Fall/Winter Timetable

POL476H1S L0101

Graduate Course Code: POL2376H1S L0101

Topics in Public Policy

Urban Policy and Policymaking


This course examines the social, economic, political, and institutional context of urban policies and policymaking processes, focusing on the U.S. and Canada. Course topics include urban inequality and economic regeneration, sustainability, infrastructure investments, social services, housing, and the relationship between municipal governments and international, national, and sub-national governing bodies.



Format and Requirements

The course will be discussion-based and students will be expected to complete each week’s assigned readings and actively participate in class discussions. Final grades will be based on participation, a book review, a media portfolio, and a final project.