Course: Urban Geography

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Course title Urban Geography
Course code KGE/URBIO
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Ježek Jiří, Doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
- Urban geography, geographic research of a city - Basic terms and definitions - City and agglomeration, city and agglomeration models - Factors with impact on spatial structure, social and economic development of cities (political-administrative, normative, technological, economic, social, cultural) - Development and problems of inner city structure in context of urbanization processes - Subjective perception of inner spatial city structure - Basic approaches to interpretation of inner spatial city structure creation and its changes (social ecology, neoclassical, institutional and political-economic approaches) - Transformation processes and their impact on inner spatial structure of cities (decay and revitalization of urban cores) - Tools for regulation of development of cities - Current problems of cities and possibilities for their solution: industry, services, tourism, transportation, environment, leisure time etc.). - Strategic urban planning. City marketing. Additional information for students of so-called combined study form is available in Courseware.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Project-based instruction, Self-study of literature
  • Contact hours - 4 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 34 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
None.
professional skills
none
general eligibility
N/A
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
Student is able to: - explain the overview of factors with impact on spatial structure and development of cities.
professional skills
Student is able to: - analyse the overview of factors with impact on spatial structure and development of cities.
general eligibility
N/A
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Project-based instruction
Self-study of literature
professional skills
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Project-based instruction
general eligibility
Self-study of literature
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Oral exam
Project
professional skills
Oral exam
Project
general eligibility
Oral exam
Project
Recommended literature
  • Castells, Manuel. The Informational City: Information Technology, Economic Restructuring, and the Urban-Regional Process. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. 1989..
  • Čada, Václav,; Matušková, Alena,; Novotná, Marie. Geografie města Plzně. 3., přeprac. vyd. Plzeň : Západočeská univerzita, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7043-558-8.
  • Fassmann, Heinz. Stadtgeographie I : allgemeine Stadtgeographie. 1. Aufl. Braunschweig : Westermann, 2004. ISBN 3-14-160291-3.
  • Giddens, A. Města a rozvoj moderního urbanismu. In: Sociologie. Argo, Praha 1999, s. 444-468.
  • Heineberg, Heinz. Grundiss Allgemeine Geographie:stadtgeographie. Bern : Verlag Paul Haupt, 2000. ISBN 3-8252-2166-0.
  • Hnilička, Pavel. Sídelní kaše : otázky k suburbánní výstavbě kolonií rodinných domů. Vyd. 1. Brno : ERA, 2005. ISBN 80-7366-028-8.
  • Horská, Pavla; Maur, Eduard; Musil, Jiří. Zrod velkoměsta : urbanizace českých zemí a Evropa. Vyd. 1. Praha ; Paseka, 2002. ISBN 80-7185-409-3.
  • Ježek, Jiří. Aplikovaná geografie města. 1. vyd. Plzeň : Západočeská univerzita, 2004. ISBN 80-7043-275-6.
  • Pouš, R. Základy geografie mesta. Univerzita M. Bela v Banskej Bystrici. 244 s.. Banská Bystrica, 2013. ISBN 978-80-557-0626-9.
  • Sýkora, L. Teoretické přístupy ke studiu města. In: Sýkora, L. (ed.): Teoretické přístupy a vybrané problémy v současné geografii. PřF UK, katedra sociální geografie a regionálního rozvoje, s. 64 až 99.. Praha, 1993.
  • Sýkora, Luděk. Suburbanizace a její sociální, ekonomické a ekologické důsledky. Praha : Ústav pro ekopolitiku, 2002. ISBN 80-901914-9-5.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Applied Sciences Land-use Planning (2014) Special and interdisciplinary fields 3 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Land-use Planning (2013) Special and interdisciplinary fields 3 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Building Structures (2010) Construction industry, geodesy and cartography 2 Winter
Faculty of Applied Sciences Land-use Planning (2016) Special and interdisciplinary fields 3 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Land-use Planning (2017) Special and interdisciplinary fields 3 Summer