Colloquium on the Law, Politics, and Economics of Urban Affairs

URPL-GP.2616, 3 points.

Semester: Spring


This course, taught jointly by faculty at NYU Law and Wagner, offers students an opportunity to explore the theoretical underpinnings of the leading current debates about critical urban policy issues.  For spring 2014, the course will focus on the challenges of economic and racial segregation in both neighborhoods and schools.   The primary focus of the colloquium are discussions of works in progress by scholars from around the country, 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 short papers critiquing selected works in progress. In alternate weeks, students meet with faculty to discuss supplemental readings and learn the background necessary to understand each paper.


CORE-GP.1011; PADM-GP.2140 or URPL-GP.2608

Semester Instructor Syllabus Link
Spring 2014Ingrid Gould Ellen, Vicki BeenSyllabus
Spring 2013Ingrid Gould Ellen, Vicki BeenSyllabus
Spring 2012Syllabus
Spring 2009Syllabus
Semester Instructor Evaluation Link
Spring 2014Ingrid EllenEvaluation
Spring 2014Vicki BeenEvaluation
Spring 2013Ingrid Gould EllenEvaluation
Spring 2012Been, Vicki (team)Evaluation
Spring 2012ORegan, Katherine(team)Evaluation
Spring 2009Ellen, IngridEvaluation
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