Monika De Frantz přednáší na katedře sociální geografie a regionálního rozvoje
Monika De Frantz has just joined Charles University as international Visiting Professor in Geography. With a Ph.D. from the European University Institute EUI Florence, she has previously taught at the University of Chicago, University of New Orleans, London School of Economics, Bauhaus University Weimar, EUI Florence, Universities of Vienna and Innsbruck. Her book 'Capital City Cultures' compared the politics of cultural planning, tourism, heritage and urban development in Vienna and Berlin. Her research combines political theories of urban globalisation with case studies of European territorial politics, transnational and multi-level governance, regionalism, ethnic-national minorities and social movements (e.g., new EU Urban Agenda, border areas, Danube and Alps regions). During this term, she will teach two courses in 'Cities, Development and Globalisation' and 'Planning and Governance in Complex Social Spaces' at the Department of Social Geography and Regional Development.
Further information: http://monikadefrantz.wordpress.com/
MZ340P107 Visiting professor A (in SIS system) 2/1 C+Ex 7 credits
Planning and Governance in Complex Social Spaces - Monika De Frantz, Ph.D.
Mon 15:40-18:05, G2 room
Many contemporary problems transcend individual countries or cities, government policies and also the boundaries between state, market and society. Thus ever more complex societal relations challenge the organisation of space and thus pose new tasks for planning and governance. In this course we enquire into various critical and new approaches to social space, planning and governance that aim to respond to global complexity.
MZ340P108 Visiting professor B (in SIS system) 2/1 C+Ex 7 credits
Cities, Development and Globalisation - Monika De Frantz, Ph.D.
Tue 16:30-18:55, Pravá rýsovna (PR) room
As more than half of the world's population live in urban areas, cities shift into the focus of global development - of states, markets, environment, social movements and international cooperation. Fostered by global economic competition and the retreat of states, rapid urbanisation can enhance spatial fragmentation, social exclusion and cultural homogenization. But instead of mere economic agglomerations, cities still offer public spaces where diverse groups meet, contest and create new ideas and relations. The contemporary changes also offer local opportunities for entrepreneurship, civic engagement, and bottom-up politics in global development processes. This course enquires into the role of cities in globalisation, the various claims and strategies for urban development and the ways how cities reflect various scenarios and critiques of development and globalisation.