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The City and You: Find Your Best Place, University of Toronto

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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!...

Melhores avaliações

por RS

Nov 02, 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 TD

Nov 05, 2017

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

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por Silva Yousif

Oct 23, 2018

Enjoyed the topics.. very engaging presenter.. hope he offers more courses here

por Brenda Szymborski

Jun 19, 2018

Enjoyable and insightful, with lots of good readings. I would recommend it.

por Filipe Santos

Apr 02, 2018

Insights, Insights, and Great Insights!

One of the best classes I have taken online, it really gave me a valuable set of tools and insights to make decisions about my next move in life.

Worthy every minute I spent!

por Giannis Raptis

Mar 26, 2018

I really enjoyed the course. There were really interesting concepts to learn about and it also forced you to reflect more seriously on which city you should choose for yourself. Professor Florida is also really good at explaining and presenting. Where there is space for improvement. The readings could be more comprehensive. Some were articles that really didn't offer that much. And secondly I think the course could really go deeper into the topics presented. I felt that it was more of an general overview.

Still a valuable course to do if you are thinking about cities. It is worth the time.

por yaroslav

Feb 22, 2018

The topic is interesting, though slightly misleading - the answer about your search about the place in city is not very clear. A lot of factual information - the course is very thourough. The tone is rather pessimistic and almost all readings are by the same author. Minor technical issue - I listened to the course in headphones and the sound was not very loud. All in all - a lot of interesting info, issues and problems about big megacities, no more, no less.

por Marcelo Renjel

Feb 05, 2018

Excellent content, cutting edge issues and inspiring! Great added value for thinking and discussions around my work.

por Carlos Freire

Jan 08, 2018

I loved it. Very good to keep track of the current conversation on cities. Thank you guys!

por Sangita Kamblé

Dec 20, 2017

Very useful and informative!

por Eva Lum

Nov 06, 2017

Really enjoyed the course!

por Trent Dickson

Nov 05, 2017

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