ELECTIVE MODULE: URBAN GEOGRAPHY: URBANISATION AND CONTEMPORARY URBAN PHENOMENA

Course Information
TitleΕΠΙΛΟΓΕΣ: ΑΣΤΙΚΗ ΓΕΩΓΡΑΦΙΑ: ΑΣΤΙΚΟΠΟΙΗΣΗ- ΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΑ ΑΣΤΙΚΑ ΦΑΙΝΟΜΕΝΑ / ELECTIVE MODULE: URBAN GEOGRAPHY: URBANISATION AND CONTEMPORARY URBAN PHENOMENA
Code08TH12
FacultyEngineering
SchoolArchitecture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID20002560

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Architecture

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses843

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Class ID
600144959
DeletedYes
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • 03TT10 INTRODUCTION TO THE ORGANIZATION OF URBAN SPACE
  • 04TH10 URBAN PLANNING THEORY
Learning Outcomes
Attending successfully the course students: - Fully understand basic notions, processes and results of urbanization - Learn to identify and scientifically grasp contemporary urban phenomena and issues - Are introduced and practice in research methods in urban geography (quantitative - qualitative synthesis) - Practice in organization, documentation and writing of scientific reports
General Competences
  • Make decisions
  • Work in an international context
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Cities are in continuous change. Geographies, environmental conditions, socio-spatial structures, human activities, all, gradually and in every instance readapt, in different rhythms and with unexpected effects within history. The course is introductory to the study of urbanization and contemporary urban phenomena. In the triangulation of economic, social, environmental and cultural approaches in the field of urban geography the course considers the complexness of the urban phenomenon from its origins to the contemporary “urban age”. The course focuses on the contemporary processes and manifestation of urbanization with an emphasis on space and place. It goes over “kaleidoscopic” transformations in parallel with applied policies and phenomena, uniquely expressed in every place, but glocalized by local specificities, new global economy conditions, continuous movement of people, perpetual information flows, planetary environmental crisis. It centres particularly on the spatial manifestation of urban change and on the landscape and public space transformation in the recent decades on the fringe of the city through its new relation with the countryside and the global hinterland. Thus, an objective of the course is to enhance and research on the obscure and undocumented cultural, social, political and gender dimensions of growth and sprawl of contemporary (greek) cities. The course content evolves through seminars and lectures as well as student presentations. Evaluation is based on an interim presentation and the final written essay – report on a topic which reflects the individual interest of each student within the thematic framework of the course. The course is introductory to a written diploma dissertation in the field of urban geography.
Keywords
urbanization, urban change, sprawl, urban transformation
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures200.8
Seminars80.3
Fieldwork50.2
Reading Assigment200.8
Tutorial20.1
Written assigments200.8
Total753
Student Assessment
Description
Students are assessed through a. interim presentations during the term b. submission of extended theoretical essay at the end of term Assessment criteria are clearly stated at the course description posted on elearning.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Report (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βιβλίο [50662484]: Τοπία αστικής διάχυσης: αστικοποίηση και πολεοδομικός σχεδιασμός, Χριστοδούλου Χάρις Λεπτομέρειες Βιβλίο [50661293]: Αστικές Γεωγραφίες: Τοπία και Καθημερινές διαδρομές, Συλλογικό, Επιμ: Kρίστη Πετροπούλου, Tιερί Ραμαντιέ Λεπτομέρειες Βιβλίο [11473]: Αστική γεωγραφία, Hall Tim Λεπτομέρειες Βιβλίο [11745]: Πόλεις και αστικοί πολιτισμοί, Stevenson Deborah Λεπτομέρειες
Last Update
16-07-2019