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66008-01 - Übung: Urban Climate Change 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2024
Angebotsmuster unregelmässig
Dozierende Ambre Elsa Alfredo (ambre.alfredo@unibas.ch)
Semhar Haile (semhar.haile@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt This course introduces students to current debates on climate risk and urban adaptation. We investigate the various ways in which climate risk is produced, and manifests unequally in the lived realities of urban dwellers across a broad variety of socio-political contexts. We also examine the ways in which different disciplines have sought to apprehend social and infrastructural responses to climate change to develop critical perspectives on dominant, oftentimes reductionist discourses about ‘climate change and cities in the global South’.

Drawing from readings in anthropology, political geography, political ecology, history, political science, and urban studies, this course explores different empirical contexts to introduce students to key ideas and explore the different factors driving experiences of, and adaptation to, urban climate risk. Students will learn to identify, understand, compare and contrast various conceptual approaches, and apply these to different realities. Students should come out with a firm knowledge of the interrelations between urban and global development, capitalism, infrastructure, and climate justice.

The course will be run as weekly, two-hour meetings. Each session includes a brief introduction by the instructors, and then extensive group discussions based on readings and reading notes prepared by the students. All but the first session will also include student presentations on selected topics/case studies.

This is a discussion seminar, and your learning success depends on commitment and involvement of all participants. This only works if you arrive well-prepared, and actively participate in the discussions and listen to your peers.

The reading list includes core readings per session that all students are expected to read and prepare for discussion — these are normally two journal articles or book chapters, though in some sessions we will rely on shorter, alternative forms of conveying analytical insights to academic and non-academic audiences (online resources, shorter posts, etc.). In addition, students in teams of two will lead the discussion based on a selection of suggested readings. We will allocate these topics/ sessions during our first session, though depending on interests, we cannot guarantee you will be allocated the topic of your choice. Finally, the syllabus also includes additional readings for those wishing to explore a certain topic in greater depth (for their essay, for example).

Bemerkungen This course is capped and 25 students will be the maximum, with a priority for Critical Urbanisms Master students on timely registration.


Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall Wochentag Zeit Raum
wöchentlich Donnerstag 16.15-18.00 Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 117


Datum Zeit Raum
Donnerstag 26.09.2024 16.15-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 117
Donnerstag 03.10.2024 16.15-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 117
Donnerstag 10.10.2024 16.15-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 117
Donnerstag 17.10.2024 16.15-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 117
Donnerstag 24.10.2024 16.15-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 117
Donnerstag 31.10.2024 16.15-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 117
Donnerstag 07.11.2024 16.15-18.00 Uhr -- Anfrage zentraler Raum für Lehre-, --
Donnerstag 14.11.2024 16.15-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 117
Donnerstag 21.11.2024 16.15-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 117
Donnerstag 28.11.2024 16.15-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 117
Donnerstag 05.12.2024 16.15-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 117
Donnerstag 12.12.2024 16.15-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 117
Donnerstag 19.12.2024 16.15-18.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 117
Module Modul: Fachkompetenz Globaler Wandel (Master Studienfach: Geographie)
Modul: Fields: Environment and Development (Master Studiengang: African Studies)
Modul: Fields: Governance and Politics (Master Studiengang: African Studies)
Modul: Landscape Systems (Masterstudium: Geowissenschaften)
Modul: Resources and Sustainability (Master Studiengang: Changing Societies: Migration – Conflicts – Resources )
Modul: The Urban across Disciplines (Master Studiengang: Critical Urbanisms)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Umwelt und Nachhaltigkeit (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Pass/fail
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Urban Studies