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Welcome to The City and You: Find Your Best Place. I'm excited to have you in the class and look forward to your contributions to the other learners in our community. This free course will provide the knowledge and the tools needed to understand what cities do, why they matter, the forces shaping the greatest wave of urbanization in history, and how to pick the right place for you. The course will also help you develop critical thinking skills. We'll accomplish this by providing evidence of the importance of cities, and why and how they matter to you. Then we’ll ask you to apply what you’ve learned in an exercise which will help you assess your own community and find your best place. This course is accessible and open to anyone who is interested in learning more about cities and the ways they affect our lives. It is organized around five key modules: (1) Why Cities Matter, (2) A World of Cities, (3) The Creative City, (4) The Divided City and the New Urban Crisis, and (5) How to Find the Best Place for You. After completing the course, you will be able to: (1) Identify why cities are the drivers of economic prosperity; (2) Explain the drivers and implications of fast-growing urbanization worldwide; (3) Outline the key characteristics of a creative and innovative city; (4) Describe the social divides and challenges facing cities and the solutions cities are using to address them; and (5) Recognize the trade-offs of staying in your current city versus moving, and identify the best place for you and your family to live. Good luck as you get started, and I hope you enjoy the course!...
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Comece imediatamente e aprenda em seu próprio cronograma.
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Redefinir os prazos de acordo com sua programação.
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Sugerido: 4 hours/week

Aprox. 17 horas restantes
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English

Legendas: English

Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

1

Seção
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2 horas para concluir

Why Cities Matter

This session will help you to understand the importance of cities for both the economy and society, as well as, you and your family. Today, more than three and a half billion people live in cities, which is more than half of the world's population. That figure is projected to rise to as many as 10 billion people or 85 percent of the world's population over the next century. Cities are our premier platforms for generating new innovations, higher levels of economic growth, and new and better jobs. We will discuss why and how cities are important, and why picking the right city to live is important to your career, well-being, and life....
Reading
7 vídeos (Total de 36 min), 6 leituras, 2 testes
Video7 videos
What The City and You is About & How It Will Benefit You (Instructor Video)3min
Why Cities Matter (Instructor Video)8min
Richard Florida Week 1 Follow-up - Cohort 16min
Richard Florida Week 1 Follow-up - Cohort 23min
Richard Florida Week 1 Follow-up - Cohort 34min
Richard Florida Week 1 Follow-up - U of T Alumni Edition9min
Reading6 leituras
Course Syllabus15min
Why Cities Matter10min
What Makes for a Great City10min
Triumph of the City15min
Jane Jacobs - Who Changed the Way We Think About Cities15min
Optional Activity: Living Atlas10min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
Pause and Reflect: Should You Stay or Move?10min
Why Cities Matter10min

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2 horas para concluir

A World of Cities

This session will help you understand the opportunities and challenges of urbanization around the world. Global urbanization has the power to lift living standards, create economic opportunity and jobs, reduce pollution, improve energy efficiency, and make the world safer. But, many cities in the developing world remain poor, with millions of people crowded into global slums. ...
Reading
6 vídeos (Total de 41 min), 6 leituras, 2 testes
Video6 videos
Opportunities & Challenges of Global Cities (Instructor Video: includes discussion of the exercise for this week)4min
Richard Florida Week 2 Follow-up - Cohort 17min
Richard Florida Week 2 Follow-up - Cohort 25min
Richard Florida Week 2 Follow-up - Cohort 34min
Richard Florida Week 2 Follow-up - U of T Alumni Edition9min
Reading6 leituras
The World is Spiky15min
Planet of Cities10min
Urbanization Without Growth10min
The Problem of Global Slums10min
Why Cities Matter in the Developing World10min
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Population Density Map10min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
Pause and Reflect: Tell Us about Your Global City10min
A World of Cities12min

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2 horas para concluir

The Creative City

Cities have been the fonts of creativity since the dawn of civilization. The clustering of creative people in them and the diversity they bring is what drives key advances in arts, culture, and technology. These wellsprings of human progress have always occurred in our great cities from Athens and Rome to London, New York, and the emerging economies in Asia. This session will help you better understand how the clustering of diverse groups of creative people in cities spurs artistic achievement, scientific and technological advance, and human progress....
Reading
7 vídeos (Total de 44 min), 6 leituras, 2 testes
Video7 videos
Technology, Talent and Tolerance in the Creative City (Instructor Video)7min
How Cities Spur Creativity (Instructor Video: includes discussion of the exercise for this week)4min
Richard Florida Week 3 Follow-up- Cohort 17min
Richard Florida Week 3 Follow-up- Cohort 24min
Richard Florida Week 3 Follow-up- Cohort 32min
Richard Florida Week 3 Follow-up - U of T Alumni Edition8min
Reading6 leituras
Creativity and Cities10min
Global Startup Cities10min
The Urban Tech Revolution10min
The Geography of Innovation10min
Optional Activity - UNESCO Creative Cities Network15min
Innovation10min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
Pause and Reflect: Your Creative City10min
On the Creative City10min

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2 horas para concluir

The New Urban Crisis

This session will help you better understand the New Urban Crisis and the growing economic divides that challenge cities today. In the second half of the 20th century, society was divided between poorer cities and richer suburbs. But, over the past decade or so, affluent and educated people have flocked back to urban centers pushing poverty out to the suburbs. Today, middle-class neighborhoods are in decline and our societies are defined by small areas of concentrated advantaged surrounded by much larger areas of concentrated disadvantage spanning the city and its suburb alike....
Reading
6 vídeos (Total de 47 min), 5 leituras, 2 testes
Video6 videos
Gentrification and the Divided City (Instructor Video: includes discussion of the exercise for this module)4min
Richard Florida Week 4 Follow-Up- Cohort 17min
Richard Florida Week 4 Follow-Up Cohort 211min
Richard Florida Week 4 Follow-Up Cohort 35min
Richard Florida Week 4 Follow-up - U of T Alumni Edition8min
Reading5 leituras
Why America's Richest Cities Keep Getting Richer15min
How Expensive Housing is Stifling of Creativity of Cities15min
The Divided City15min
Confronting the New Urban Crisis15min
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Wealth Divides10min
Quiz2 exercícios práticos
Pause and Reflect: The Divides and Challenges of Your City10min
The New Urban Crisis10min
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Melhores avaliações

por RSNov 2nd 2017

Great course for gaining a better understanding on what makes cities successful, what their challenges are, and how to compare them from an objective viewpoint.

por TDNov 5th 2017

Thanks Prof. Florida, you really opened my eyes to possibility of relocation as a serious endeavour for my future success and happiness!

Instrutores

Richard Florida

University Professor and Director of Cities, University of Toronto
Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management

Sobre University of Toronto

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in depth and breadth on any other Canadian campus. ...

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