WORLD CITIES – KGP and CJ (see below)
The global pattern: millionaire cities, mega cities and world cities. – KGP 3 hours
Economic development and change related to urbanisation. CJ 3 hours
6 hours TOTAL
CONTEMPORARY URBANISATION PROCESSES – KGP
Urbanisation: characteristics, causes and effects.
Suburbanisation: characteristics, causes and effects.
Counter-urbanisation: characteristics, causes and effects.
Re-urbanisation: characteristics, causes and effects.
Planning and management issues.
Contrasting case studies within countries at different levels of economic development to demonstrate the above.
17 hours TOTAL
URBAN DECLINE AND REGENERATION WITHIN URBAN AREAS CJ
The characteristics and causes of urban decline.
Urban regeneration: gentrification, property-led regeneration schemes, partnership schemes between local and national governments and the private sector.
17 hours TOTAL
RETAILING AND OTHER SERVICES – CJ and KGP
The decentralisation of retailing and other services – causes and impacts. CJ
One case study of an out-of-town centre retailing area. CJ
The redevelopment of city centres – impacts and responses, including one case study of an urban centre that has undergone redevelopment. KGP
10 hours TOTAL
CONTEMPORARY SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES IN URBAN AREAS KGP and CJ
Waste management: recycling and its alternatives. KGP
Transport and its management: the development of integrated, efficient and sustainable systems. CJ