Global connections/humanity

More than half the world’s population lives in cities – and more than 880 million people live in slums. Focusing on a case study of your choice, critically interrogate who the ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ are of contemporary processes of urban development. Consider how and why certain people are being disadvantaged, what actors and ideologies shape urban changes in your chosen case study, and what changes may be implemented to make urban
development more inclusive.

Demonstrate a critical understanding of the history of development theories and
how key concepts of development discourse have changed in relation to shifting
historical, social and political contexts.
• Understand the intersectional dynamics of global socio-economic inequality and
the inherently political nature of development practice.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the relevance of different theoretical
perspectives and debates to practice and policy issues.
• Appreciate the complex interlinkages between the ‘global’ and the ‘local’.
• Create original written work and visual presentations that deliver critical
analyses of development through the adoption of relevant theoretical
frameworks and primary sources.