In 2007, we reached the tipping point: More people now live in cities than in the countryside. What is going on? Why does it matter? How do cities work? How can they be different -- and better -- in the future? URBDP 200 Introduces how cities work and explores alternative ways of planning and designing urban futures. Explores the economic, cultural, political, and social aspects of cities and how we might change them for the better. Also examines numerous case studies from the Global North and South.