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Geographies of Sustainability

MESS23, 7.5 credits

The Geographies of Sustainability course provides interdisciplinary perspectives aimed at studying the dynamics of social and environmental change in particular places.

The course covers perspectives from a variety of research fields from land-change science and landscape geography to political economy and cultural geography. It aims to advance students’ understanding of the spatial dimensions of social, economic, and environmental processes and their importance for sustainability challenges in different geographical contexts.

A focal point of the course is to recognise the geographies of place and how different forms of natural resource use and environmental change at the local scale are influenced by structures and processes cutting across scales, and vice versa.

Another key point is the engagement with empirical cases and real-world settings. The selected cases will seek to integrate approaches and perspectives from both human and physical geography, highlighting the interdisciplinary focus of the course.  

Throughout the course, processes of unequal distribution and uneven development, for instance within cities, between urban and rural spaces, and between different geographical regions, will be explored.

Literature lits

Literature list, established 2023-11-22 PDF (429 kB)

I have never taken any geography classes before, but this class was a perfect intro for me! I had so much fun in the lectures!

Student, Batch 26