Global Cities (IHS6021)

Global Cities (IHS6021)

Date & Time

13 August 2015, 00:00 - 05 November 2015, 00:00

Venue

NIE

Department

Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning (GPL)

Category

Professional Development

Events Details

The 21st century is known as the urban century as majority of the world’s population is moving to urban regions. With increasing processes of globalization, cities are the new engines of growth for the global economy. This course introduces participants to the processes of urbanization and to an appreciation of the emergence of global cities beyond the Global North. In addition to discussions of the theoretical underpinning of increasing prominence of global cities, this course will also examine various empirical and grounded experiences of global cities around the world, focusing on issues such as urban liveability, sustainability, water, housing and other urban infrastructure issues. In so doing, participants will come to a better understanding of the contemporary urban world. 

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