SUM 2021: IPM 598 – Resettlement and Camp Infrastructure

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IPM 598: Special Topics: Resettlement and Camp Infrastructure
Offered as a blended course.(synchronous and asynchronous) on Mondays 4:30 pm to 5:20 pm
Credits:  1 credit cr/nc


Instructor: Lan Nguyen
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Registration Instructions:  State Students must register by calling PCE registration at 206-543-2310. This is a fee based program course. Tuition is NOT included in your tuition cap.


This graduate level urban planning based course is designed to familiarize students with the social, political and economic processes that produce vulnerability and induce migration which is increasing across the globe.



“We are facing the biggest refugee and displacement crisis of our time. Above all, this is not just a crisis of numbers; it is also a crisis of solidarity.” – Ban Ki Moon, United National Secretary General. 



Students will learn about prototypes for construction and maintenance of critical and social infrastructure in temporary settlements. Given that the topic is vast, the course is a survey of the types of temporary settlements that are created largely as a response to climate change, geohazards, violence and pandemics.