Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
ing North Africa and Arab cities. Classes will be taught jointly by a geographer and a sociologist. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, the course with emphasize the complex interaction between rapidly changing societies, power relations and urban planning. First analyzing the foundations and speciﬁcities of Mediterranean and MiddleEastern cities, the lectures will then focus on the social, economic and political changes linked with a glance at various phases of urban growth. It will explore how these changes have redeﬁned urban landscapes and livelihoods. It will also dig into the differences and common trends in the region and the wider international context in terms of housing production, urban regulation and professional framing. Opportunity will be given to reﬂect on planning related issues in large post-industrial metropolis and city-regions as well as newly urbanized areas subject to global conﬂicts, battles for image and democratic challenges. Required reading : Ababsa Myriam, Dupret Baudoin, Denis Eric (dir.), 2012, Popular housing and urban land tenure in the Middle East, American University in Cairo ; Sims David, Understanding Cairo. The logic of a city out of control, American University in Cairo press, 2011 ; André Raymond, 1984, The great Arab cities in the 16th-18th centuries : an introduction, New York uni-versity press ; El Sheshtawy Yasser, ed., 2008, The evolving Arab city. Tradition, modernity and urban development, Routledge ; Elsheshtawy, Yasser, ed., Planning Middle Eastern Cities : A Twentieth Century Urban Kalei-doscope (London : Routledge, 2004).
Teachers : Stephen SAWYER (Assistant Professor, American University in Paris). Prerequisite : None Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : There are four evaluations : reading response ; participation ; presentation ; paper. Workload : The class will have required weekly readings of around eighty pages. The term paper will be 10 pages long and the class presentation will be 15-25 minutes. Pedagogical method : 12 sessions of 2 hours. Course Description : This course provides students with an introduction to North American metropolises, from the early twentieth century to today. We will survey major urban regions and themes that are relevant to GTM's training in contemporary metropolitan governance. The class will be a seminar focused on student presentations and active participation. Required reading : Carl Abbott, Urban American in the Modern Age : 1Abbott, Carl. Urban America in the Modern Age : 1920 to the Present. Wheeling, Ill. : Harlan Davidson, 2007, 2nd ed. 920 to the Present (2007, 2nd ed.) ; Susan Fainstein, The Just City (2011)Excerpts from the books and articles listed below, which will be placed on the ENTG course page ; Nancy Foner, ed., New Immigrants in New York (8d edition, 2001)Students interested in Canadian cities should also read : Bunting, Trudi E. et al, Canadian Cities in Transition : New Directions in the Twenty-First Century. Ontario : Oxford University Press, 2010, 4th edition.
NORTH AMERICAN METROPOLIS
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English