AR-507 / 3 crédits

Enseignant: Lerch Mathias

Langue: Anglais


Summary

This course introduces theoretical developments and empirical evidence on city population change worldwide, as well as on its interactions with sustainable development.

Content

Keywords

Urbanisation - Change and sociodemographic composition of city populations - Urban mortality, fertility and migration - Urban diversity - City hierarchy - Human development and Environmental change

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Synthesize demographic concepts of urbanization and urban growth
  • Analyze how urban populations change, and quantitatively measure those changes
  • Compare international trends in urban demography
  • List the socioeconomic determinants of change in mortality, fertility and migration in urban areas
  • Describe the channels through which urban population growth, human development and environmental change are related to each and another in a system
  • Assess / Evaluate the urbanisation-development interlinkages in two countries of interest

Teaching methods

Lectures, lab sessions, interaction among students

Expected student activities

Weekly compulsory reading

Active participation in the course

Participation in lab sessions

Writing (and oral presentation) of a short research report

 

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Urban demography
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 12 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Urban demography
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 12 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Urban demography
  • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 12 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16   SG0213 
16-17    
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Jeudi, 15h - 17h: Cours SG0213