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BSRM0220 M4 Prospects for Baltic Sea Urban Areas, 12 ECTS

Learning outcomes

To give theoretical and practical knowledge to students of the urban development concerning the urban areas on Baltic Sea realm. After the course students understand the special features of urban development around the Baltic Sea countries.

Learning outcomes: The course gives the basic information of theoretical issues concerning the urban studies generally. The practical examples come from the cities of Baltic Sea realm and are connected to theoretical framework. The students will learn the development of Baltic Sea area cities dealing with problematic and planning oriented approaches


The countries around the Baltic Sea rim are witnessing a rapid change in their regional and demographic structure. Change manifests itself as a strong tendency towards continuing urbanization and changes in the internal structures of cities. The reasons for change vary from one country to another, but the underlying problems and consequences are universal in the Baltic Sea area.
Change is practically inevitable for the regional and administrative structures of societies. In the traditional industrial society, where post-industrial structural changes are already far advanced, the regulation of the nation state is giving way to open competition between cities. Urban hierarchies are disintegrating, and cities are networking with one another into an international domain, which is subject to rules of a new kind. Cities are also opening up in a new way, a result of global migration trends, and at the same time, they are creating a new kind of polarization in urban areas. The concept of a city, urban life, and the actors behind them is being transformed. Over the past twenty years, there has been debate on the tidal wave of change that is washing over the numerous sectors of society. This change is frequently characterized as a shift from the industrial (modern) to the post-industrial (postmodern) era. The simultaneous social, cultural and spatial changes are often associated with the concept of the postmodern city. Despite conflicting views on the modern and postmodern city, it is possible to make various interpretations of the new logic of urban processes and development.

Further information

This module is not offered in the Academic year 2013-14

Belongs to following modules

Faculty of Humanities
Specialization Studies (MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies)
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M4 Prospects for Baltic Sea Urban Areas

BSRM0221 M4 Lectures, 4 ECTS
BSRM0222 M4 Seminar, 4 ECTS
BSRM0223 M4 Book Exam, 4 ECTS
Faculty of Humanities
Finnish Study Modules
Baltic Sea Region Studies
MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies