Planetary Urbanisation - free online course at FutureLearn.com
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The nature and form of urbanisation is rapidly changing. New cities form while others decline, urban development enhances economic chances for some but challenges quality of life for others. This course focuses on planetary urbanisation, the idea that whether living in cities or not, most of the world’s 7 billion people are impacted by the processes of urbanisation. The core question addressed during this module is:
What challenges does planetary urbanisation present in different geographical settings and how can cities be made more liveable for future generations?
The key questions we address are:
What is urbanisation?
What is planetary urbanisation?
What kinds of challenges face cities globally today?
What might future cities look like?
In addressing this students will be asked to consider how is planetary urbanisation different? How are we responding to global urban challenges? Will future cities be more liveable?
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