THE MAKING OF CITIES
2007 ORIAS Summer Teacher's
9:00AM to 4:00PM
2223 Fulton Street
U. C. Berkeley
This year, for the first time in human
history, more than half the earth's population is expected to be living
in urban areas. Join area scholars and educators in a week-long exploration
of cities in world history. What induced ancient populations to urbanize?
How did the rise of cities shape the idea of citizenship? What can a comparative
study of architecture and urban planning teach world historians about
the lives of city dwellers? What influence has urbanization had on the
arts? How will the world cope with the surge in slum dwelling? Where do
we look for idealized visions of the future metropolis?
by the University of California at Berkeley Office of Resources for International
and Area Studies (ORIAS), Center for Korean Studies, Center for Latin American
Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European
and Eurasian Studies, Center for South Asia Studies, Center for Southeast
Asia Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies, Institute of European Studies. University
funding is provided by Title VI grants from the United States Department
Co-sponsored by Bay Area Global Education Program (BAGEP) at the World Affairs Council of Northern California and the The Korea Foundation.