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Urbanization is an fundamental aspect of the social and economic transformations that take place in the process of development. On the one hand, it is necessary for industrial and economic growth. On the other hand, the
shift to urban living alters the ways we interact with each other. Using literature from sociology, urban planning, and geography, this course will explore how cities have been employed to foster economic development and how
they have reshaped social relations. Though the role of cities in development will be explored primarily through an examination of Korea’s development history, examples will also be drawn from throughout Asia and in some cases from the West.