Population Geography


Nikola Sander





The course explores the causes and consequences of demographic change at the local and regional level in Germany, Europe and around the globe. Essential to understanding demographic change is the study of people’s demographic behaviour, such as birth, death, migration, and health. The course introduces these demographic events, and explores how remote sensing and GIS data can be linked with demographic data to determine the ways in which demographic change varies across space. This includes placing dynamic individual behaviour in a socio-spatial context by linking individual survey data with remotely sensed/GIS data that characterises the local environment. Amongst the specific socio-spatial questions discussed are aspects of demographic change like population growth and decline, migration, ageing and inequalities in cities and regions.