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Urban Social Geography: Contemporary Issues - MZ340P74
Anglický název: Urban Social Geography: Contemporary Issues
Zajišťuje: Katedra sociální geografie a region. rozvoje (31-340)
Fakulta: Přírodovědecká fakulta
Platnost: od 2019
Semestr: letní
E-Kredity: 5
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:2/1 Z+Zk [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: neomezen
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Stav předmětu: zrušen
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Další informace: http://dl2.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=737
Garant: doc. RNDr. Martin Ouředníček, Ph.D.
Je neslučitelnost pro: MZ340P741
Anotace -
Poslední úprava: RNDr. Kamila Klingorová, Ph.D. (19.03.2018)
The course discusses the key themes and trends in contemporary urban social geography. In-class lectures focus on segregation, daily mobility, criminality, suburbanization and other topics, allowing to compare research from Prague with other European cities. The course also offers two field trips (to a housing estate and a suburb of Prague), on which the students’ work is based. The emphasis of the course is on reading and discussion as well as on own field work and its presentation. Participation and co-operation of Czech and Erasmus as well as urban geographers and students of other disciplines is encouraged, giving the opportunity for networking and exchange of ideas across countries and fields of study. Completion of previous courses in urban geography is not required.
More information in Moodle: http://dl2.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=737
Literatura -
Poslední úprava: RNDr. Kamila Klingorová, Ph.D. (19.03.2018)

KAPLAN, D., WHEELER, J., HOLLOWAY, S. (2003): Urban Geography. New York: Wiley Publishers.

KNOX, P., PINCH, S. (2006): Urban Social Geography: An Introduction. New York: Prentice Hall.

LEY, D. (1983): A Social Geography of the City. New York: Harper and Row.

PACIONE, M. (2005): Urban Geography: A Global Perspective. Routledge.

PADDISON, R. ed. (2001): Handbook of Urban Studies. Sage. London.

PHILLIPS, E.B. (1996): City Lights: Urban-Suburban Life in the Global Society. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press.

SAVAGE, A., WARDE, M. (1993): Urban sociology, capitalism and modernity. London: Macmillan Press Ltd.

Required and suggested readings for each lecture are available in Moodle: http://dl2.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=737

Požadavky ke zkoušce - angličtina
Poslední úprava: RNDr. Ivana Křížková, Ph.D. (21.02.2019)

Basic level

  • Total score in tests I and II > 50 %
  • Attendance of at least 7 lectures/field trips, including compulsory attendance of tests and USG Conference
  • Timely submission of at least 6 pre-class assignments (submitted via Moodle, annotation of required reading + answers to all questions suggested in Moodle)


  • Same conditions as for basic level plus:
  • Activity and discussion of required readings in class
  • Research project (in pairs) - all partial tasks to be submitted in Moodle and on time, see details in Moodle
    •  discussion of research questions and brief literature review
    •  discussion of methodology
    •  submission of draft paper
    •  presentation of research project - "USG II conference"
    •  submission of final research paper + discussion during the exam

More information: http://dl2.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=737

Sylabus -
Poslední úprava: RNDr. Kamila Klingorová, Ph.D. (19.03.2018)




Lecturer/ Exercises 


22. 2.

Prague as an urban laboratory

Introduction to the course, requirements

Martin Ouředníček

Adam Klsák


1. 3.

Neighborhood and community within the city

Petra Špačková


8. 3.

Daily mobility within the city

Lucie Pospíšilová


15. 3.

Residential mobility and segregation

Martin Ouředníček


22. 3.

Urban planning in contemporary cities

Dorota Jopek (guest)


29. 3.

Test I, research project methodology discussion

Martin Ouředníček, Petra Špačková


5. 4.




12. 4.

Urban revitalisation, gentrification

Lucie Pospíšilová


18. 4. (WED)

Field trip: Jižní město housing estate



26. 4.

Housing estates

Petra Špačková


3. 5.


Martin Ouředníček


10. 5.

Crime and safety in the city

Jana Jíchová


17. 5.

Field trip: Suburbs of Prague

Test II

Martin Ouředníček, Ivana Přidalová


TBA (Exam period)

Conference (presentation of research projects)


Up-to-date course programme also available in Moodle: http://dl2.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=737 or http://urrlab.cz/cs/profil/urban-social-geography-ii

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