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290054 VU Geographies of Innovation and Transitions (2020S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 40 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Learning materials are provided online in Moodle

Thursday 05.03. 10:30 - 12:00 Eberhard Clar Saal Geologie 2B204 2.OG UZA II
Thursday 19.03. 10:15 - 13:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Thursday 26.03. 10:15 - 13:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Thursday 02.04. 10:15 - 13:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Thursday 23.04. 10:15 - 13:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Thursday 30.04. 10:15 - 13:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Thursday 07.05. 10:15 - 13:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Thursday 14.05. 10:15 - 13:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Thursday 28.05. 10:15 - 13:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Thursday 18.06. 10:15 - 13:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Thursday 25.06. 10:15 - 13:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Cities are often characterized as complex adaptive systems. Accordingly, this course applies systems thinking to the study of cities, examining urban transitions and the innovations that enable them through conceptual frameworks such as the Multi-level Perspective, leverage points, and strategic transition management. A special emphasis is placed on the transitions implied by the macro challenges of climate change and planetary boundaries, the kinds of innovation required to enact them, and the uneven geographies of both. Moving from theory to practice, the application of systems thinking to policy analysis and policy making is then explored.

Assessment and permitted materials

Marking will be based primarily on group research presentations and a final group academic paper.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list


Association in the course directory

(MG-S4-PI.f) (MR3-PI) (MU 06)

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