AAR5270 - Globalisation and Urban Development


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100 1 semesters

Course content

The course will deal with the implications of contemporary globalisation and its uncertainties for urban development in cities of the North and the South. The implications of economic globalisation and neo liberal forms of governance have far reaching consequences for local urban development. These consequences range from the physical restructuring of cities and emergence of new kinds of urban forms to the increasing role of the private sector as a major actor in urban development and consequently in urban governance. Recently, global economic change is being closely linked to the rapid levels of urbanisation in developing countries such as India and China, making it very critical for professionals to understand its global significance. The course will cover both the physical and institutional dimensions of urban development and will convey a comparative perspective of change in the developed and the developing world.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: At the end of the course, the student will be able understand the various perspectives on the relationship between the macro economic processes and their implications for spatial change and planning.

Skills: The student will learn how to establish these relationships and analyse them in respect to concrete projects. They will also be able to compare the relative influence of the global economy in cities that play varied functional roles in the global flows - both material and virtual.

General competence: Students of the course will learn analytical and critical thinking about spatial change and the influence of multifarious factors on the physical reality of cities.

Learning methods and activities

The course will primarily be taught through lectures, interactive discussions and group project. Course evaluation will be done through a written assignment and group class project.

Further on evaluation

You can register for a re-scheduled examination in the next exam period

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)
Globalization (MSGLOBAL)
Physical Planning (MFYSPL)
Sustainable Urban Transitions (MSSUSURB)
Urban Ecological Planning (MSA1)

Course materials

Course material will be provided in the form of compendiums of articles and case presentations.


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.