SUP-605M: Leading Cities

Semester: Not Offered

Credit: 0.5


Day Time Location
First Day
Meet Day


Both in the United States and internationally, urban areas face increasingly difficult challenges of urban management and leadership. This course will examine urban leadership and whether it can make a difference for those who live in cities. Students will examine the approaches of particular mayors and other city leaders as well the role of leadership in the context of urban problems such as education and crime control. Areas of focus will include public private partnerships and governing by networks, employee empowerment and labor relations, innovations, community involvement, and the use of new technologies.Readings and class discussions will culminate in students independent projects which will focus on leadership and policy choices in solving a real or hypothetical city problem.

Not offered in 2013-14.