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Recent Trends in Strategic Urban and Regional Planning – Urbanisation and globalisation - 709A04

Urban Planning
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The course addresses large-scale trends of urbanisation and globalisation from a sustainable urban and regional planning perspective. Theoretical and empirical approaches are applied to analyse the historical background, driving forces and environmental consequences of these processes. The course studies how globalisation and urbanisation change the economic and social conditions for different actors in cities, regions, rural areas, companies, and organisations. In addition, this course identifies how urbanisation and globalisation impact complex spatial relationships - both negative and positive - for urban and regional planning at different spatial scales. This impacts a sustainable society and changing dynamics between urban and rural areas. A particular focus is on European circumstances and how urbanisation and globalisation take place within unequal geographical power relations, and how it affects power relations. The course also uses tools for statistical analysis and digital tools for analysing processes of change.


On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- describe and explain the concepts of urbanisation and globalisation
- critically process and work with theoretical explanatory models for urbanisation and globalisation processes
- identify and analyse trade-offs and complex relationships between social, economic and ecological sustainability from an urbanisation and globalisation perspective
- apply and compare statistical models and digital tools to analyse urbanisation and globalisation

Module level: Advanced

Degree level: Master

Language: English

Study mode: Campus based

SDG11 Theme: 

ECTS: 7.5


Starting date: April 2022

Finishing date: August 2022

Enrollment period: 16/8 - 15/10

Additional Info: 

Single subject and programme course

Entry requirements: Bachelor’s degree equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen in Urban and Regional Planning, or equivalent

English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B)

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Linköping University

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