|Module Title||THE CITY AND COUNTRY: PROCESSES OF CONFLICT AND CHANGE|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Michael Woods|
|Other staff||Professor Mark Goodwin|
|Course delivery||Lecture||20 Hours 1 hr lectures.|
|Assessment||Exam||2 Hours Written exam.||100%|
|Resit assessment||2 Hours Same format.||100%|
1. What is the Rural?
2. Economic Change: The Productivist Countryside
3. Economic Change: The Post-Productivist Countryside
4. Population Change in the Countryside
5. Selling the Countryside
6. Rural Conflicts
7. Conserving the Countryside
8. Changing Rural Lifestyles
9. Hidden Rural Lifestyles
10. Urban Industrial Decline
11. Global Cities and the Global Economy
12. The Polarised City?
13. Urban Poverty and the Underclass
14. The City of Consumption, Gentrification and Culture
15. Selling the City of Spectacle
16. Post-modern Architecture and Urban Design
17. Edge Cities
18. Cities of Privatisation and Partnership
Aims of the module
This module aims to introduce students to urban geography and rural geography, and specifically to help students develop an
understanding of the processes of conflict and change in rural and urban areas.
Module objectives / Learning outcomes
By the end of this module, students should be able to: a) understand the key processes shaping contemporary urban and rural
change; b) relate these processes to a range of theoretical and conceptual literatures on urban and rural change; c) appreciate
the policy implications emerging from such change; d) develop skills of critical reading, interpretation and evaluation.
** Recommended Text
M Bell. (1994) Childerley.
W Cronon. (1991) Nature's Metropolis..
M Davies. (1990) City of Quartz..
B. Ilbery. (1998) The Geography of Rural Change.
M. Pacione. (1997) Britain's Cities..
S. Sassen. (1991) The Global City..
D. Sudjic. (1993) The 100 Mile City..
(1992) The Culture of Nature..