30 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module encourages students to develop critical perspectives on how contemporary planning operates. It seeks to challenge their assumptions about why and how we plan, to deepen their knowledge of different socio-cultural contexts, and equips them with understanding that furthers their ability to operate effectively in the future workplace. The module includes presentations by practitioners: professionals, politicians, developers, conservationists, community activists; and `live debates' on major contemporary planning issues. The students are encouraged to develop their own perspective within a wider `comparative planning methodology' that involves exercises examining cultures of planning in Europe, North America and Asia.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students on TRPU105

Staff Contact: Dr Lee Crookes
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study, Debates (8 hours), supervisons (15 hours)
Assessment: Course work

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