15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: For the first time in human history most people live in cities and it has been predicted that cities will continue to grow into the future, bringing new challenges and opportunities for urban living. How we plan for future urbanisation requires creative thinking and new ways of seeing cities today and in the future. Urban Futures challenges students to think critically and creatively about the future of urban living, focusing on the ways that cutting-edge theories, data and methods can help inform the practices employed by built environment professionals in responding to uncertain urban futures in a global context.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students on TRPU105, TRPU96, TRPU97

Staff Contact: Dr Stephen Hinkcs
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Presentation

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Urban Studies and Planning):

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK