The main objective of this course is to analyse, under a comparative point of view, new issues related to the development of megacities and big metropolitan areas in different parts of the world. The adoption of a comparative approach will be fundamental to analyse the different regulations provided in the matter of housing policies, environmental protection, civic participation, poverty reduction, and social exclusion. The course will deepen traditional topics, such as fundamental rights protection, focusing the attention upon specific case-studies to strengthen the critical and analytical skills of the students, in addition to the traditional understanding ability. The purpose of the course is to provide students with the tools and keys of analysis to understand the aspects and dynamics of the complex social and institutional reality.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students will be able: - to analyse the different institutional organization of megacities and big metropolitan areas in the countries examined; -to analyse and to compare the different forms of protection provided to fundamental rights in megacities; - to understand the growing interaction between different actors and institutions in promoting and protecting fundamental rights in a global perspective; - to discuss the most controversial issues of the course through in-class discussion of case-law.