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Socio-technical Urbanization: social sciences approaches to urban studies

01TTGRS

A.A. 2021/22

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Doctorate Research in Urban And Regional Development - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 15
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Governa Francesca Professore Ordinario M-GGR/02 10 0 0 0 2
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
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Valutazione CPD /
The course presents and discusses the current international debate of urban studies with the aim to provide a wide knowledge of the main urban theories and to stimulate a critical knowledge of the contemporary urban phenomenon. Using a theoretical lens, the course mainly refers to the contemporary city and the dynamics of urbanization processes at different scales. A seminar activity is especially devoted to strengthening the following skills: (i) read and understand articles published in international multidisciplinary journals (Urban Studies, City, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, etc.) and (ii) write a scientific text in the field of urban studies (writing style, argumentation mode, use of bibliographic sources, etc.).
The course presents and discusses the current international debate of urban studies with the aim to provide a wide knowledge of the main urban theories and to stimulate a critical knowledge of the contemporary urban phenomenon. Using a theoretical lens, the course mainly refers to the contemporary city and the dynamics of urbanization processes at different scales. A seminar activity is especially devoted to strengthening the following skills: (i) read and understand articles published in international multidisciplinary journals (Urban Studies, City, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, etc.) and (ii) write a scientific text in the field of urban studies (writing style, argumentation mode, use of bibliographic sources, etc.).
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The course aims to present socio-technical approaches to urbanization processes, with special attention to economic growth, agglomeration effects, and urban inequalities. The lectures are organized as a dialogue between geography and economics approaches to urban and regional development. Three main topics are scrutinized: 1. Social sciences approaches to urban studies between critical urban theory and mainstream urban knowledge (3h); 2. Microeconomic features of urban development (Prof. Buzzacchi) (3h); 3. Differences, inequalities, and marginalities in the urban realm (3h).
The course aims to present socio-technical approaches to urbanization processes, with special attention to economic growth, agglomeration effects, and urban inequalities. The lectures are organized as a dialogue between geography and economics approaches to urban and regional development. Three main topics are scrutinized: 1. Social sciences approaches to urban studies between critical urban theory and mainstream urban knowledge (3h); 2. Microeconomic features of urban development (Prof. Buzzacchi) (3h); 3. Differences, inequalities, and marginalities in the urban realm (3h).
In presenza
On site
Presentazione report scritto
Written report presentation
P.D.1-1 - Gennaio
P.D.1-1 - January


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