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課程概述

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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RS

Nov 02, 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.

TD

Nov 05, 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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1 - The City and You: Find Your Best Place 的 22 個評論(共 22 個)

創建者 PRATIKSHA D

Jun 18, 2019

Learn a lot from sessions.

創建者 楊勝傑

May 23, 2019

It provides tips to decide the place you want to live,and gives you the knowledge of the new urban revival and new urban crisis.Also leads you collect data and summarize a conclusion.

創建者 Naylinn H

Feb 25, 2019

Good to pay attention to this course: however, I expect more than what the course is giving. :)

Thank you Richard Florida....

創建者 Nehmat S

Feb 17, 2019

The course helped me build a better understanding about which cities in general. There is a lot one can learn from this course.

創建者 Xà Q C

Jan 22, 2019

very professional struction

創建者 Silva Y

Oct 23, 2018

Enjoyed the topics.. very engaging presenter.. hope he offers more courses here

創建者 Brenda S

Jun 19, 2018

Enjoyable and insightful, with lots of good readings. I would recommend it.

創建者 Filipe S

Apr 02, 2018

Insights, Insights, and Great Insights!

One of the best classes I have taken online, it really gave me a valuable set of tools and insights to make decisions about my next move in life.

Worthy every minute I spent!

創建者 Giannis R

Mar 26, 2018

I really enjoyed the course. There were really interesting concepts to learn about and it also forced you to reflect more seriously on which city you should choose for yourself. Professor Florida is also really good at explaining and presenting. Where there is space for improvement. The readings could be more comprehensive. Some were articles that really didn't offer that much. And secondly I think the course could really go deeper into the topics presented. I felt that it was more of an general overview.

Still a valuable course to do if you are thinking about cities. It is worth the time.

創建者 yaroslav

Feb 22, 2018

The topic is interesting, though slightly misleading - the answer about your search about the place in city is not very clear. A lot of factual information - the course is very thourough. The tone is rather pessimistic and almost all readings are by the same author. Minor technical issue - I listened to the course in headphones and the sound was not very loud. All in all - a lot of interesting info, issues and problems about big megacities, no more, no less.

創建者 Marcelo R

Feb 05, 2018

Excellent content, cutting edge issues and inspiring! Great added value for thinking and discussions around my work.

創建者 Carlos F

Jan 08, 2018

I loved it. Very good to keep track of the current conversation on cities. Thank you guys!

創建者 Sangita K

Dec 20, 2017

Very useful and informative!

創建者 Eva L

Nov 06, 2017

Really enjoyed the course!

創建者 Trent D

Nov 05, 2017

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

創建者 Sun W Y

Nov 05, 2017

I really enjoyed taking this course and thinking about my city.

創建者 John A S

Nov 02, 2017

Thank you for a most enlightening program and helping me confirm that the best place for me is right here at home in Toronto!

創建者 R D S

Nov 02, 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 Dianne H

Oct 31, 2017

Excellent course!

Dr. Florida engages you through video introductions and thoughtful readings to consider more fully the role that cities play. It was very eye-opening to realize how spiky the world is and how much our choice of city impacts every aspect of our lives. Highly recommended.

創建者 Horacio S B G

Oct 30, 2017

I really enjoyed this course

創建者 Douglas B

Oct 24, 2017

The City and You: Find Your Best Place taught by Professor Richard Florida of the University of Toronto is excellent and outstanding. It is one of the best courses I have ever taken. I learned so very much from Professor Richard Florida. He and the course increased my abilities to think critically on a comparative level about all the cities in the world. This critical thinking skill will definitely help me in all of my future endeavours. The factual information that I have learned about cities from Professor Richard Florida is invaluable. I give this course my highest recommendation. Kudos to Professor Richard Florida for putting The City and You: Find Your Best Place course together. It is an outstanding achievement!!

創建者 Mihnea T

Oct 12, 2017

Great course based on the premise of the central role cities are occupying in today's society and their increasing importance for the future. The course also discusses the problems that today's cities are facing. The coursework invites participants to really get to know their own cities, be analytical of their strong and weak points and finally challenges students into an exercise of choosing the best cities for them.

The course examples seem slightly biased towards North American cities, so this would be a point to be addressed in future iterations. Finally, would be interesting to adapt the Place Finder tool for different demographics, since several steps within are only suitable for adult professionals.