280.842 European cities in a global context
Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist in allen zugeordneten Curricula Teil der STEOP.
Diese Lehrveranstaltung ist in mindestens einem zugeordneten Curriculum Teil der STEOP.

2023W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semesterwochenstunden: 2.0
  • ECTS: 3.0
  • Typ: VO Vorlesung
  • Format der Abhaltung: Präsenz


Nach positiver Absolvierung der Lehrveranstaltung sind Studierende in der Lage...

  • 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 the European context related to globalization

Inhalt der Lehrveranstaltung

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.


  • 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



Weitere Informationen

 Diese LVA ist eines von drei Kernfächern des Wahlmoduls 1 im Masterstudium Raumplanung. Studierende, die das gesamte Modul absolvieren, werden bei der Anmeldung vorgereiht.

Kick-Off for Module 1 and start of the course: 3.10.2023, 10.00 !!


Vortragende Personen


LVA Termine

Di.10:00 - 11:0003.10.2023HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Module Kick-Off-Event
Di.11:00 - 13:0003.10.2023 - 16.01.2024Hörsaal 15 Vorlesungstermin
Di.11:00 - 13:0023.01.2024Seminarraum AE U1 - 7 1. Prüfungstermin
European cities in a global context - Einzeltermine
Di.03.10.202310:00 - 11:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Module Kick-Off-Event
Di.03.10.202311:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 15 Vorlesungstermin
Di.10.10.202311:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 15 Vorlesungstermin
Di.17.10.202311:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 15 Vorlesungstermin
Di.24.10.202311:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 15 Vorlesungstermin
Di.31.10.202311:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 15 Vorlesungstermin
Di.07.11.202311:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 15 Vorlesungstermin
Di.14.11.202311:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 15 Vorlesungstermin
Di.21.11.202311:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 15 Vorlesungstermin
Di.28.11.202311:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 15 Vorlesungstermin
Di.05.12.202311:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 15 Vorlesungstermin
Di.12.12.202311:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 15 Vorlesungstermin
Di.19.12.202311:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 15 Vorlesungstermin
Di.09.01.202411:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 15 Vorlesungstermin
Di.16.01.202411:00 - 13:00Hörsaal 15 Vorlesungstermin
Di.23.01.202411:00 - 13:00Seminarraum AE U1 - 7 1. Prüfungstermin


Oral examination


Von Bis Abmeldung bis
15.09.2023 09:00 30.09.2023 23:59 10.10.2023 23:59


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.


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Es wird kein Skriptum zur Lehrveranstaltung angeboten.