General information

Module title Shrinking cities
Language English
Module lecturer dr Emilia Jaroszewska, prof. UAM dr hab. Adam Radzimski
Lecturer's email emiliagp@amu.edu.pl
Lecturer position adiunkt, profesor
Faculty Faculty of Human Geography and Planning
Semester 2021/2022 (summer)
Duration 15
ECTS 3
USOS code 07-SC-AMU-PIE

Timetable

Module aim (aims)

The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the issue of shrinking cities as a topical

phenomenon in urban geography. In particular, the course will address the following issues:

- urban shrinkage in the past and today

- shrinking cities: a global phenomenon?

- causes and consequences of urban shrinkage

- "icons" of shrinkage

- shrinkage of old industrial cities

- regeneration strategies in shrinking cities

- industrial heritage as part of regeneration strategy in shrinking old industrial cities

- the specificity of post-socialist urban shrinkage

- shrinking cities in Poland

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Syllabus

Week 1: Urban shrinkage in the past and today

Week 2: Causes and consequences of urban shrinkage

Week 3: Regeneration strategies in shrinking cities

Week 4: Industrial heritage as part of regeneration strategy in shrinking old industrial cities

Week 5: Shrinkage of old industrial cities

Week 6: The specificity of post-socialist urban shrinkage

Week 7: Shrinking cities in Poland

Reading list

Will be provided during the course