Planet of Cities with Professor Shlomo Angel

Evidence-Based Policy Responses for Global Urbanization

How can rapidly growing cities in low and middle income countries ensure that their growth is productive, inclusive, sustainable, and resilient? Next Fall, Shlomo Angel — Professor of City Planning at the Marron Institute and Director of the NYU Urban Expansion program — will lead a course that addresses this and other critical questions surrounding global urbanization. Angel's course will be offered the Politics Department in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences but it is open to students from across campus.

Registration for the course is now open — go to Albert > Graduate School of Arts and Sciences > Politics (POL-GA) > POL-GA 2566. 

NYU students with questions about this course should feel free to reach out to the Institute at

Draft Syllabus

Day and Time 
Tuesdays from 6:20 - 8:20PM

Politics Department Seminar Room
19 West 4th Street, Room 217
(West 4th St between Greene & Mercer)

POL-GA 2566 Planet of Cities: Evidence-Based Policy Responses to Global Urbanization

Albert Class Number

The aim of this course is to provide students with an international perspective on urbanization and to introduce them to the theory, the evidence, and the practical tools necessary to formulate and put into practice effective policies that can respond to rapid urbanization in countries the world over, policies that can ensure that cities grow in a productive, inclusive, sustainable, and resilient manner in the decades to come.

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