Forge an understanding of how globalisation, gentrification and other such factors have created global cities.Get a snapshot of the relationships cities have with their regions. Forecast the pathways that urbanisation trends will lead us down.
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This subject explores both the concept and the reality of the Global City ranging from historical trajectories, and spatial hierarchies to the contemporary politics of their revitalisation. The subject draws on consideration of the processes of globalisation, gentrification, consumption and urban contestation as a means of understanding and challenging both the contemporary notion of the neo-liberal city and the prospective implications of human futures in an urbanising world.
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