POL5504 - The Asian Metropolis: Issues in Urban Management

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2015/16

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to enable students to identify the main factors that contribute to good urban management practices, and to build their understanding of adequate responses to urban management challenges. The course strives to reach this aim by: 1) reflecting on ways in which the institutional settings of specific cities shape the potential for successful urban management practices; 2) reflecting on the specific characteristics of Asian cities, and their consequences for urban management; 3) presenting and discussing good urban management practices in various policy fields from cities in Asia and elsewhere; 4) focussing on urban management challenges that might be especially taxing in the Asian metropolis.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Mid term test: 20%
Term paper: 50%
Final Examination: 30%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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