The City College – Macaulay Honors Seminar “Shaping the Future of New York City”

April 16, 2015 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Shepard Hall, room 107, on The City College Of New York campus, Convent Avenue at 140th Street

Kim Wales will address a select group of students as part of the Macaulay Honors Seminar “Shaping the Future of New York City.”In this seminar, students analyze the interplay of social, economic, and political forces that shape the physical form and social dynamics of New York City. In particular,they focus on four social problems and potential innovations around these topics: The future of policing, the changing nature of work, a gender lens for economic growth, and new approaches to public health. The seminar is structured around the four topics, each following the learning approach “read – see – do”. At the beginning of every topic, students read theoretical and conceptual articles that lay the foundation for investigating the topic. They then see change makers in action, both as visitors to our classroom and on site visits. Finally, based on what they have read and seen, students do something to actively shape social policy in New York City – they propose your own social innovation and test its feasibility in front of an audience of experts and decision-makers. Ms. Wales will be the change maker on the “gender lens for economic growth” topic.