Who is this class for: This is class is for anyone who wants to better appreciate the trends shaping our cities and communities today and how the places we live shape our lives.


Created by:  University of Toronto

  • Richard Florida

    Taught by:  Richard Florida, University Professor and Director of Cities, University of Toronto

    Martin Prosperity Institute, Rotman School of Management
LevelBeginner
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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4.9 stars
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Coursework
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Each course is like an interactive textbook, featuring pre-recorded videos, quizzes and projects.

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University of Toronto
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Ratings and Reviews
Rated 4.9 out of 5 of 8 ratings

Great course based on the premise of the central role cities are occupying in today's society and their increasing importance for the future. The course also discusses the problems that today's cities are facing. The coursework invites participants to really get to know their own cities, be analytical of their strong and weak points and finally challenges students into an exercise of choosing the best cities for them.

The course examples seem slightly biased towards North American cities, so this would be a point to be addressed in future iterations. Finally, would be interesting to adapt the Place Finder tool for different demographics, since several steps within are only suitable for adult professionals.