GGRB05 Week 1- Intro May 6 2013
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- Nature of Cities
- Form and function
- Economic, social and political dynamics (more emphasis on this)
- Policy and planning
- Variable theories relating to all of above (most important, apply theories,
definition and understandings of theories)
Main Points Today
- Why study urban geography?
- Globalization - glocalization
- City as entity and meaning
- Theoretical approaches- paradigms?
- Definition of urban geography
1. Issues of transportation and mobility.
- What are the urban growth issues in Toronto, 1 to 1.5 pages to explain
- Relate to the theories from the class
- 10 sources
- Explain briefly
- Focusing one single product of urbanization (contemporary)
Why Study urban geography?
- Urban geography provides an understanding of the living environments
of a majority of the world’s population
- Where the population resides
- Where most intensive economic, political, social, cultural aspects are
manifest, at all levels
- Cities are complex, fundamental transformations from rura