University of Calgary

GEOG 521 - The Urban Environment - Winter 2016

Urban environments and their construction as a reflection of human needs and non-human constituents, systems of production and distribution, urban policy, infrastructure, and design are considered from the perspectives of both physical and human geography. Critical examination of anthropocentric notions of duality, space, place, and `the other¿ frame the examination of human management practices and non-human nature. Topics may include the explosion of monocultures and exotic species, heightened human-wildlife conflict, altered hydrological systems, air pollution, changing environments of infectious disease, and toxic waste.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • One of Geography 317, 321, 417 and one of Geography 321, 351, 451; or consent of the Department.


This course will be offered next in Winter 2017.
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