and cyberspace of virtual reality in the natural and built environment of urban growth and ecology. It suggests ways to report and study architecture, design, transportation, economics, housing, human relations (race, gender, age, and class), government, health, medicine, entertainment, recreation, education, and the natural environment, all in the context of urbanization.

Cross-listed with Journalism 391