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Beginner Level

Approx. 18 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Why Cities Matter

7 videos (Total 36 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
What The City and You is About & How It Will Benefit You (Instructor Video)3m
Why Cities Matter (Instructor Video)8m
Richard Florida Week 1 Follow-up - Cohort 16m
Richard Florida Week 1 Follow-up - Cohort 23m
Richard Florida Week 1 Follow-up - Cohort 34m
Richard Florida Week 1 Follow-up - U of T Alumni Edition9m
6 readings
Course Syllabus15m
Why Cities Matter10m
What Makes for a Great City10m
Triumph of the City15m
Jane Jacobs - Who Changed the Way We Think About Cities15m
Optional Activity: Living Atlas10m
2 practice exercises
Pause and Reflect: Should You Stay or Move?10m
Why Cities Matter10m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

A World of Cities

6 videos (Total 41 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Opportunities & Challenges of Global Cities (Instructor Video: includes discussion of the exercise for this week)4m
Richard Florida Week 2 Follow-up - Cohort 17m
Richard Florida Week 2 Follow-up - Cohort 25m
Richard Florida Week 2 Follow-up - Cohort 34m
Richard Florida Week 2 Follow-up - U of T Alumni Edition9m
6 readings
The World is Spiky15m
Planet of Cities10m
Urbanization Without Growth10m
The Problem of Global Slums10m
Why Cities Matter in the Developing World10m
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Population Density Map10m
2 practice exercises
Pause and Reflect: Tell Us about Your Global City10m
A World of Cities12m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

The Creative City

7 videos (Total 44 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Technology, Talent and Tolerance in the Creative City (Instructor Video)7m
How Cities Spur Creativity (Instructor Video: includes discussion of the exercise for this week)4m
Richard Florida Week 3 Follow-up- Cohort 17m
Richard Florida Week 3 Follow-up- Cohort 24m
Richard Florida Week 3 Follow-up- Cohort 32m
Richard Florida Week 3 Follow-up - U of T Alumni Edition8m
6 readings
Creativity and Cities10m
Global Startup Cities10m
The Urban Tech Revolution10m
The Geography of Innovation10m
Optional Activity - UNESCO Creative Cities Network15m
Innovation10m
2 practice exercises
Pause and Reflect: Your Creative City10m
On the Creative City10m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

The New Urban Crisis

6 videos (Total 47 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Gentrification and the Divided City (Instructor Video: includes discussion of the exercise for this module)4m
Richard Florida Week 4 Follow-Up- Cohort 17m
Richard Florida Week 4 Follow-Up Cohort 211m
Richard Florida Week 4 Follow-Up Cohort 35m
Richard Florida Week 4 Follow-up - U of T Alumni Edition8m
5 readings
Why America's Richest Cities Keep Getting Richer15m
How Expensive Housing is Stifling of Creativity of Cities15m
The Divided City15m
Confronting the New Urban Crisis15m
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Wealth Divides10m
2 practice exercises
Pause and Reflect: The Divides and Challenges of Your City10m
The New Urban Crisis10m
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Top reviews from The City and You: Find Your Best Place

By 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.

By 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!

Instructor

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Richard Florida

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

About University of Toronto

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is one of the world’s leading universities, renowned for its excellence in teaching, research, innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as its impact on economic prosperity and social well-being around the globe. ...

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