Explore urban geography in this subject that probes how humans interact with cities. Discover the origins of the city. Consider sustainability challenges cities currently face including globalisation and consumption. Ponder cities of tomorrow.
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- 27 Feb 2023
- 28 Aug 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will:
- critically evaluate the processes of globalisation and the key theoretical and conceptual ideas relating to cities including contested claims to place
- develop technical skills required to collate, manage and analyse empirical information on cities and regions and apply appropriate research skills and ethical practices to research
- analyse the interrelationships between cities and their regions and communicate complex research data and ideas through different media using a range of technologies
- explore new and experimental approaches for understanding.
- The Allure of the City
- Putting Cities First
- Origins of the City
- City Worlds: Social
- Geographies of the City
- Global Cities: Command and Control
- Fear and the City
- Cities in Decline?
- Developing World Cities
- The Creative City
- Sustainable Cities
- Tourist-Historic Cities
- Cities of Tomorrow
You won't be able to enrol into this subject if you've already successfully completed or currently enrolled in the following subject(s) as they are considered anti-requisites due to the similarity of the content.
CUR-GPH513 is an anti requisite subject to CUR-GPH320. Students are not required to enrol in CUR-GPH320 if they have completed CUR-GPH513.
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This subject was previously known as Global Cities and Regions.
This subject explores the key concepts and approaches for understanding cities. The subject draws on consideration of the processes of globalisation, gentrification and urban contestations shaping the social geographies of cities.
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- Essay (50%)
- Presentation (50%)
Current study term: 28 Aug 22 to 27 Nov 22
Textbooks are not required.
Next study term: 26 Feb 23 to 28 May 23
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