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URBAN ENVIRONMENTS
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - University of Melbourne - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectUrban Studies
Number & Suffix: 10
Full UC Title: URBAN ENVIRONMENTS 
Transcript Title: URBAN ENVIRONMENTS 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Lower Division 
Course Description: To understand why cities have become the most common living environment today, this course is built around three questions: What is “the urban” and why have cities formed and expanded? How does one analyze the environments of contemporary cities? and How might one create better urban futures? Looking to the past, special attention is paid to cities of different times and places (the early Middle East, Industrial Revolution Europe and North America, rapidly urbanizing contemporary China, for example). Students consider the cities' design, political and economic reasons for their development and form, and their dependence on local physical environments and resources. Analytically, approaches to city morphology, socio-economic differentiation and environmental auditing are investigated and evaluated, linking these matters to contemporary globalization. Student experience of different local urban environments within Melbourne form the basis of some tutorial and assessment tasks, raising questions about how better urban outcomes could be planned for the future. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: URBAN ENVIRONMENTS 
Partner University Department: School of Land & Environment 
Partner University Course Number: ENVS10007