This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.
|Managing faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered by||School of Geography and Environmental Science|
Cities have always played an important role in linking different economic activities, innovation, trade, social relations, and cultural identities of regions and countries. In the 21st century, and for the very first time in human history, the proportion of the world's population living in urban areas exceeds those living in rural areas. This global urban transition has immense consequences at both national and international levels in terms of demand for natural resources, infrastructure, and local governance for ensuring urban and regional prosperity, equitable development and social justice, and ecological and cultural resilience in the face of climate change. This interdisciplinary area of study focuses on the changing relationships between the city and countryside, uneven global development, urban growth and change, industrialisation and rural development. Students undertaking this area of study will develop analytical skills, practical and field-based experience, basic and applied research abilities that will enable them to pursue careers in urban and regional development, population and housing policy, spatial economic policy making, international development and environment agencies, and non-governmental organisations committed to social justice and human rights-based development.
Students studying a sequence in urban, regional and international development must complete the following two units (12 points):
Students undertaking a minor or major in urban, regional, and international development must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:
and one of the following units:
* Field study in Italy.
** Taught in South Africa.