Week-by-Week

Below is a week-by-week look at our course. It includes all readings (due the day they are listed), assignments & exams, and in-class activities.

As you’ll see, the majority of the readings for this class are publicly available online; however, there are some that must be accessed through blackboard for copyright reasons. These are indicated with ‘BB’. In the right-hand menu under ‘Quicklinks’, you’ll see a option that will take you directly to Blackboard (though you will still need to login).

Also, this can get a little confusing, especially when trying to find out what’s due quickly, I have also compiled a list of the assignments organized by due date here. This is also accessible via ‘Quicklinks’ in the right-hand menu.

*I reserve the right to change or adapt any and all of this schedule* 

Monday 8/28/17: Introduction to Course

Introduce course and review syllabus.

In-Class Activity

  • Calculating a Household Budget, 1

Wednesday 8/30/17: Measuring Poverty

Reading:

In-Class Activity:

  • Calculating a Household Budget, 2
**NO CLASS MONDAY 9/4/17**

Wednesday 9/6/17: Theorizing Poverty & the American Dream

Reading:

OPTIONAL READING:

In-Class Activity

  • Debating Poverty, Part 1

Assignment:

  • Reflection 1 Due 12midnight FRIDAY 9/8/17

Monday 9/11/17: Using Tech to teach and learn

In-Class Activity:

  • Today Professor Hackett will walk you through the technical and substantive aspects of posting to the course blog and collaborating via your Google Drive.

Assignment:

  • Reflection 1 to be posted by 12midnight MONDAY 9/11/17

Wednesday 9/13/17: The Intersections of Economic Inequality

Reading:

Assignment:

  • BLOGS DUE 12midnight FRIDAY 9/15/17, COMMENTS DUE 12noon SUNDAY 9/17/17, Topical Category: Economic Inequality

Monday 9/18/17: Poverty Debate Working Session

In-Class Activity:

  • Debating Poverty, Part 2
**NO CLASS WEDNESDAY 9/20/17**

Assignment:

  • Assignment 2 Poverty Debate due 12midnight FRIDAY 9/22/17.

Monday 9/25/17 & Wednesday 9/27/17: Historical Development of Cities

Reading:

OPTIONAL:

Assignment:

  • BLOGS DUE 12midnight FRIDAY 9/29/17, COMMENTS DUE 12noon SUNDAY 10/1/17, Topical Category: Historical Development of Cities

Wednesday 10/4/17: Globalization & Privatization of Risk and Well-being

Reading:

Wednesday 10/11/17 & Monday 10/16/17: Low wage work & Shifts in welfare

Reading

OPTIONAL:

Assignment:

  1. BLOGS DUE 12midnight FRIDAY 10/6/17, COMMENTS DUE 12noon SUNDAY 10/8/17, Topical Category: Globalization & Privatization OR Welfare & Low wage work
**NO CLASS MONDAY 10/9/17**

Wednesday 10/18/17: Midterm Review

Monday 10/23/17: Midterm

Assignment:

  1. Reflection 2 Due 12midnight Friday 10/27/17

Wednesday 10/25/17:

  • In-class film viewing.

Monday 10/30/17 Persisting Segregations

Reading:

  1. BB: Boustan, Leah Platt. 2013. Racial Residential Segregation in American Cities, NBER Working Paper No. 19045.
  2. Listen to Episode 512: House RulesThis American Life, , November 22, 2013.
  3. Eligon, J. A Year after Ferguson, Housing Segregation defies tools to erase it.New York Times, August 8, 2015.
  4. Oh, Inae. 2014. Luxury Condo Will Have a New ‘Poor Door.’Huffington Post.

Optional:

  1. Hannah-Jones, Nikole. 2012. Living Apart: How the Government Betrayed a Landmark Civil Rights Law. Pro Publica

Wednesday 11/1/17: Gentrification & Segregation

Reading:

READ 1 of the Following 3:

  1. Rotondaro, V. and Ewing, M. The Ins and OutsNarratively, January 15, 2013.
  2. Adams, Micheal Henry. “The end of Black Harlem”. New York Times Sunday Review, May 27, 2016.
  3. Bontemps, Johnny. Southside Story”. Narratively, January 14, 2013.

AND

Optional:

  1. Grant, Benjamin. “What is Gentrification?POV, PBS
  2. Knafo, Saki. “Is gentrification a human-rights violation?”The Atlantic,  2, 2015.
  3. Gates, M. To Prevent Worsening Inequality, Put Affluent Neighborhoods ON NYC Re-Zoning List. Metropolitics.eu, November 17, 2015.

Assignment:

  1. BLOGS DUE 12midnight FRIDAY 11/3/17, COMMENTS DUE 12noon SUNDAY 11/5/17, Topical Category: Residential Segregation

Monday 11/6/17 & Wednesday 11/8/17: Unpacking the ‘Housing Issue’

Reading:

  1. Greenberg, Michael. (August 17, 2017). Tenants Under Seige: Inside New York City’s Housing Crisis. The New York Review of Books.
  2. Blungart, Jake. (August 10, 2015). Affordable Housing’s Forever Solution. Next City.
  3. Navarro, M. “How do Rent-Burdened New Yorkers Cope?”New York Times, August 24, 2016
  4. Ruby Russel, Berlin becomes first German city to make rent cap a realityThe Guardian,June 1, 2015

OPTIONAL:

  1. Housing New York: A Five-borough, Ten year plan. The City of New York, Mayor Bill De Blasio. Executive Summary and Introduction ONLY
  2. What is affordable housing? A guide developed by the Center for Urban Pedagogy.
  3. Madden and Marcuse. The Permanent Crisis of HousingJacobin, October 2, 2016. EXTRACT THE MAIN POINT
  4. BB: Meehan, J. (2014). Reinventing Real Estate: The Community Land Trust as a social invention in affordable housing. Journal of Applied Social Science, 8, 2, 113-133.

Assignment:

  1. BLOGS DUE 12midnight FRIDAY 11/10/17, COMMENTS DUE 12noon SUNDAY 11/12/17, Topical Category: Housing Affordability

Monday 11/13/17 & Wednesday 11/15/17: Whose Public Space?

Reading:

  1. The Pratt Center for Community Development 2012. Queens Triple Play: Willets West, Major League Soccer and The National Tennis Center. Brooklyn, NY: The Pratt Institute (September 21, 2012).
  2. Dawg. 2008. “Policing public space”. BLOG POST.
  3. BB: Davis, Mike. 1992 “Fortress LA”
  4. No Safe Place: The Criminalization of Homelessness in US Cities”. A Report by the National Coalition for the homeless. Pgs16-29, the section on the Criminalization of Homelessness

OPTIONAL:

  1. Re-visit: BB: Peter Eisinger 2000. The Politics of Bread and Circuses : Building the City for the Visitor Class. Urban Affairs Review 2000 35: 316-333.

Assignment:

  1. BLOGS DUE 12midnight FRIDAY 11/17/17, COMMENTS DUE 12noon SUNDAY 11/19/17, Topical Category: Public Space

Monday11/20/17 & Wednesday 11/22/17: Criminal Justice

Reading:

  1. BB: Alexander, Michelle. 2010. The New Jim Crow, Chapter 1 (pp. 20-57).
  2. Greenberg, Michael. “’Broken Windows and the New York Police.” The New York Review of Books, November 6, 2014.
  3. Paddock, Barry and Sarah Ryley. 2014. Arrests for transit fare evasion surge in recent years, putting it amongst top city offenses leading to jail, Daily News, August 18.
  4. Ryley, Sarah, Laura Dareh Gregorian, 2014. Racial disparities in summons for minor violations in ‘broken windows’ New York Daily News. August 4.

OPTIONAL:

  1. BB: Wacquant, Class, race and hyper-incarceration in revanchist America
  2. Vera Institute. 2014. Race and Prosecution in Manhattan.
  3. BB: Kahn, K. B. and Martin, K. D. (2016). Policing and race: Disparate Treatment, Perceptions and Policy responses. Social Issues and Policy Review, 10, 1 82-121.
  4. PODCAST: Cops see it differently, Part 1. Episode 547. This American Life. WEBZ Chicago.
  5. PODCAST: Cops see it differently, Part 2, Episode 548. This American Life. WEBZ Chicago.

Assignments:

  1. BLOGS DUE 12midnight FRIDAY 11/24/17, COMMENTS DUE 12noon SUNDAY 11/26/17, Topical Category: Criminal Justice

Monday 11/27/17 & Wednesday 11/29/17: The Invisibility of the Immigration Issue

Reading:

  1. BB: Kwong, Peter 2009. “What’s Wrong with the US Immigration Debate?” Fields, Jeff, and Ida Susser,eds. Rethinking America: the imperial homeland in the 21st century. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers. Pp. 300-312.
  2. Economic Policy Institute. 2010. Immigration and Wages

Assignments:

  1. BLOGS DUE 12midnight FRIDAY 12/1/17, COMMENTS DUE 12noon SUNDAY 12/3/17, Topical Category: Immigration Policy

Monday 12/4/17: Urban Futures

Reading:

  1. Kolbert, Elizabeth. (2011). Enter the Anthropocene – Age of Man, National Geographic.
  2. McPhearson, T. The Rise of Resilience: Linking Resilience and Sustainability in City Planning. The Nature of Cities.
  3. Jaffe, E. “Bike-Share is (Still) Struggling to Reach Poor People Across North America.” CityLab,  24, 2014.
  4. Ross, T. and Solomon, D. “Flint Isn’t the Only Place with Racism in the Water.The Nation,  9, 2016.
  5. Copenhagen unveils first climate-change adapted neighborhood, From Al JazeeraAmerica, January 26, 2015, by Elisabeth Braw.
  6. Steinberg, T. Looking Backward into the Future of New York.ed, January 12, 2015

OPTIONAL:

  1. Sustainability vs. Resilience: Why bouncing back is the way of the future.

Assignment:

  1. BLOGS DUE 12midnight FRIDAY 12/8/17, COMMENTS DUE 12noon SUNDAY 12/10/17, Topical Category: Environmental Justice

Wednesday 12/6/17: FINAL REVIEW SESSION

 

Monday 12/11/17: FINAL EXAM

 

Assignment:

  • Reflection 3 due 12midnight Friday 12/20/17

 

 

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