Free Online Course on CitiesX: The Past, Present and Future of Urban Life

The Harvard University is offering free online course on CitiesX: The Past, Present and Future of Urban Life. The course will explore key concepts of urban development by examining cities around the world, including London, Rio de Janeiro, New York City, Shanghai, Mumbai, Kigali, and many more.

In this twelve week course, applicants will explore what makes cities energizing, amazing, challenging, and perhaps humanity’s greatest invention. This course will start on February 15, 2018.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 12 weeks
Effort: 5-7 hours pw
Subject: Economy and finance
Institution: Harvard University and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $99
Session: Course Starts on February 15, 2018

Providers’ Details

Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard faculty is engaged with teaching and research to push the boundaries of human knowledge.

About This Course

CitiesX will give you a far-ranging look at the past, present and future of cities, with the aim of teaching you how to better understand, appreciate and improve urban areas. The course will explore key concepts of urban development by examining cities around the world, including London, Rio de Janeiro, New York City, Shanghai, Mumbai, Kigali, and many more.

Why Take This Course?

CitiesX also dives into pressing social and urban planning issues like public health, transportation, zoning, gentrification, cost of living, crime, and congestion. The course includes interviews and insights from academics, policymakers, urban leaders and city residents.

Learning Outcomes

  • A deeper understanding of what urbanism looks like around the world.
  • A historical perspective on the rise of cities throughout the world.
  • The local role and national governments play in developing and distorting cities.
  • The cultural contributions cities make to how we live, love, and learn.
  • The role of transportation in creating a liveable city.
  • Different approaches to analyzing public policy in cities.
  • What the future might hold for urban life.

Instructors

Edward Glaeser

Edward Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, where he has taught since 1992.

Requirements

None

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Create an edX account to SignUp
  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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