What you’ll learn

  • A deeper understanding of what urbanism looks like around the world
  • A historical perspective on the rise of cities throughout the world
  • The role local and national governments play in developing and distorting cities
  • The cultural contributions cities make to how we live, love, and learn
  • The role of transportation in creating a liveable city
  • Different approaches to analyzing public policy in cities
  • What the future might hold for urban life

Meet the instructor

  • bio for Edward Glaeser

    Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of EconomicsHarvard University

  • Length: 12 weeks
  • Effort: 5 to 7 hours per week
  • Price: FREE
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  • Institution: HarvardX
  • Subject: Economics & Finance
  • Level: Introductory
  • Languages: EnglishPortuguêsPortuguês
  • Video Transcripts: EnglishPortuguêsPortuguês


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