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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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Hong Kong. Wikimedia Commons user: Hankt

Over half of the world's population now lives in towns and cities, and urbanisation is accelerating. Has 8,000 years been enough for the species to adapt to high density and low certainty? Do cities produce distinct types of community? With cases ranging from ancient Sumer and Rome to Mexico City and Hong Kong today, we shall assess the implications for our future.


Course dates

20 May 2016 to 22 May 2016

Course duration

1 weekend(s)

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Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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