Urban Geography: From the Scale of the Neighborhood to Global Systems of Cities

Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Programs for Teachers
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

In this seminar, participants will explore the ways the geographic discipline studies the organizational components of cities (i.e. neighborhoods, business districts, and public spaces), the spatial structure of cities in a comparative sense, and systems of cities in a global context (i.e. so-called World or Global Cities, offshore banking enters, and Export-Oriented Zones). The seminar will illustrate how urban phenomena are expressions of multi-scalar political and economic processes, linking ‘the local’ to ‘the global.

Seminar led by Alex Papadopoulos, DePaul University