[geogu-l] urban & economic Spring & Winter courses
jwh at u.washington.edu
Tue Feb 19 11:51:03 PST 2008
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Geography 498: Undergraduate Seminar in Economic Geography and Regional Science (Spring 2008)
Defining and maintaining regional economies in a globalized world
* Given the fall of trade barriers, improvements in transportation and information transfer, and the rise of truly global production networks, how can a local region develop and hang onto a thriving economy?
* What keeps the world from being truly "flat," where capital, innovation, and production flow to the highest bidder, and employment can flow to the lowest bidder?
* How and where will you find meaningful and remunerative employment?
* We will read, analyze, and discuss what geographers, planners, and economists have written about these issues. Individual students will develop a grounded understanding of the terms and tools now used to develop local economic advantage, and will develop a research plan to investigate what works!
* Join us, Spring Quarter, for an enlightening and engaging look at local economic development in the 21st century.
*Syllabus available at http://faculty.washington.edu/jwh/
HIST 490 (Winter 2009) - The History of Suburbia
This seminar explores suburban development around the world from the nineteenth century to the present. Readings and discussions address the political, economic, and cultural underpinnings of suburban growth, and the social and environmental consequences of urban decentralization. We explore many different varieties of suburbs across space and time - from upper-class enclaves to middle-class 'little boxes' to immigrant communities to high-tech office parks - and we examine the relationship of these peripheral communities to the large and more heterogeneous cities they surround.
JAMES W. HARRINGTON, JR.
UW Faculty Legislative Representative
Professor of Geography, Box 353550
University of Washington
Seattle WA 91895-3550
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