"Zoning before Zoning"
Previously this academic year
West Side Story
Thursday 11/21 at 7 PM
304 Barnard Hall
The Diana Center, Room 504, Barnard campus
Study Abroad Fair
Friday 9/27 from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Roone Arledge Auditorium, Lerner Hall
Sponsored by Columbia's Office of Global Programs and Barnard's Office of International Programs
For the Public Good: Public Accountability in NYC
A panel with Elizabeth Blackmar, Aaron Pallas, and J. Phillip Thompson
Thursday, 11/7, 2013 at 7 PM
Julius S. Held Auditorium, 304 Barnard Hall
New York City is currently considering selling schools, libraries, parks, and low-income housing to private corporations. Public funds paid not only for these buildings and spaces, but also for the services that are provided in them. Many feel that city officials have shown little accountability to public interests in the making of these decisions. What happens when public goods are not managed in transparent ways? What happens to democratic accountability when public goods come under private management? How does access to these resources serve the public good? Elizabeth Blackmar, professor of social and urban history at Columbia University; Aaron Pallas, professor of sociology and education at Teachers College; and J. Phillip Thomson, professor of political science and urban planning at MIT, tackle these questions in this provocative look at the consequences of privitization.
Fall 2013 Program Planning Meeting
Thursday, 11/14 at 4 PM
The Diana Center, Room 504 (Barnard campus)
The Barnard–Columbia Urban Studies program enables students to explore and understand the urban experience in all of its richness and complexity.
Please join us for our Fall 2013 informational meeting, where we will give a general overview of the courses being offered next term, answer questions about our curricular requirements, and discuss the unique opportunities that the Barnard–Columbia Urban Studies program has to offer.
All Urban Studies majors, faculty members, and prospective students are invited to attend. Pizza and drinks will be served.
Tuesday 4/29 at 6 PM
Sulzberger Tower (17th Floor), Barnard campus
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- Prospective major FAQ — start here
- Fall 2014 Urban Studies Courses
- Fall 2014 A/B/C Courses
- Course Descriptions from the Catalogue
- Comprehensive list of approved A/B/C courses
- Major Curriculum
- Forms and Resources
- Events, news, and opportunities
- Funding opportunities for senior thesis projects
- Study abroad
- About Urban Studies
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