Rethink the City: New Approaches to Global and Local Urban Challenges
The course is structured as follows:
Week 1: Welcome and Opening
This week is devoted to introducing the course and getting to know each other. This week also contains the first assignment of the course which aims to introduce yourself and the urban challenge in your own context.
Week 2 to 5: Parallel Modules
During these weeks you can choose in which order to take the modules, but there is a fixed sequence of activities inside each module, consisting of lecture videos, quizzes and assignments. In order to keep an appropriate workload, the course team suggests to take one module per week.
Module - Spatial Justice
This module will analyze concrete cases of spatial justice and injustice in emerging economies and discuss how contemporary theories apply in the booming metropolises of the Global South.
Module - Housing Provision and Management
This module will discuss the role of the State, the society and the private sector in housing policies, exploring opportunities for ownership and rental models in different contexts.
Module - Urban Resilience
This module will introduce the topic of urban resilience and shed some light on case studies of resilience and risk management that apply alternative approaches to the topic.
Module - Arabic Cities
This module has the purpose to discuss and analyze the urban challenges identified in the previous modules in some selected Arabic cities through the combination of theoretical lectures, case studies and practitioners’ interviews.
Module - Africa
This module discusses and analyses the urban challenges identified in the previous modules focusing on African countries through the combination of theoretical lectures, case studies and practitioners’ interviews.
Week 6 and 7: Final Assignment and closure
The final assignment is meant for you to develop a critical stance towards the urban challenges in your own context, using the theories and tools presented during the course. You will have one full week to prepare your final assignment. Hot Topics: in these weeks you will also have access to additional videos that discuss hot topics in both the Global South and the urban development discourse. These will complement the content of the modules. They are completely optional and won’t have quizzes or any required practical assignment. However, the “Reading the City” video can help you structure the poster for your final assignment; therefore, we strongly recommend you to watch it.
- Fecha Incio:04/05/2021
- Idioma: Inglés
- Universidad: Delft University of Technology
- Profesores: Dominic Stead, Roberto Rocco, Darinka Czischke Ljubetic, Luz Maria Vergara d’Alençon and Igor Pessoa
- Certificado: No