London, United Kingdom

London's Urban Development: Politics, Policy and Design

when 15 July 2024 - 2 August 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2585

This module explores the processes shaping urban development in contemporary London and the challenges facing its role as a ‘global city’ is the face of economic, social, and environmental challenges. Drawing on ideas, perspectives and approaches from social science and urban design, the module will critically examine how London is responding to these urban development challenges through a sequence of related topics (please see syllabus PDF for further details).

Course leader

Ilyas Azouzi

Target group

This is a level one module (equivalent to first year undergraduate). No prior subject knowledge is required for this module, but students are expected to have a keen interest in the area.

Course aim

Be able to identify the forces driving urban development on a global scale and to evaluate their impact on the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of cities.
Be familiar with key policies relating to urban development and the processes through which planning decisions are made in London
Be equipped to engage with debates concerning urban development by examining competing perspective and formulating their own recommendations
Have experience of designing urban research projects, conducting fieldwork, analysing evidence from a range of sources, and producing high-quality reports and outputs
Be able to apply their knowledge and skills to critically analyse urban development in contexts around the world.

Credits info

7.5 EC
7.5 ECTS / 4 US / 15 UCL

Fee info

GBP 2585: Students joining us for six weeks (two modules) will receive a tuition fee discount.
GBP : Students are welcome to apply for accommodation at a UCL summer residence.