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The UN estimates that by 2030, more than two-thirds of the total world population will live in urban areas. Most of this increase will take place in the megacities and newly emerging urban regions of what used to be called the developing world.
Urban studies is an expansive multidisciplinary field that addresses people's environment -- how and where they live as well how their government deals with the social, economic, and political issues related to urban affairs and urban studies on a local, regional and national level. It includes urban anthropology, urban economics, urban geography, urban history, urban politics, urban psychology, and urban sociology.
Undergraduate classes are offered through multiple departments. Urban Studies majors specialize in one of 4 areas:
Master students generally take classes offered by the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) home to the University's Center for Metropolitan Studies,
Examples of subject headings:
Cities and towns City planning Globalization Inner cities
Land use, Urban Metropolitan areas Regional planning Small cities
Sociology, Urban Sustainable development Sustainable urban development
Urban economics Urban policy Urban renewal Urbanization
The following are in The GRID's Top 20 Most Popular Urban Planning Web Sites:
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