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Urban & Regional Development


Within this concentration there is a wide variety of courses addressing the dynamics of urban growth, global economy and development processes of regions, with special emphasis on the development in China and Pacific-Asia. Through lectures, tutorials, organized field trips, as well as the use of both local and international case studies, students examine the spatial organization of cities, the world spatial economy, behaviours of individual agents, and collective choice in the form of urban physical planning. Courses within this concentration also emphasize on the understanding of the effects of urban development, such as transport, housing, welfare and the location and relocation of economic activities in space. On a regional scale, students are also exposed to the different forces that contribute to development, including the world economy, the cultural dimension, population growth and regional development policies. Development issues including the role of women, the informal sector, squatters, non-renewable resources, the rural economy and regional cooperation are addressed in courses within this concentration.

Courses in this category:
GRMD 1003 Understanding China through Cultural Landscape
GRMD 1301 Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta
GRMD 2303 Urban Geography #
GRMD 2321 Economic Geography #
GRMD 3301 Geography of China *
GRMD 3302 Population and Migration #
GRMD 3304 Cultural Geography
GRMD 3305 Transport Geography
GRMD 3323 Urban and Regional Planning
GRMD 4301 Hong Kong Geographical Issues
GRMD 4302 Urban Planning Workshop

*: Required course

#: Students must take at least one course in this category.




1. Please refer to the CUHK Undergraduate Student Handbook for course description and prerequisite conditions of some courses.

2. Some courses may not be offered every year. Please check the Registration and Examinations Section of CUHK for courses offered in current year.