"Option of Specialization" for Geography Major
Urban & Transport
We live in a rapidly urbanizing world where the time-space dimensions have been immensely compressed by the development of modern transportation systems in the twentieth century. Given that the urbanization process and the development of modern transport systems have brought tremendous impacts on both the physical and human geography of contemporary societies, a focus on urban studies will help to improve our understanding of the changing geography of the world, the Asia-Pacific region and Hong Kong. The 'Urban & Transport' Option caters to individuals who wish to pursue careers in the fields of urban development, urban planning, and transport policy and planning. Students electing for the 'Urban & Transport' Option will be introduced to the principles, processes, and patterns of urban systems. The broad spectrum of courses included in this option will provide students with a systematic understanding of the basic approaches and key theories of urban change and transport development as well as a thorough training in the application of such knowledge to urban planning, urban environmental management, and transport planning issues in both developed and developing countries. A combination of lectures, tutorials, fieldwork and directed projects aims to equip students with analytical and problem-solving skills to pursue careers in the fields of urban development, urban planning, urban environmental management and transport policy and planning.