Urban geography

A.Y. 2021/2022
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
Lessons will be given primarily in presence in the classroom and in streaming on the TEAMS platform of the Course. Access registration to the classroom has to follow procedures given by the University.
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) Amin A., Thrift N., Vedere come una città, Mimesis Edizioni, Milano, 2019

- Additional reading for 9 cfu program:
3) Cersosimo D., Donzelli C. (a cura di), Manifesto per riabitare l'Italia, Donzelli, Roma, 2020.

- The students whose exam amounts 12 cfu should prepare the 9 cfu program and add the text:
4) Semi G., Gentrification. Tutte le città come Disneyland?, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2015.


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) Amin A., Thrift N., Vedere come una città, Mimesis Edizioni, Milano, 2019
3) Scott A .J., Città e regioni nel nuovo capitalismo, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2011.



- Additional reading for 9 cfu program:
4) Cersosimo D., Donzelli C. (a cura di), Manifesto per riabitare l'Italia, Donzelli, Roma, 2020.

- The students whose exam amounts 12 cfu should prepare the 9 cfu program and add the text:
5) Semi G., Gentrification. Tutte le città come Disneyland?, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2015.
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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