SEMINAR, WS 2014/2015
Dr. Paola Alfaro d´Alençon
Tied to the lecture course ‘Global City Local Spaces’, this primarily reading- and discussion-based seminar aims to fa- miliarize students with some of the core issues of contemporary urban studies in today’s ’urban age’. In particular, it will broaden and deepen students’ understanding concerning
1) the key urban challenges facing the world in the twenty-first century;
2) the major processes shaping urbanization and urban change across the globe;
3) the major debates concerning the state and development of cities today;
4) the implications of these challenges, processes and debates for the built environment disciplines.
A core tenet of the course is to develop an environment in which students can learn from each other and feel encouraged to enhance their critical thinking, as well as their analytical and discussion skills. To this end, the course will utilize a variety of different means of learning, incl. reading-based discussions, team presentations, response papers and group exercises.
Seminar, 3 or 6 ECTS
MA UD: P 2 iV
MA Arch: WP(6) HAB.05 SE
MA SRP: 8. SP IV, WP, W
Tuesdays 10 am - 2 pm, A 606
October 14, 2014, 10 am - 2 pm, A 606
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