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Urban Studies & City Development: City Development

Niveau der Lehrveranstaltung/des Moduls laut Lehrplan

second cycle, Master

Lernergebnisse der Lehrveranstaltung/des Moduls

Students are able to classify and understand differing opinions of city sociology and evaluate various interests. They learn about the historical stratification of city development in Europe and the USA and are able to compare them with the city concepts of other cultures. Starting from historical analysis, they are able to make connections to new city models and to new concepts of public activism and participation. Students also comprehend the debate about “centre/outskirts” and “near/remote places” and are able to explain their critical potential.

Voraussetzungen laut Lehrplan

not applicable


This course will concentrate on in-depth aspects of public space as a location for events. Particular city areas and their distinctive patterns will be investigated. Particular consideration will be given to the dis-course about the differences between regions and cities. Particular attention will also be paid to the European Union's attempt to create new urban space designs such as the so-called macro-regions. With reference to base data for demographic change, concepts of glocalization will be discussed, in particular the implementation of urban structures within regional spaces. Selected examples of new urban architecture will also be explored, as well as the positive and negative aspects of the so-called “Bilbao effect”.

empfohlene Fachliteratur

Sassen, S. (2012): Cities in a World Economy. Sage
Garvin, A. (2002): The American City: What Works and What Doesn't. McGraw Hill.
Venkatesh, S.A. (2002): American Project: The Rise and Fall of a Modern Ghetto. Harvard University Press

Bewertungsmethoden und -kriterien

written examination



Anzahl der zugewiesenen ECTS-Credits


Semesterwochenstunden (SWS)


geplante Lehr- und Lernmethoden

integrated course, case studies, discussion, group work

Semester/Trimester, in dem die Lehrveranstaltung/das Modul angeboten wird


Name des/der Vortragenden

Dr. Ulrich Fuchs


2nd year of study

empfohlene optionale Programmeinheiten

not applicable

Kennzahl der Lehrveranstaltungen/des Moduls


Art der Lehrveranstaltung/des Moduls

compulsory (seminar degree)

Art der Lehrveranstaltung

in-class course


not applicable


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