Urban Development in Conflict Cities: Planning Challenges and Policy Innovations

Examines urban development challenges in conflict cities. Case studies used to examine the basic infrastructural, governance, social, and economic dilemmas facing citizens and local officials. First half of course focuses on the national and transnational context in which urban conflict is likely to persist; the impacts of conflict on social, political, economic, and institutional capacities of citizens, markets, and states, both local and national; and the growing involvement of multilateral development agencies in identifying urban conflict as a barrier to economic growth. Course ends with a focus on policy innovations, and examination of potential planning, design, and policy solutions.