Urban Geography pathway

The majority of the world population now live in urban areas. Rapid urbanisation continues to take place in both developed and developing countries. The need to design, build and manage more sustainable, just and resilient cities has become one of the defining challenges of our time.

Subjects in the Urban Geography Pathway explore the governance of cities; their social dynamics and diversity; their changing built and natural environments; and the vulnerabilities and resilience of cities to environmental and social pressures.

Skills associated with this pathway

Graduates of the Urban Geography Pathway will gain skills in spatial analysis, urban policy analysis, social science research methods, critical thinking and writing.

Study timeline

First year

Geog 10001: Famine: the geography of scarcity - core
Geog 10003: Global youth - supplementary

Second year

Geog 20008: Inside the City of Diversity - core
Geog 20010: China in Transition - supplementary

Third year

Geog 30021: The disaster resilient city - core
Geog 30027: Local sites, global connections - core
Geog 30007: China field class - supplementary

Further study or research

Specialized study

Related careers

Where could this pathway take you? Here is a selection of possible careers.

  • Commercial/residential surveyor
  • Environmental consultant
  • Geographical information systems officer
  • Planning and development surveyor
  • Town planner
  • Nature conservation officer
  • Transport planner

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