UPD cluster staff Dr Hyun Bang Shin and Dr Austin Zeiderman will lead the summer school course, ‘An Urbanising World: The Future of Global Cities’.

The course will run 18 June – 6 July 2018.

OVERVIEW ‘An Urbanising World: The Future of Global Cities’ course

Urbanisation is one of the most crucial processes of change in the world today. It is also one of the most hotly debated topics across the social sciences.

The course begins with exploring the concept of the ‘urban’ in urban studies literature by examining what urbanisation means to the governments, businesses and people whose lives are affected by changes to the built environment of cities and to the ecosystems that support them. It moves on to consider urban contestations over policy, planning and development among a wide range of stakeholders, from real estate developers to social movements to international NGOs.

This interactive course will draw on examples of urban policy and planning practices from both the global North and the South, with emphasis on Asia, Latin America and the North Atlantic. It will also include a field visit to central London.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.