Rural-Urban Relations

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode GERUR
Vaknaam Rural-Urban Relations
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Rural-Urban Relations
Leerdoelen After successfully completing the course unit, students are able to:
- apply historical and recent insights in rural geography, and in the relations between rural and urban areas. They are able to reflect on the main national and global developments herein
- apply the main theoretical and methodological aspects of rural geography
- define, analyse and solve issues in the field of rural geography and rural-urban relations
- apply, and reflect on, the experiences that they have gained in excursions related to rural-urban relations
Omschrijving The rural and the urban are strongly intertwined. In this course we focus on the various relations, both physically and in representations, between the rural and the urban – from a rural perspective. Rural urban relations are approached both from the theoretical notions from rural geography literature, and in the context of the socio-economic, socio-cultural and socio-spatial changes that emerged in recent decades, especially in urbanized societies.
We take a closer look at the changing functions and meanings of rural areas in urbanizing societies, the changes in spatial structures, and the changing position of the agricultural sector (spatial and as producer of food).

We will focus, both through theories and practice, on the relation between the rural and the urban, the relation between individual and groups of actors within the rural (residents, entrepreneurs, consumers, visitors), rural development, and rural policies on various levels.

Themes that will be discussed are the gradual shift of the rural areas from areas of production areas of consumption, economic development, changing images of the rural, liveability, demographic changes incl. migration patterns, use aspects (production, ecology, residential), and developments in policies.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm Excursions, Guest lectures, Lectures
Toetsvorm Active participation, Examination with open questions, Group assignments, Individual assignments
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator prof. dr. T. Haartsen
Docent(en) prof. dr. T. Haartsen ,dr. K. Salemink ,prof. dr. ir. C.M. van der Heide
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
To be announced.
Opmerkingen Content of the lectures is included in the exam.
Open for students from other faculties.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Human Geography & Planning  (Basic programme Human Geography & Planning) 1 semester II b verplicht
BSc Spatial Planning and Design  (Optional courses BSc Spatial Planning and Design) 3 semester II b keuze