Tulane University's City, Culture, and Community (CCC) program is an interdisciplinary Ph.D. program sponsored by the Department of Sociology, the School of Social Work, and Urban Studies program.

The program's unique structure allows it to bring together approaches from throughout the social sciences, social work, architecture, law, and the humanities to examine the diverse challenges facing today's urban spaces. As a broad-based and integrative graduate education-research program, CCC looks at issues and interrelationships between the physical environment and social, economic, and political institutions and processes that shape urban areas. 

The CCC Ph.D. Program's breadth of interdisciplinary study allows students considerable flexibility to develop their training to individual research interests while providing a depth of disciplinary training for those students who wish to pursue training in social work or sociology. Participating faculty are located in the School of Liberal Arts, the School of Architecture, School of Law, School of Public Health, and the School of Science and Engineering.

Graduates from the CCC program have become professionals, social scientists, and humanists. Their work in the CCC program has prepared them to pursue careers in wide range of sectors, including the academic, governmental, community, private, and public, or some combination. 

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Design Symposium: Constructing Justice
March 16, 2018 - 4:00pm to March 18, 2018 - 3:30pm
Richardson Memorial Hall


The Design Symposium is an annual student-curated weekend of lectures, discussions and workshops drawing attention to critical areas of concern in contemporary architectural practice. This year's weekend, titled "Constructing Justice: Design as a Tool for Equity and Social Change," places designers in conversation with artists, activists and policy-makers to explore how we can—and whether we should—utilize design to enact a positive social agenda.

Speakers include architects whose work engage these themes, academics who explore specific urban conditions to which we can respond, public artists who apply creativity to community engagement and empowerment, and non-profit leaders and activists who address inequality in unique ways.


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