Policy Issues: Global Cities (8 ECTS)

One of the major challenges to statehood 'from below' is posed by the rise of global cities. This module engages you in a deeper analysis of cities and their role in global affairs.

Dr. Noah Toly
Prof. Noah Toly

Instructor: Dr. Noah Toly

One of the major challenges to statehood 'from below' is posed by the rise of global cities. This module engages you in a deeper analysis of cities and their role in global affairs. You will discuss theoretical concepts in the context of terms such as globalization, localization, glocalization, and the global city.

What are the implications of the rise of global cities theoretically, demographically, economically, politically, and culturally? You will furthermore engage in discussing challenges cities themselves face, and interactively debate approaches to contemporary city governance.

Video Introduction

Module Structure

Part I: Introduction

Unit 01: Cities in the 21st Century - Overview and Concepts
Unit 02: Cities and Globalization

Part II: Dimensions of Urban Governance

Unit 03: Urban Challenges of Modes of Participation
Unit 04: Financing Cities
Unit 05: State Reform and Multi-level Governance in Megacities

Part III: Core Challenges

Unit 06: Urban Inequalities
Unit 07: The Provision of Infrastructure in Sprawling Urban Areas
Unit 08: Migration and Multiculturalism
Unit 09: State Reform and Multi-level Governance in Megacities
Unit 10: Urban Inequalities
Unit 11: The Provision of Infrastructure in Sprawling Urban Areas
Unit 12: Migration and Multiculturalism
Unit 13: Crime, Terrorism, and Security
Unit 14: Sustainable Cities: Environmental and Energy Challenges
Unit 15: Spaces of Emancipation and the Right to the City