AKM Metropolis and the Public Sphere

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Course: AKM  Metropolis and the Public Sphere
Study programme: Model of International Competencies (AKM-Auslandskompetenzmodell)
Lecturer: Otto Langels
Total number of available places: 5
Credit Points:  5 ECTS
Prerequisites for attending: B1 English

The course focuses on urbanization and the environment in megacities, charts the historical evolution of rural-urban populations and pinpoints northern-southern differences. Issues such as “poverty and wealth” and “gentrification and Business Improvement Districts” are covered. Planned excursions include visits to the Institut für Zukunftsstudien und Technologiebewertung and Panoramapunkt Potsdamer Platz.

Course content (subject to change):
•    Urbanization and the environment in megacities
•    Historical evolution of rural-urban populations, northern-southern hemisphere similarities and differences
•    Poverty and wealth
•    Gentrification und Business Improvement Districts (BID)
•    UN Habitat
Excursions to:
•    Institut für Zukunftsstudien und Technologiebewertung
•    Panoramapunkt Potsdamer Platz
•    Futur 2- Stiftung Zukunftsfähigkeit (Potsdam)
Final exam: Oral exam

Introduction on 4 April starting at 9.30am.
Block lectures in the weeks 9 to 13 April and 16 April to 20 April  from 9.30 am until 3.30pm

SRH Hochschule Berlin
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 10
10587 Berlin
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Please note that all AKM courses will be taught in blocks in the summer semester 2018! For more information please see attachements.


Lecture period: Follows a block schedule and lasts for 14 weeks
•    Introductory week: April 2-6
•    Metropolis and the Public Sphere block lectures: April 9-20
•    History block lectures: April 23-May 4
•    Political Science block lectures: May 7-18
•    Sustainability block lectures: May 21-June 1
•    Fine Arts block lectures: June 4-15
•    Public Discourse block lectures: June 18-June 29
•    Final lecture week: July 2-6

Exam week
•    Examination week: July 9-13

Summer holidays
•    Begin July 14, 2018