Skip to 0 minutes and 10 seconds We are living in the urban age.
Skip to 0 minutes and 16 seconds The majority of people on this planet now live and work in cities. Cities are the like the beating heart of our economy. They are places of enterprise, innovation and creativity. But cities are also the sites of many social, cultural and ecological problems. If we want to make our cities more liveable, then we need to ask ourselves what can we do to positively transform our urban way of life?
Skip to 0 minutes and 48 seconds Cities are fantastic. They are full of life and energy. They are complex and diverse. They invigorate and inspire us. On this course, we take you on a journey inside the workings of some of the world’s most dynamic cities.
Skip to 1 minute and 8 seconds We start by exploring how a city’s ethical framework can influence liveability, why ethics is important, and how can we look at cities through an ethical lens. We’ll find out how local governments, businesses and residents are responding to the problems of today, and we’ll look at the new and exciting solutions they are developing.
Skip to 1 minute and 33 seconds Throughout the course you’ll get the chance to learn about the urban research taking place at RMIT University.
Skip to 1 minute and 42 seconds This course will be perfect for those of you already interested in cities. You don’t need any specialist knowledge or expertise. The course is open to students from anywhere in the world. You’ll become part of a community of scholars sharing your views and joining discussions related to the cities around you.
Skip to 2 minutes and 7 seconds By the end of the course, you’ll have a clear understanding of the challenges facing our cities. and how an ethical, principled approach can help resolve them.
Skip to 2 minutes and 18 seconds Join us and be a part of shaping the ethical framework for your city.