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The Politics of Planning in Multicultural Cities: The Case of Jerusalem

Highlights

  • Gain insight from practitioners in the field of city planning.
  • Understand the competing political, ethnic, and religious outlooks that complicate municipal management in Jerusalem.
  • Deepen your understanding of city planning and urban design in multicultural cities.
  • Broaden your perspectives on conflict resolution, political science, public administration, planning, and architecture.
  • Attend three walking tours in the city’s holy places and the areas of religious, political and urban controversy in Jerusalem.

With a 3,000-year history, Jerusalem offers you a fascinating framework for exploring the ways that political, social, and economic factors affect city development and the role that professional planners play in managing the competing desires of a city’s diverse population.

Using Jerusalem as a case study, you will analyze the politics of planning when municipal management is complicated by religious and ethnic conflict. The course will shed light on issues of urban planning from the following perspectives:

  • Comparative perspective: Looking at Jerusalem vis-a-vis Belfast, Nicosia, and Johannesburg
  • Historical perspective: Tracing political and urban developments in the twentieth century
  • Planning perspective: Looking at political, governmental, and municipal policies and policy making

Structure                      

The classes will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays for three hours a day.

Course Components 

  • Tours of key sites in Jerusalem
  • Preparation of bibliography
  • Class discussions
  • Final paper
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View the syllabus.

See July Session summer schedule below.

You’ll be invited to participate in a wide array of trips, tours, and activities offered by the Office of Student Life. From a tour of the Old City to a trip to the Dead Sea to checking out the local festivals, you’ll build your own unique impressions and memories of Jerusalem and Israel. While residing in HebrewU dormitories with other international and Israeli students, you’ll have a chance to form new friendships and get involved in campus life. A team of multilingual Israeli students, called madrichim, is also there to help you adjust to your new surroundings and give you tips on things to do. Learn more about student life at HebrewU.

Apply by: May 1, 2022

Arrive on campus: June 27, 2022
Program length: Four weeks

For payment deadlines, see here.

Application fee: US$ 120
Course Tuition: US$ 1,790
Housing:
US$ 850*

* Depending on availability

Learn more about fees and paying for the program.

Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships based on demonstrated need or merit are available.

Students who complete their summer course application by March 12, 2022, and who also complete payment by April 7, 2022, will be eligible for a 10% early bird discount on the course tuition. In the event that a student applies for more than one summer course, the 10% early bird discount will be applied to one of the summer courses only.

This course is open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to mature learners with an academic background. You must be currently registered at or have been accepted to a recognized college or university or have successfully completed at least one year of study at an accredited institution of higher education. English-language fluency is also required.

Apply

We’re pleased you’re applying to join us in Jerusalem. See our application guidelines to learn more. Apply online now!

Please note:

  • Students may change their selection of summer course(s) from the July Session up until five days before the July Session begins.
  • The maximum recommended course load for the July Session is two courses.
  • Students applying for the July Session may also apply for one of the courses offered in the August Session. View the August Session courses here.
  • See here for more information about visas.
  • Students who complete their summer course application by March 12, 2022, and who also complete payment by April 7, 2022, will be eligible for a 10% early bird discount on the course tuition. In the event that a student applies for more than one summer course, the 10% early bird discount will be applied to one of the summer courses only.

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Fast Facts

Course:

The Politics of Planning in Multicultural Cities (SPGE201/48882)

Teaching Faculty:

Prof. Moshe Amirav

Language of Instruction:

English

Credits/Hours:

Academic hours: 45
Credits: 3

Course Dates:

June 27 – July 21, 2022

Eligibility:

Undergraduate and graduate students; mature learners with an academic background

Application Deadline:

May 1, 2022

Costs:

Application fee: US$ 120
Course Tuition: US$ 1,790
Housing: US$ 850*

* Depending on availability

Relevant Academic Fields:

Politics, history, conflict resolution, urban planning

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