GGR349H5 Cities in Transition

GGR348 Course Desciption

Course Description

The internal geography of contemporary cities is in the midst of a series of transitions related to new settlement patterns, immigration, workplace location, transportation and communication technologies, globalization and shifts in urban governance. This course will examine these transitions and their effects on the social and political geography of the city. Themes include gentrification, spatial mismatch, concentrated poverty, political fragmentation, and the emergence of new urban forms and of the post-modern city.

Credits: Social Science, Experiential Learning

Lecture hours: 36

Tutorial hours: 12

Exclusion: GGR339H1

Prerequisite: 9.0 credits

Recommended preparation: GGR207H5, GGR361H1

Core Skills Developed

  • understanding of the theories related to the structuring and restructuring of cities, including urban form, automobility, segregation, gentrification¬†and urban governance
  • analysis of urban problems, and an understanding of the challenges and issues currently facing cities in Canada and elsewhere
  • critical writing and communication