Open University

Open University

Changing Cities, Urban Transitions and Decision Making (D837)

How are cities responding to environmental change, economic instability, limited resources and other challenges? Is it possible for towns, cities or neighbourhoods people live in to become fairer, safer and more fulfilling? This course looks at place-making decisions faced by planners, urban managers, activists and ordinary people; students are introduced to forms of spatial and political thinking in relation to topical issues; changing cities guide the student in the development of their own specialist area of decision making; students develop independent research skills and put them into practice in relation to an urban or place-making issue of the student's own choosing.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a recognised UK Honours degree or its equivalent.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Distance learning - 6 months

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Distance Learning

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