Academic Year 2015/2016 - 2° Year
Teaching Staff: Salvatore TORRE
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: M-GGR/01 - GEOGRAPHY
Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
Taught classes: 36 hours
Term / Semester:

Detailed Course Content

The course is aimed to present an overview of issues related to large urban transformations of the last decades. A brief overview of several geopolitical and environmental problems facing human communities, in a phase of global ecological crisis, will be presented. It also intends to contribute to the formation of skills related to the analysis of geographical processes.

The course will address initially the analysis of socio-economic debate of the last decades, with particular attention to the transformation of the urban environment in the age of economic globalization, and to the emergence of social conflicts related to the living conditions of the inhabitants. The structure of existing relationships between human communities and ecological communities, related to the formation of new models of citizenship, will be analysed. It will also pay particular attention to the problems posed by new social conflicts related to the construction of living spaces.

Textbook Information

Di Blasi A., Luogo e globo. Siti storici e nuovi processi territoriali, Bologna, Pàtron, 2015, pp. 190.

Harvey D., Città ribelli, Milano, Il Saggiatore, 2013, pp. 224.

Moore J. W., Ecologia-mondo e crisi del capitalismo. La fine della natura a buon mercato, Verona, Ombre Corte, pp. 183.

Environmental Justice Atlas, atlante disponibile all'indirizzo internet