NGEK10015U The Dynamics of City Regions: Social and Economic Change

Volume 2015/2016
MSc programme in Geography and Geoinformatics

Cities and city regions are fundamental places in modern societies. They are essential places of living and vital places for innovation, production and creativity.  The course studies contemporary economic changes of city-regions by focusing on urban and regional development. Focus is on the rise of the post-industrial knowledge economy and the new economic and social geographies, the new divisions of labour and social classes and how these are linked to urban restructuring.

Learning Outcome


City regions, creative cities, knowledge economy, innovation, labour and human capital, divisions of labour and social classes, industrial localisation, new urban spaces, amenities and urban growth, strategic planning.


  • identify and analyse the central economic and social changes and geographical consequences of the current transformation using key concepts, central theoretical perspectives and empirical material including
  • undertake an analysis of the transformation of cities and city regions using key theories, concepts and empirically material.



Analyse, assess and apply results, methods, theory and data in connection with the dynamics of city regions.

Please see Absalon course page.

BSc in Geography and Geoinformatics or equivalent.
The form of teaching is theory exercises combined with ad hoc lectures. For the teaching plan, please see Absalon.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 136
  • Project work
  • 35
  • Theory exercises
  • 35
  • Total
  • 206
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Oral examination, 20 minutes
The written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list. The oral examination is without preparation.
Without aids
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Criteria for exam assesment

Please see learning outcomes.