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The City

Histories of Urbanism and the Built Environment
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CCHU 9048 The City: Histories of Urbanism and the Built Environment is a Common Core course offered by the Faculty of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong. First introduced in Fall 2014 under the Humanities AoI (Areas of Inquiry) of the Common Core Curriculum, the course explores practices of urbanism across a range of contexts from antiquity to the present day. By doing so it allows students to develop insights into the social relations and human struggles that have been produced by, and continue to produce, particular types of built forms in different places over time. In the broadest sense, the course uses urbanism as a lens to understand the relationship between urban forms and the complex, multiple processes that constitute cities and their urban milieus.

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