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Welcome to The City and You: Find Your Best Place. I'm excited to have you in the class and look forward to your contributions to the other learners in our community. This free course will provide the knowledge and the tools needed to understand what cities do, why they matter, the forces shaping the greatest wave of urbanization in history, and how to pick the right place for you. The course will also help you develop critical thinking skills. We'll accomplish this by providing evidence of the importance of cities, and why and how they matter to you. Then we’ll ask you to apply what you’ve learned in an exercise which will help you assess your own community and find your best place. This course is accessible and open to anyone who is interested in learning more about cities and the ways they affect our lives. It is organized around five key modules: (1) Why Cities Matter, (2) A World of Cities, (3) The Creative City, (4) The Divided City and the New Urban Crisis, and (5) How to Find the Best Place for You. After completing the course, you will be able to: (1) Identify why cities are the drivers of economic prosperity; (2) Explain the drivers and implications of fast-growing urbanization worldwide; (3) Outline the key characteristics of a creative and innovative city; (4) Describe the social divides and challenges facing cities and the solutions cities are using to address them; and (5) Recognize the trade-offs of staying in your current city versus moving, and identify the best place for you and your family to live. Good luck as you get started, and I hope you enjoy the course!...
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完成時間大約為17 小時
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完成時間為 2 小時

Why Cities Matter

This session will help you to understand the importance of cities for both the economy and society, as well as, you and your family. Today, more than three and a half billion people live in cities, which is more than half of the world's population. That figure is projected to rise to as many as 10 billion people or 85 percent of the world's population over the next century. Cities are our premier platforms for generating new innovations, higher levels of economic growth, and new and better jobs. We will discuss why and how cities are important, and why picking the right city to live is important to your career, well-being, and life....
Reading
7 個視頻(共 36 分鐘), 6 個閱讀材料, 2 個測驗
Video7 個視頻
What The City and You is About & How It Will Benefit You (Instructor Video)3分鐘
Why Cities Matter (Instructor Video)8分鐘
Richard Florida Week 1 Follow-up - Cohort 16分鐘
Richard Florida Week 1 Follow-up - Cohort 23分鐘
Richard Florida Week 1 Follow-up - Cohort 34分鐘
Richard Florida Week 1 Follow-up - U of T Alumni Edition9分鐘
Reading6 個閱讀材料
Course Syllabus15分鐘
Why Cities Matter10分鐘
What Makes for a Great City10分鐘
Triumph of the City15分鐘
Jane Jacobs - Who Changed the Way We Think About Cities15分鐘
Optional Activity: Living Atlas10分鐘
Quiz2 個練習
Pause and Reflect: Should You Stay or Move?10分鐘
Why Cities Matter10分鐘

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完成時間為 2 小時

A World of Cities

This session will help you understand the opportunities and challenges of urbanization around the world. Global urbanization has the power to lift living standards, create economic opportunity and jobs, reduce pollution, improve energy efficiency, and make the world safer. But, many cities in the developing world remain poor, with millions of people crowded into global slums. ...
Reading
6 個視頻(共 41 分鐘), 6 個閱讀材料, 2 個測驗
Video6 個視頻
Opportunities & Challenges of Global Cities (Instructor Video: includes discussion of the exercise for this week)4分鐘
Richard Florida Week 2 Follow-up - Cohort 17分鐘
Richard Florida Week 2 Follow-up - Cohort 25分鐘
Richard Florida Week 2 Follow-up - Cohort 34分鐘
Richard Florida Week 2 Follow-up - U of T Alumni Edition9分鐘
Reading6 個閱讀材料
The World is Spiky15分鐘
Planet of Cities10分鐘
Urbanization Without Growth10分鐘
The Problem of Global Slums10分鐘
Why Cities Matter in the Developing World10分鐘
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Population Density Map10分鐘
Quiz2 個練習
Pause and Reflect: Tell Us about Your Global City10分鐘
A World of Cities12分鐘

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The Creative City

Cities have been the fonts of creativity since the dawn of civilization. The clustering of creative people in them and the diversity they bring is what drives key advances in arts, culture, and technology. These wellsprings of human progress have always occurred in our great cities from Athens and Rome to London, New York, and the emerging economies in Asia. This session will help you better understand how the clustering of diverse groups of creative people in cities spurs artistic achievement, scientific and technological advance, and human progress....
Reading
7 個視頻(共 44 分鐘), 6 個閱讀材料, 2 個測驗
Video7 個視頻
Technology, Talent and Tolerance in the Creative City (Instructor Video)7分鐘
How Cities Spur Creativity (Instructor Video: includes discussion of the exercise for this week)4分鐘
Richard Florida Week 3 Follow-up- Cohort 17分鐘
Richard Florida Week 3 Follow-up- Cohort 24分鐘
Richard Florida Week 3 Follow-up- Cohort 32分鐘
Richard Florida Week 3 Follow-up - U of T Alumni Edition8分鐘
Reading6 個閱讀材料
Creativity and Cities10分鐘
Global Startup Cities10分鐘
The Urban Tech Revolution10分鐘
The Geography of Innovation10分鐘
Optional Activity - UNESCO Creative Cities Network15分鐘
Innovation10分鐘
Quiz2 個練習
Pause and Reflect: Your Creative City10分鐘
On the Creative City10分鐘

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完成時間為 2 小時

The New Urban Crisis

This session will help you better understand the New Urban Crisis and the growing economic divides that challenge cities today. In the second half of the 20th century, society was divided between poorer cities and richer suburbs. But, over the past decade or so, affluent and educated people have flocked back to urban centers pushing poverty out to the suburbs. Today, middle-class neighborhoods are in decline and our societies are defined by small areas of concentrated advantaged surrounded by much larger areas of concentrated disadvantage spanning the city and its suburb alike....
Reading
6 個視頻(共 47 分鐘), 5 個閱讀材料, 2 個測驗
Video6 個視頻
Gentrification and the Divided City (Instructor Video: includes discussion of the exercise for this module)4分鐘
Richard Florida Week 4 Follow-Up- Cohort 17分鐘
Richard Florida Week 4 Follow-Up Cohort 211分鐘
Richard Florida Week 4 Follow-Up Cohort 35分鐘
Richard Florida Week 4 Follow-up - U of T Alumni Edition8分鐘
Reading5 個閱讀材料
Why America's Richest Cities Keep Getting Richer15分鐘
How Expensive Housing is Stifling of Creativity of Cities15分鐘
The Divided City15分鐘
Confronting the New Urban Crisis15分鐘
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Wealth Divides10分鐘
Quiz2 個練習
Pause and Reflect: The Divides and Challenges of Your City10分鐘
The New Urban Crisis10分鐘
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創建者 RSNov 2nd 2017

Great course for gaining a better understanding on what makes cities successful, what their challenges are, and how to compare them from an objective viewpoint.

創建者 TDNov 5th 2017

Thanks Prof. Florida, you really opened my eyes to possibility of relocation as a serious endeavour for my future success and happiness!

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Richard Florida

University Professor and Director of Cities, University of Toronto
Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management

關於 University of Toronto

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto has one of the strongest research and teaching faculties in North America, presenting top students at all levels with an intellectual environment unmatched in depth and breadth on any other Canadian campus. ...

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