An introduction to key concepts in urban studies and historical geography through the urban environment, social life, history and geography of Hong Kong. This class combines field study to historic and diversified sites in Hong Kong with lectures, case studies, group discussions and presentations. You will explore and discuss key concepts in urban studies and historical geography; Hong Kong’s history with human and social geography and the urban environment; and areas and topics of special interests and importance including immigrants, squatters and public housing, the vertical city and urban sprawl, and urban division and segregation.
Location: Hong Kong
Semesters: Fall, Spring