This unit provides students with the conceptual frameworks and practical skills to understand and analyse processes of urbanisation in contemporary cities, in all their diversity and dynamism. The Unit has three main components. The first set of lectures considers some the key urbanisation processes shaping cities today, including colonisation, globalisation, informalisation and financialisation. The second set of lectures considers a range of everyday practices that take place in cities, including dwelling, commuting, policing and more. These lectures are complemented by a full-day field-trip in the Sydney region, which will examine how processes and practices come together in places, through observation and interpretation. Lectures and field trips will be supported by weekly tutorials, which facilitate discussion of key concepts and reflections on lecture material.
Unit details and rules
|Geosciences Academic Operations
|GEOS1X01 or GEOS1X02 or DAAE1001
|Available to study abroad and exchange students