In Europe, urbanization means first and foremost: the conversion of existing structures in metropolises and - as an important aspect of sustainable and resilient development - beyond the metropolises.

The lecture series will introduce you to specific discourses of the urbanization of Europe in the last three centuries, especially in the last century up to now. With your choice to study here in Dessau, you can comprehend condensed in a nutshell many of the phenomena addressed throughout the semester.

Parallel to the lecture series, you will work in progress in groups of two on a mind map of the lecture series underlaying the topics of your major interest with additional research and illustrating your own intellectual and content-related links between the different lectures.