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Urbanization in Developing
 Nations 
 

 GEG 230 - 5 CREDITS


Overview


Course Description

 

Geography 230 emphasizes regional studies of urbanization in the developing countries where almost half of the world’s population now lives in urban settlements. It explores cities in their cultural and economic contexts, geographical patterns, and internal city structures. It discusses the problems facing these rapidly growing cities and varied policy solutions.   

 

As a large and diverse group, Developing Countries present theoretical perspectives with conflicting views on development and urbanization. On the part of these emerging nations, this creates an overall dilemma on which path to follow for economic growth, social equity, and environmental protection concerns.

 

Course Objectives

 

This course is intended to develop student’s awareness of the fundamental problems facing the developing countries in the 21st century (Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Oceania) Based on presented case studies; they will be able to understand sustainable development and sustainable urbanization theories, concepts, and policy options of the contemporary emerging economies.  Students will be encouraged to make policy recommendations on sustainable urbanization and development based on current research and interdisciplinary coverage of relevant topics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

Last Updated: 09/22/06