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Cooperation between Cities

2019/2020
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
2-й курс, 1 семестр

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The goal of this course is to promote a comparative study of cities and investigate a variety of urban phenomena happening in different parts of the world and different cultural contexts. The focus of the research will be on various urban aspects relevant to the urban studies, such as the urban fabric, the relation between urban projects and economic development, the categorization of urban regeneration projects. These studies will be conducted in cooperation with urban research centers and platforms that will help students to understand the importance of wide collaboration in the process of knowledge creation.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To study urban phenomena from transnational and transcultural point of view
  • To create structured fundamental knowledge based on the comparative analysis of the same phenomena in cities around the world
  • To teach students to conduct research in a collaborative manner and to use public information platforms to publish and share the results of the research
  • To encourage research of key urban phenomena combining economics, sociology and environmental studies
  • To study the methods of socio-cultural analysis of the urban environment
  • To understand the relationship of socio-cultural analysis with spatial analysis
  • To formulate conclusions and a report on pre-project research, which are laid down in the project proposals
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • To know terms and methods with help of which the spatial behavior of citizens is being analyzed; Ability to critically evaluate different layers of information, problems and agendas; Ways to interpretation of the results of the completed studies; Modelling of the research with all necessary stages: com comprehensive analysis, verifying, assessing the information, looking up and synthesizing missing information and generalizing its results using scientific methods
  • To be able to map, to measure and analyze urban spatial data; to apply project-based approach in urban development; to conduct research with all the necessary steps and methods: field work, desk work; to formulate the conclusions of the study on the basis of the work done and apply them in the project; to know and understand modern trends in the study of the urban environment and be able to reasonably apply them in work
  • To possess the following skills to present the results of spatial analysis research in a format of scientific reports and presentations; to interpret the results of work and research; to coordinate research at all its stages; to find and organize the necessary information
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction in socio-cultural analysis
    Objectives of the course, students' expectations of the course. Discussion about tasks of the courses and about the problems that will be solved during the course. Presentation of cases, division into groups, discussion of integration with City Project. Lecture by a guest lecturer (urban social studies, their role and specifics).
  • Analysis
    The study of of the territories (coincide with territories studied into City Project course). visual analysis of the environment: the framework method (scanning the territory according to a pre-selected parameter: landscaping, sounds, color scheme and ets.) identification of anomalies and features — surpluses and missed things — in the territory forming the request to the territory social scenarios: justification of population groups identified on the territory: population groups by type, frequency of use (scheme + text) scheme of regular routes (day-week-year) analysis of active groups in the territory: committees and associations of activists (result of desk analysis) functional zoning of the territory in accordance with the identified scenarios identification of points of potential social conflict. List of the territories: Strogino, Aeroport, Brateevo, Sokolinaya Gora, Academichesky.
  • Visualisation and integration
    Practical work in class to discuss intermediate results of socio-cultural analysis. Discussion of one of the texts from the reader. Discussion of spatial analysis performed in the framework of the City Project and its intersections with the analysis of the social structure of the studied areas. Formulation of conclusions from the sociocultural analysis and from the entire analysis (City Protocol & City Project). Debates as a training in the ability to defend one’s opinion and one’s point of view. Work on the structure of the presentation, on the scenario of presentation.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Homework
  • non-blocking Classwork
  • non-blocking Final Project
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (1 semester)
    0.3 * Classwork + 0.4 * Final Project + 0.3 * Homework
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Guido Martinotti. (2002). The New Social Morphology of Cities. QA - Rivista Dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria, (2). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.a.rar.journl.0160

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Castells, M. (DE-588)123406587, (DE-576)160539730. (2012). Networks of outrage and hope : social movements in the internet age / Manuel Castells. Cambridge [u.a.]: Polity. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.369704479
  • Crooks, A., Pfoser, D., Jenkins, A., Croitoru, A., Stefanidis, A., Smith, D., … Lamprianidis, G. (2015). Crowdsourcing urban form and function. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 29(5), 720–741. https://doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2014.977905
  • Dhanashree Dilip Raut, & Mohit U Kothawade. (n.d.). Urbanism as A Way of Life. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.A02B3FCD
  • Griffiths, S., & Lünen, A. von. (2016). Spatial Cultures : Towards a New Social Morphology of Cities Past and Present. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1062284
  • Lury, C. (2012). Going live: towards an amphibious sociology. Sociological Review Monograph, 184–197. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-954X.2012.02123.x