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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

The Dynamics of City Regions: Social and Economic Change

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Block 1
Programme level Full Degree Master
Course responsible
  • Høgni Kalsø Hansen (2-56764e77757c3c79833c7279)
  • Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management
Course number: NGEK10015U

Course content

Cities and city regions are fundamental places in modern societies. They are essential places of living and vital places for innovation, production and creativity.  The course studies contemporary economic changes of city-regions by focusing on urban and regional development. Focus is on the rise of the post-industrial knowledge economy and the new economic and social geographies, the new divisions of labour and social classes and how these are linked to urban restructuring.

Learning outcome


City regions, creative cities, knowledge economy, innovation, labour and human capital, divisions of labour and social classes, industrial localisation, new urban spaces, amenities and urban growth, strategic planning.


  • Explain and analyse the central economic and social changes and geographical consequences of the current transformation using key concepts, central theoretical perspectives and empirical material including
  • Analyse the transformation of cities and city regions using key theories, concepts and empirically material.



Assess and apply results, methods, theory and data in connection with the dynamics of city regions.

Recommended prerequisites

BSc in Geography and Geoinformatics or equivalent.

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MSc programme in Geography and Geoinformatics
MSc programme in Geography and Geoinformatics with a Minor Subject


Study Board of Geosciences and Management

Course type

Single subject courses (day)


1 block


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Teaching and learning methods

The form of teaching is theory exercises combined with ad hoc lectures. For the teaching plan, please see Absalon.


25 students (1 class of 25).




Please see Absalon course page.


Category Hours
Theory exercises 35
Project work 35
Preparation 136
English 206


Type of assessment

Written assignment
Oral examination, 20 minutes
The written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list. The oral examination is without preparation. A combined grade is given after the oral exam.


Without aids

Marking scale

7-point grading scale

Criteria for exam assessment

Please see learning outcomes.

Censorship form

External censorship


Resubmission of written assignment, 20 minutes oral examination. The written assignment must be handed in prior to the re-examination week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list.

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