SOAN 282 Pacific Rim Cities
Content: Examination of urban life in Pacific Rim cities; how transnational networks connect social, cultural, demographic, and economic flows and practices. Topics covered may include urbanization, urban planning, sustainability, entrepreneurial cities, economic trade agreements, social disparity, and urban spectacles (Olympics, expos). Case studies may include Shanghai, Sydney, San Jose (Costa Rica), Seoul, and Portland. Students will engage in a semester-long, individual research project examining the linkages between Portland and the Pacific Rim to explore the diversity of global city-formation processes and examine how social, economic, and political processes of urban living are spatially linked.
Prerequisites: SOAN 100 or 110.
Usually offered: Alternate Years, fall semester.
Semester credits: 4.