GEOG 106 - (BH, CC) Urbanization in the Developing WorldSemester Hours: 3
Coping with rapid urbanization and the uncontrolled growth of cities, poses one of the greatest geographical challenges facing the nations of the developing world. This course introduces students to the study of urbanization in the developing world and explores the urban problems such as insufficient infrastructure, unemployment, lack of housing and inadequate social services that occur in these cities. The course has a regional focus and looks at the development of cities in Latin America, Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and North Africa and the Middle East, highlighting each regions distinctive urban patterns and problems. The last section of the course looks at possible solutions and policies that could be adopted to help alleviate the problems of rapid urbanization and poverty in the cities of the developing world.
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