[Not offered in 2021]
|Student Contribution Band:||Band 4|
|Administered by:||College of Arts, Society & Education|
Cities are vital spaces for creativity, diversity and exchange. Cities are also undergoing rapid social, cultural, and economic transformation. Many cities face serious challenges to social equality, infrastructure, security and sustainable development. This subject asks what makes a city a good place to live, and how people experience life in different cities. How do architecture and urban design influence social behaviour and cultural vitality? How are cities imagined in film and popular culture? How is public space used and by whom? What struggles exist for the future of life in the city? Lectures and discussions cover a range of topics including urban design, memory and heritage, development and gentrification, artistic practice and public space, citizenship, social justice and sustainability. Students are introduced to critical theories of urban space, and have the opportunity to engage this theory by conducting their own fieldwork on city life.
mandatory short museum field trip
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