30 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module draws together skills and knowledge gained during the first semester and applies these to the specific problem of planning for an area of Sheffield. The module will use an in-depth project to explore the problems and potential of a site in inner Sheffield. In doing so, the project will develop skills and knowledge in policy making and evaluation, design and property financing. The over-riding objective of this module is not to view each of these three topics as separate, but to understand the inter-connected nature of these topics in order to respond to complex urban problems in an innovative and sensitive manner. Through this module you will develop skills and knowledge in policy appraisal and formulation, analysis of sites and urban areas, urban design and financial and development appraisal. These skills and forms of knowledge will be drawn together in the form of a site-specific planning brief and design-sketch scheme, a financial appraisal and a design report. The module will also develop presentational skills and inter-disciplinary working. The overall aim of the module is to develop knowledge and skills acquired in the first semester of the programme through their application to an actual planning problem by drawing together three critical themes: policy-making and evaluation, design and property financing.

Restrictions on availability: Only available on TRPT106, TRPT116 and TRPT126

Staff Contact: LU XIA
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Notes: Part of a programme of study accredited 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