General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Shrinking Cities
Language English
Module lecturer dr Emilia Jaroszewska, prof. UAM dr hab. Adam Radzimski
Lecturer's email adrad@amu.edu.pl
Lecturer position adiunkt, profesor uczelni
Faculty Faculty of Human Geography and Planning
Semester 2022/2023 (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)

Basic knowledge of urban geography

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