Urbanisation and its importance in human affairs.
Global patterns of urbanisation since 1945.
Urbanisation, suburbanisation, counter-urbanisation, urban resurgence.
The emergence of megacities and world cities
Economic, social, technological, political and demographic processes associated with urbanisation and urban growth.
Urban change: deindustrialisation, decentralisation, rise of service economy.
Urban policy and regeneration in Britain since 1979.
126.96.36.199 Urban forms
Contemporary characteristics of mega/world cities.
Urban characteristics in contrasting settings.
Physical and human factors in urban forms.
Spatial patterns of land use, economic inequality, social segregation and cultural diversity
New urban landscapes:
188.8.131.52 Social and economic issues associated with urbanisation
Issues associated with economic inequality, social segregation and cultural diversity in contrasting urban areas.
Strategies to manage these issues.
184.108.40.206 Urban climate
The impact of urban forms and processes on local climate and weather.
Air quality: particulate and photo-chemical pollution.
Pollution reduction policies.
220.127.116.11 Urban drainage
Water in Urban areas including hydrographs.
Issues associated with catchment management in urban areas.
The development of sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS).
River restoration and conservation in damaged urban catchments
18.104.22.168 Urban waste and its disposal
Urban physical waste generation
Relation of waste components and waste streams to economic characteristics, lifestyles and attitudes.
The environmental impacts of alternative approaches to waste disposal
Comparison of incineration and landfill approaches to waste disposal in relation to a specified urban area.
22.214.171.124 Other contemporary urban environmental issues
Environmental problems in contrasting urban areas: atmospheric pollution, water pollution and dereliction.
Strategies to manage these environmental problems.
126.96.36.199 Sustainable urban development
Impact of urban areas on local and global environments & Ecological footprint of major urban areas.
Dimensions of sustainability
Nature and features of sustainable cities & Concept of liveability.
Contemporary opportunities and challenges in developing more sustainable cities.
Strategies for developing more sustainable cities.
188.8.131.52 Case studies
Newcastle upon Tyne
Patterns in Urbanisation
Urbanisation and suburbanisation
Counter urbanisation and urban resurgence
Megacities and world cities
Deindustrialisation, decentrailsation & the rise of the service economy
Urban policy & regeneration UK
New urban landscapes
Social and economic Issues with urbanisation
Air quality and pollution reduction policies
Water in urban areas
Catchment management and SUDS
River Restoration and Cheonggyecheon
Approaches to waste disposal
Comparison of incineration and landfill
Sustainable urban development
Impact of urban areas
Opportunities, challenges and developing more sustainable cities
Newcastle Upon Tyne