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Courses - Spring 2024
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Open Seats as of
02/22/2024 at 07:30 PM
HIST328Y
Selected Topics in History; Cities in Flux: Urban Environmental Histories of Water
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Everyday, massive volumes of water move in and out of the worlds cities. The way water moves in urban spaces, however, is more than a technical question: it is a historical problem that cities have confronted for centuries. In this class, we'll take a look at how water has shaped cities over time, and how increasing urbanization has shaped humanity s relationship to water, creating the hybrid waterscapes that undergird cities and occasionally undermine them.