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290106 SE Seminar in Human Geography: Sustainable Urban Development and Digitalisation (2021S)

6.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The seminar will be held in English and will take place in digital or, if applicable, hybrid form: a) Online events on a weekly basis with changing inputs, discussion forums and moderation, b) Face-to-face events in small groups if the COVID-19 situation allows it – if not, group work will also take place online (collaborate).

DATES: Wednesday from 15:00 - 18:00, with some shorter sessions inbetween (to be announced soon).
First session: 03.03.2021

Wednesday 03.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 10.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 17.03. 15:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 24.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 14.04. 15:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 21.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 28.04. 15:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 05.05. 15:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 12.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 19.05. 15:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 26.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 02.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 09.06. 15:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 16.06. 15:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 23.06. 15:00 - 18:00 Digital
Wednesday 30.06. 15:00 - 18:00 Digital

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Sustainable urban development in Europe is among others framed by the Agenda 2030 with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Leipzig Charta. At the same time, technological change, often described as digitalization, plays an increasing role in cities’ development pathways with an enormous potential related to optimization, access to services etc. Here, questions arise how the technological/digital change can actively be shaped to serve as a lever towards sustainable urban development, considering the economic, social and ecological effects involved.
In this context, the seminar takes a closer look at the way technologies and digitalization are implemented in European cities, and how this supports and/or contradicts with sustainable urban development. The aim is to critically evaluate city-wide approaches and/or specific projects European cities have implemented. These approaches/ projects will be selected by the students and serve as case studies. The evaluation will be based on a jointly developed assessment system. Reflection and analysis evolve around the SDGs, COVID-19 recovery and the European Green Deal. The case studies will play an essential role during the whole seminar.
Note: The seminar will be held in English and will take place in digital or hybrid form:
a) Online events on a weekly basis with changing inputs, discussion forums and moderation,
b) Face-to-face events in small groups when the COVID-19 situation allows it – if not, group work will also take place online (collaborate)

Assessment and permitted materials

The seminar consists of 3 parts:
a) research seminar (case studies);
b) concept seminar (assessment system development);
c) evaluation seminar (case studies).
For the successful completion of the seminar the following aspects are required: see next section

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The seminar is divided into three parts, which must be worked on for the successful completion of the seminar:
a) Research seminar (work on individual case studies with short interim presentations in plenary)
b) Concept seminar (active contribution in discussions and research for the joint development of an assessment system)
c) Evaluation seminar (evaluation of individual case studies, presentation of final results in plenary, contribution to joint outcome)

Examination topics

- Scientific paper (4000-5000 words for individual papers) (40%)
- Presentations (interim and final results) (40%)
- Participation in discussion, including moderation/notes (20%)
For a positive final assessment, the seminar paper must be passed. A positive final assessment is only given if all minimum requirements have been met.

Reading list

Will be provided in Moodle.

Association in the course directory

(MG-S4-SE) (MG-S5-SE) (MA UF GW 02) (MR3)

Last modified: Mo 26.04.2021 11:48