Urban geography

A.Y. 2020/2021
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-GGR/01
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course offers to the students tools to understand the most important changes in contemporary cities.
Expected learning outcomes
The student will approach the main topics of urban geography, the disciplinary lexicon, the main research tools and their use in different territorial contexts.
The student should must be able to analyze the territorial processes and propose her/his interpretation.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
During the emergency teaching, the program is maintained with the following changes necessary for a good online use of the course originally designed for in-presence teaching:

- Teaching methods:

During the emergency the course will be taught online, through synchronous and asynchronous activities. Synchronous lessons include the active participation of students.
Asynchronous materials will be available in the course's website, while synchronous lessons will take place through Teams or Zoom platform. Both the asynchronous materials (video and/or audio) and the synchronous lessons will follow the timetable of the lessons arranged by the University.
Students will be able to find all the information about the timetable of the lessons (including information for access to the synchronous lessons, links, etc.), the teaching materials, any changes in the program and any changes in the reference material (bibliography, etc.) in the Ariel teaching site.

- Reference Materials:

Students attending the classes, in addition to the bibliography already reported in the program, must refer to all the lessons, materials and resources published through the distance learning lessons.
Asynchronous materials will be up on the Ariel site of the course, while synchronous lessons will take place through Teams or Zoom platform. Both the asynchronous materials (video and/or audio) and the synchronous lessons will follow the timetable of the lessons arranged by the University.
Students will be able to find the information about the timetable of the lessons (including information for access to the synchronous lessons, links, etc.), the teaching materials, any changes in the program and any changes in the reference material (bibliography, etc.) in the Ariel teaching site.

- Methods of learning verification and evaluation criteria:

If it is not possible to take the exam in the manner provided for in the Syllabus, the examination will take place in telematic form. The details will be communicated on the Ariel website at the end of the course.
Course syllabus
The course aims at providing the students with tools to understand the main changes of contemporary cities. After an introduction to the disciplinary language and the key concepts of Urban Geography, the course will deal with the most recent debate on the contemporary city: urban transformations, city competitiveness, sustainability and innovation, strategies for urban development.
Prerequisites for admission
Basics of human geography
Teaching methods
Lectures, case studies, study visits.
Teaching Resources
REQUIRED READINGS FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING THE CLASSES

- 6 and 9 cfu program:
1) Dematteis G., Lanza C. Le città del mondo. Una geografia urbana, Torino, UTET, 2014
2) Scott A .J., Città e regioni nel nuovo capitalismo, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2011.

- Additional reading for 9 cfu program:
3) Semi G., Gentrification. Tutte le città come Disneyland?, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2015.

- The students whose exam amounts 12 cfu should prepare the 9 cfu program and add the text:
4) Zukin S., L'altra New York. Alla ricerca della Metropoli autentica, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2013


REQUIRED READINGS FOR STUDENTS NOT ATTENDING THE CLASSES

- 6 and 9 cfu program:
1) Dematteis G., Lanza C. Le città del mondo. Una geografia urbana, Torino, UTET, 2014
2) Scott A .J., Città e regioni nel nuovo capitalismo, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2011.
3) Bagnasco A, Berta B., Pichierri A., Chi ha fermato Torino, Einaudi, 2020


- Additional reading for 9 cfu program:
4) Semi G., Gentrification. Tutte le città come Disneyland?, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2015.

- The students whose exam amounts 12 cfu should prepare the 9 cfu program and add the text:
5) Zukin S., L'altra New York. Alla ricerca della Metropoli autentica, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2013
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of a written test that aims to ascertain the students' knowledge, with particular attention to disciplinary terminology, basic notions of urban geography, argumentative ability and expository precision.
Unita' didattica A
M-GGR/01 - GEOGRAPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
M-GGR/01 - GEOGRAPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
M-GGR/01 - GEOGRAPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
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