15 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module addresses debates at the interface between Urban Studies and Development Studies. It encourages students to think critically about the patterns and processes that have shaped urban development in the cities of the Global South. It examines the appropriateness of the existing theory to comprehend current challenges in issues including informality, infrastructure, housing, land development and climate change. The unit is taught primarily through combined lecture/seminars: these structure students┐ learning, and provide an environment in which they can develop their skills in researching, presenting and debating arguments drawn from the academic literature on international development and urban studies.

Restrictions on availability: Only available on certain programmes

Staff Contact: Dr Gabriel Silvestre
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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

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