PAD 320

Growth, Technology, and Competitiveness

4 Unit(s)

This course delves into the critical economic concerns and crafts creative solutions associated with the urbanization of cities and regions. In this course, students will discuss and debate intractable problems that follow smart growth, rapid gentrification, redevelopment, technology, and immigration as cities transform into competitive megalopolises. Then, students will determine if practices applied in the past are still appropriate solutions. If they are not, students will design innovative but practical strategies to address them. Chosen responses must harmonize the diverse interests and resources of business, government, and society.