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Urbanization in Developing
 Nations 

 
 
GEG 230 - 5 CREDITS

 

Calendar

Course Content Outline

What is Urbanization? Is there still a Third World?
Sustainable Urbanization, Globalization, Case Study

Week one & two         

 

The Dimensions of urban Growth in the Developing Nations
Levels of Urban Population, Rates and Scales of Growth, Urban
 Growth and Economic Development, Case Study

Week two & three                               

  

Urban Population Growth
Migration (urban/rural), Government policies, Case Study

 Week four 

 

The Urban Environment
The Brown Agenda, Environmental Problems, Case Study

Employment and Income in the City
Structure of Urban Labor Markets, Formal and Informal Sectors, 
Poverty, Case Study 

 Week five

         

Week six 

 

Basic Needs and Human Rights
Basic needs, Housing Provisions, Human Rights, Democracy

 Planning and Management
External Influences, Internal Influences
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Patterns of Political Integration and Conflict
Tribalism and Political Violence, Military Dictatorship/Regimes



 Week seven and eight    

      

Week nine and ten

 

Week eleven

 

 

Note: Schedule is subject to change.

 

 

Last Updated: 01/04/08