2nd degree (Master)
Prof. Noam Shoval
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Prof Noam Shoval
The course deals with major developments in urban geography in contemporary cities in general and European cities in particular. The course will focus on the following issues: factors that shape the European city. Typology of European cities. European City vs. North American city. International migration to EU countries and its impact on European cities of different types. Processes of social and spatial segregation in the European city. Processes of suburbanization of population, trade and economic activity. The development of transport infrastructure and its impact on the municipal system of the European (airports, rail system speed, changes in the functioning of ports). Culture and Tourism "levers" of urban development physically, financially and image.
Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Teaching arrangement and method of instruction:
• factors currently shaping the European city.
• typology of European cities.
• The European City vs. The North American city.
• International migration to EU countries and its impact on European cities of different types.
• The process of social and spatial segregation European city.
• The process of suburbanization of population, trade and economic activity.
• The development of transport infrastructure and its impact on the European urban system (airports, high-speed rail system, changes in the functioning of ports).
• Culture and Tourism "levers" of urban development physically, financially and image.
• Changes in the cities of Central and Eastern Europe, in the last decade, after the end of the communist era.
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Hall, P. (2003) ‘The end of the City? “The report of my death was an exaggeration”’, City, vol. 7, 2:141-152.
Hall, P. and Pfeiffer, U. (2000) Urban Future 21: A Global Agenda for Twenty-First Century Cities. London and New York: The German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Housing and E & FN SPON. pp. 1-135.
Pacione, M. (2001) Urban Geography: A Global Perspective. London and New York: Routledge. pp. 289-389 (Chapters 15-18).
Bagnasco, A. and Le Gales, P. (eds.) (2000) Cities in Contemporary Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Hall, P. (1993) ‘Forces Shaping Urban Europe’, Urban Studies, Vol. 30, 6:883-898.
McNeill, D. (1999) ‘Globalization and the European city’, Cities, Vol. 16, 3:143-147.
Meijer, M. (1993) ‘Growth and Decline of European Cities: Changing Positions of Cities in Europe’, Urban Studies, vol. 30, 6:981-990.
Additional Reading Material:
End of year written/oral examination 20 %
Presentation 20 %
Participation in Tutorials 10 %
Project work 50 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %