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Development of Urban Space - GGH3704

Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: More than half of the world's population is living in cities and even those who do not live in a city are influenced by urban lifestyle to some degree. This module explores the development of cities and focuses on urban structural and social morphologies, urban processes, environmental issues, mobility within urban areas and urban development. Students who complete this module should be able to apply a geographical perspective to cities and their development. The geographical perspective is essentially spatio-temporal which implies that one needs to be able to identify spatial patterns in cities, how they change over time, interpret these and provide solutions to developmental problems in cities globally and locally.