Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Planetary Urbanisation: Global Challenges in a Changing World

University College Dublin

This online course focused on planetary urbanisation. The course covered topics including historic and contemporary trends in urbanisation; challenges of housing, public health and wellbeing, and examined what our future cities might look like and the role of technology within them.

5 weeks, 3 hours per week


Associate Professor Niamh Moore-Cherry

Associate Professor, UCD School of Geography

University College Dublin


Learning outcomes

  • Discuss important urban challenges facing societies globally in the 21st century
  • Explain ‘planetary urbanisation’ and articulate how it differs from historic forms of urbanisation
  • Identify planetary urbanisation in action in their “home city”
  • Compare how urban experiences are differentiated across space and time
  • Demonstrate the value, and appreciate the importance, of intercultural learning


  • Urbanisation - differential geographies
  • Historic forms of urbanisation and their key influences
  • Planetary urbanisation and its links to debates on sustainability
  • Contemporary urban challenges
  • Differential meanings and impacts of the global urban housing crisis
  • Issues of health and well-being in large and dense cities
  • Issues of crime, security and social control in cities
  • Future cities as smart, resilient and sustainable
  • Role of technology in shaping cities of the future

Issued on 17th January 2022

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Free online course:

Planetary Urbanisation: Global Challenges in a Changing World

University College Dublin