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Human Geography and Urban and Regional Planning

The city keeps growing whilst the rural areas shrink. Does this mean that the city is becoming more liveable and the rural areas aren’t? What does the place where someone lives mean to him or her? Do surroundings determine liveability, or do the people around you determine this? And how can liveability be improved? In this web class, you’ll work on these subjects yourself. You’ll read scientific literature, watch a video lecture, interview someone, and you’ll get to make a design to improve your own habitat!

Human Geography and Urban and Regional Planning
Human Geography and Urban and Regional Planning

Human Geography and Urban and Regional Planning

Society and its physical surroundings are constantly changing. Social geography focuses on the interaction between people and places. It’s about the ‘where’ and the ‘why there’ in the world. Planning is more about the design of space and how to improve this design through interferences. This web class is especially interesting for students who are interested in Geography and Sociology, but also in other social courses. This web class will teach you to look at the world around you with a geographical eye, and will help you to know if choosing the Human Geography & Urban and Regional Planning major is suitable for you.

Web class

In the four weeks of this web class, you will learn through several assignments that the world around you is much more complicated than it seems at first sight. However, sometimes things can also be much easier than you might have thought! You’re going to implement this in your own design. The different parts of geography that will be discussed during the major, are also used in the web class: cultural geography, demographics, economical geography and planning.

Enrolment

The enrolment is closed at the moment. On October 1st you can enrol again voor the next webclass round. This round will last from November 4th until December 1st, 2019.

If you have any questions regarding this web class, you can reach us at webklassen@rug.nl. Follow us on Instagram to stay up to date on the web classes and all our other activities.

Last modified:12 June 2019 2.51 p.m.