Urban Studies: Planning and Living in Cities

As our conceptions of space and how societal connections change, how do we cope with the evolution and development of cities in regards to housing and urban planning? What does it take to create a liveable urban environment, and how do inhabitants make use of space?

In this three-week programme students will explore the fundamental issues that are shaping the development and evolution of cities in the 21st century. With a focus on real urban places, set in both contemporary and historical contexts, the course will examine subjects such as architecture and neighborhood design, housing finance and policy, city planning and sustainability, and the impact of household and demographic change on urban lives and spaces.

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Academic Dates:

  1 July - 20 July 2018

Housing Dates:

  29 June afternoon - 23 July 2018 morning

Academic Director:

   Dr Richard Ronald

Application deadline:

  15 March 2018


6 ECTS, 3 weeks
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Published by  GSSS Summer Programmes Office