280.842 European Cities in a Global Context
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC
TUWEL

Course evaluation

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...

  • understand and criticize key concepts and theories about the interplay between globalization and the development of cities
  • discuss the impacts of globalization on cities from a critical perspective
  • identify trends of urban development in Europe related to globalization

Subject of course

The course is organized in three interrelated parts:

Part 1, “theorizing globalization”, deepens knowledge about definitions (e.g. economic, cultural, social), drivers (technological change, trade policies, climate change) and effects (e.g. social inequality) of globalization through the presentation and discussion of different theories and concepts. As globalization also means that different regions in the world are brought into relation in various ways, theories that grasp the relationships between different macro-regions in the world are discussed (dependence theory, postcolonial theories (‘ordinary cities’, ‘worlding’), imperial mode of living).

Part 2, "the interplay between the ‘global’ and the ‘local’”, presents conceptual and theoretical approaches about the impact of globalization on urban development. Origins and assumptions of these approaches are presented, as well as selected empirical evidence for different cities. The part starts with the discussion of two approaches which conceptualize ‘the city’ or ‘the urban’ in a global context (mobile urbanism, planetary urbanization), followed by world cities and global cities theories. After that, the impact of globalization on cities will be discussed, with a special emphasis on the associated social challenges (polarization, segregation and gentrification).

 Part 3, "the ‘European City’ in a globalized world”, starts with a presentation of the European City as a planning and policy model. A focus is then laid on the role of social housing in the European City, as one key feature of the latter. Furthermore, it will be asked how globalization affects the European City, respectively how it is transformed in this changing context. The final session is an open discussion that wraps up the discussed approaches and critically reflects on how European cities are transforming under conditions of accelerating globalization.

Teaching methods

  • Lectures
  • Guest lectures
  • Readings for each lecture
  • Discussion of readings in the classroom
  • Final discussion of the lecture content at the end of the semester

Mode of examination

Written

Additional information

This course is one of three mandatory classes of Module 1 in the Spatial Planning Master's curriculum. Students doing the whole module will be promoted in the registration list.

The course will be carried out through TUWEL, where you also can find die zoom-link.

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Tue10:00 - 12:0005.10.2021 URL beitreten: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/97318762278?pwd=RjJITm9OMktwaTFmVGFiaTdoeEdrQT09 (LIVE)European cities in a global context
Tue10:00 - 12:0012.10.2021 - 25.01.2022 URL beitreten: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/97318762278?pwd=RjJITm9OMktwaTFmVGFiaTdoeEdrQT09 (LIVE)European cities in a global context
European Cities in a Global Context - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Tue05.10.202110:00 - 12:00 URL beitreten: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/97318762278?pwd=RjJITm9OMktwaTFmVGFiaTdoeEdrQT09European cities in a global context
Tue12.10.202110:00 - 12:00 URL beitreten: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/97318762278?pwd=RjJITm9OMktwaTFmVGFiaTdoeEdrQT09European cities in a global context
Tue19.10.202110:00 - 12:00 URL beitreten: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/97318762278?pwd=RjJITm9OMktwaTFmVGFiaTdoeEdrQT09European cities in a global context
Tue09.11.202110:00 - 12:00 URL beitreten: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/97318762278?pwd=RjJITm9OMktwaTFmVGFiaTdoeEdrQT09European cities in a global context
Tue16.11.202110:00 - 12:00 URL beitreten: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/97318762278?pwd=RjJITm9OMktwaTFmVGFiaTdoeEdrQT09European cities in a global context
Tue23.11.202110:00 - 12:00 URL beitreten: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/97318762278?pwd=RjJITm9OMktwaTFmVGFiaTdoeEdrQT09European cities in a global context
Tue30.11.202110:00 - 12:00 URL beitreten: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/97318762278?pwd=RjJITm9OMktwaTFmVGFiaTdoeEdrQT09European cities in a global context
Tue07.12.202110:00 - 12:00 URL beitreten: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/97318762278?pwd=RjJITm9OMktwaTFmVGFiaTdoeEdrQT09European cities in a global context
Tue14.12.202110:00 - 12:00 URL beitreten: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/97318762278?pwd=RjJITm9OMktwaTFmVGFiaTdoeEdrQT09European cities in a global context
Tue11.01.202210:00 - 12:00 URL beitreten: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/97318762278?pwd=RjJITm9OMktwaTFmVGFiaTdoeEdrQT09European cities in a global context
Tue18.01.202210:00 - 12:00 URL beitreten: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/97318762278?pwd=RjJITm9OMktwaTFmVGFiaTdoeEdrQT09European cities in a global context
Tue25.01.202210:00 - 12:00 URL beitreten: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/97318762278?pwd=RjJITm9OMktwaTFmVGFiaTdoeEdrQT09European cities in a global context

Examination modalities

Open book exam

Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Tue10:00 - 14:0015.03.2022 TUWEL Examwritten25.01.2022 13:00 - 11.03.2022 12:00TISSExam
Tue10:00 - 14:0014.06.2022 TUWEL Examwritten25.01.2022 13:00 - 10.06.2022 12:00TISSExam

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
13.09.2021 00:00 04.10.2021 23:59 04.10.2021 00:00

Registration modalities

This course is one of three mandatory classes of Module 1 in the Spatial Planning Master's curriculum. Students doing the whole module will be promoted in the registration list.

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 440 Spatial Planning

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Language

German