Urban planners collaborate with a wide range of interest groups to positively influence outcomes in the development of cities and the countryside. These include politicians, communities, property developers, the renewable energy sector, environmentalists, and the public health sectors.
Learn about the historical development of cities, as well as their current complex problems and opportunities. How cities and their surroundings develop is complicated and ever changing. This results in global challenges that impact on people’s health, well-being, and access to essential services such as roads, water, housing, and transportation.
You’ll develop skills that can help you shape the future outcomes of cities across the world. Dundee City itself, together with its surroundings, forms an ideal laboratory.
In Geography you study both social and physical sciences to analyse and understand major challenges facing the world. You will develop creative skills in problem solving, presentation, and communication. Organisations to help them solve problems that they are currently facing.
Our teaching is based on the research carried out in the department and is focused on three broad themes: creating just communities and places, shaping environmental futures, and geospatial and digital methods.
You will cover specialisms within these themes including:
health and well being
geopolitics and power
tourism and globalisation
policing and security
hazards and risk