This course, taught jointly by faculty members of the School of Law and the Wagner School, offers students an opportunity to explore the theoretical underpinnings of the leading current debates about such critical urban policy issues as whether and how to contain suburban sprawl; the impacts of various efforts to increase the production of affordable housing; and the successes and failures of efforts to improve and equalize the quality of education. The primary focus of the colloquium are discussions of works in progress by scholars from around the county, working in such disciplines as planning, law, public policy, and economics. In colloquium weeks, students participate in an in-depth discussion of the paper with the author. Students submit a short paper critiquing the work in progress. In alternate weeks, students meet with faculty to discuss supplemental readings and learn the background necessary to understand each paper.
Prerequisites:CORE-GP.1011; PADM-GP.2140 or URPL-GP.2608