Introduction to urban geography 1900-3-WGM-MT
The content of the lecture the following topics: the city as an object of interdisciplinary research; research approaches to urban studies; the processes of urbanization and the form and spatial structure of urban areas; new urban management, creative cities and shrinking cities, creators of the city, the city and surroundings (local, regional, national and transnational); urban society, the housing market, polarization and social segregation, problems of multicultural cities, local communities and their identity, socio-spatial conflicts, gentrification; the city as an organized socio-political structure, urban governance; planning of urban development and land use planning, sustainable development, smart growth, new urbanism.
Main fields of studies for MISMaP
Type of course
After completing the course the student:
KNOWLEDGE: knows and understands the basic concepts and concepts explaining the formation of a spatial form, economic and social structure of the city and forms the body of the city and concepts of development planning and zoning.
SKILLS: able to reach the appropriate literature and use theoretical knowledge to identify determinants and effects of any city development processes and to assess the usefulness of this knowledge.
ATTITUDES: knows how to assess the importance of spatial, economic, social, political and administrative structures for quality of life in urban area.
Rating essay on assigned topic on the last class.
Hall T., Barrett H., 2012, Urban Geography, Routledge, London.
Jałowiecki B., Szczepański M., 2005, Miasto i przestrzeń w perspektywie socjologicznej, WN PWN, Warszawa.
Knox P., Pinch S., 2006, Urban social geography, Pearson Education Ltd, Harlow.
Liszewski S.(red.) 2011, Geografia urbanistyczna, WN PWN, Warszawa
Paddison R. (red.) 2001, Handbook of Urban Studies, Sage, London.
Słodczyk J. 2003, Przestrzeń miasta i jej przeobrażenia, UO, Opole
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