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    Geographical approaches to issues in contemporary urban policy and planning, including employment, housing, transport, social services and health care.

    This course provides a critical insight into the social and economic tranformations taking place within cities, current challenges and responses.

    About this paper

    Paper title Advanced Urban Geography
    Subject Geography
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,448.79
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

    This paper is available to students at or above the 400 (i.e. graduate) level.

    Please contact Professor Etienne Nel for information on the recommended background for this paper.

    Teaching staff

    Course Co-ordinator: Professor Etienne Nel

    Paper Structure

    The course is based on lectures, student-led seminars and a research project.

    This paper is 100% internally assessed.

    Teaching Arrangements

    One 2-hour lecture/seminar per week.


    Relevant readings are provided for each lecture.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of the course, students are expected to be able to:

    1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of key urban theories, discourses and practices
    2. Collect and analyse data, and draw meaningful insightful conclusions from a local case study that contributes to wider debates in urban geography
    3. Effectively communicate research findings both orally and in written forms
    4. Critique and evaluate how urban space is shaped by and shapes social and economic relations


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Tuesday 14:00-15:50 30-35, 37-42
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