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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

Transformations of Cities and Landscapes: Globalisation and Local Strategies (Part 2)

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Time
Autumn And Block 2
Programme level Full Degree Master
ECTS 7,5 ECTS
Course responsible
  • Lars Winther (2-727d466f6d7434717b346a71)
  • Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management
Course number: NIGK14042U

Course content

The majority of economic, political and social activity is today formed by urbanisation and an increasing number of people are living and working in city-regions – including peri-urban settings. At the same time, many cities and peripheral regions are struggling with job losses, industrial restructuring and depopulation, and thus, many countries face new forms of spatially economic and social inequalities. The course examines these changes and provides an overview of the dynamics of urban and peri-urban areas. The course focuses on the geographical consequences of the social, political and economic processes in contemporary urban, peri-urban and rural and peripheral areas. This includes a focus on the understanding of urban and peri-urban transformations, space and place and the conceptualisation of cities and landscapes. The course combines theoretical debates with a diversity of empirical studies to understand the contemporary transformations of cities and landscapes.

The form of teaching and work will be class teaching with active participation of students including group-work etc.

Learning outcome

Knowledge:
Globalisation, re-territorialisation, city-regions, transformation of urban and rural areas, urban-rural relationships, outer city, small and medium sized cities, the rise of the creative city, commuting patterns, mobility, governance, planning, spatial development and the geographical consequences of the social, political and economic processes in contemporary urban, peri-urban and rural areas.

Skills:
Read scientific literature related to the transformations of cities and landscapes. Evaluate and analyse methods, theories and empirical data and evidence. Use correct scientific definitions and terms. Give a short, concise and well-illustrated oral presentation on the basis of scientific papers.

Competences:
Identify the central changes in cities and landscapes and analyse the recent political, social and economic transformation of cities and landscapes. Discuss the relations between the main social, political and economic changes and their geographical consequences in urban, peri-urban and rural areas.

Identify and analyse the new spaces of production and every day life, using key concepts, central theoretical perspectives and empirical material.

Identify the main changes in spatial planning including and have an understanding of the central theories and their implications for local development.


 

Recommended prerequisites

BSc in Geography and Geoinformatics or equivalent. Transformations of Cities and Landscapes (Part 2) is a stand-alone course and it is therefore not necessary to have completed Transformations of Cities and Landscapes (Part 1) to participate in the course.

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Education

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

Studyboard

Study Board of Geosciences and Management

Course type

Single subject courses (day)

Duration

1 block

Schedulegroup

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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.

Capacity

25 students (1 class of 25).

Language

English

Literature

Please see Absalon course page.

Workload

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

Exam

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.

Aid

All aids allowed

Marking scale

7-point grading scale

Criteria for exam assessment

Please see learning outcome

Censorship form

External censorship

Re-exam

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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