University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

GEOG 7015 - Introduction to Urbanisation

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week.
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange:
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: Completed degree (72 units)
Incompatible: GEOG 5093
Assessment: Workbooks: Understanding urbanisation, Report: Urbanisation in my city, Narrated slideshow: Future cities, Attendance and participation

More than 4 billion people - over half of the world’s population - live in urban areas. It is projected that by 2050 our cities will be home to more than two thirds of the population. Urbanisation is one of the most profound demographic and social processes facing the world today. As places where demographic, economic, social and environmental concerns are closely intertwined within urban systems, cities are critical in shaping the lives of current and future generations. This course will guide students through an examination of the key concepts of urbanisation and introduce students to ways by which we can research, understand and synthesise urbanisation processes. During the course, students will be asked to consider the major causal factors influencing urban growth and change in cities, policy interventions used by governments to better manage population flows and increase adaptive capacities of diverse urban populations, and the socio-economic and environmental stresses of urban development. The course will address important concepts in urban studies, including demographic change and migration, social inequality, social justice, urban citizenship, green urbanisation, and environmental risk.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Small Group Discovery
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10240 SG01 20 5 3 Mar - 7 Apr Thursday 10am - 1pm Barr Smith South, 2051, Teaching Room
28 Apr - 26 May Thursday 10am - 1pm Barr Smith South, 2051, Teaching Room
20313 SG02 10 7 3 Mar - 7 Apr Thursday 10am - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
28 Apr - 2 Jun Thursday 10am - 1pm MyUni, OL, Online Class