GLOBAL METROPOLITAN STUDIES

Global Metropolitan Studies established a field of study at Berkeley to address major transformations in cities around the world, and to change how we study cities. Urbanization brings a range of new political configurations and challenges—ecological crises, processes of democratization and de-democratization, urban marginality, and emergent strategies of recognition and resistance. Global Metropolitan Studies is a community of scholars across disciplines at Berkeley that investigates these new challenges and politics of the new urban century.