Homo urbanus – evolutionary considerations for the city of future
Arts and Society, Cross-Disciplinary Strategies
2019W, Proseminar (PS), 1.0 semester hours, course number S03108
Evolutionary processes have shaped humans perception, cognition and behaviour. Modern cities have little to do with our environment of evolutionary adaptedness. The mismatch between evolved mechanisms and urban life bring about challenges that cannot be met by relying on biological mechanisms, alone. Cultural and technological innovations both allow to find new answers and pose new environmental challenges. Knowledge about the biological foundations of human-environment interactions can provide a basis for designing cities in line with human preferences and demands. We will discuss possibilities how to make cities more humane places.
During the first session, readings will be assigned which will be discussed during the second session.
There will be an oral exam at the end of term.
urban challenges, public space, behavior, mobility, architecture
15 October 2019, 09:00–13:30 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Seminar Room 1
31 October 2019, 09:00–13:30 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Seminar Room 1
16 January 2020, 12:45–17:00 Cross-Disciplinary Strategies - Lecture Room
From 17 September 2019, 10:31 to 15 October 2019, 10:31
Via online registration
Curriculum Allocation and ECTS
co-registration: possible (2.0 ECTS)
Cross-Disciplinary Strategies (Bachelor): Deepening / Application (2.0 ECTS)
Individual courses: possible (2.0 ECTS)