20 Credits SPRING



Aims/Description: The module provides an introduction to planning theory and practice, exploring arguments for and against spatial planning and the rationale for state intervention into land and property development and introducing key principles of planning law and practice. The first part of the module covers key debates on the purposes of planning, the historical development of planning as a state activity and the current structure of national, regional and local government. The central part of the module introduces key aspects of the English planning system and key debates about its role and purpose. The final third of the module explores its application to issues of contemporary concern.

Staff Contact: Mr Peter Bibby
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

Notes: Must be taken for accreditation by the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Urban Studies and Planning):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK