Module Details

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Title INTERNATIONAL PLANNING STUDIES
Code ENVS378
Coordinator Dr OJ Sykes
Geography and Planning
Olivier.Sykes@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2020-21 Level 6 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Aims

1)       To provide an understanding of the purposes, principles and methods of comparative planning study and the potential and challenges of cross-national comparison and learning 2)       To develop an awareness of the ‘context-dependent’ nature of planning as an activity embedded in different national, cultural, political and spatial settings 3)       To consider the different  traditions of ‘planning in Europe’ 4)       To understand the context of ‘planning for Europe’ as regards the competence of the EU   to influence matters relating to spatial planning and territorial development, and the impact of European programmes and initiatives on spatial planning in EU member states 5)       To explore the principles and practices of spatial planning in global regions outside Euro pe e.g. Asia, Africa and America 6)       To consider how planning systems in different countries address selected contemporary global planning challenges e.g. climate change, poverty, economic development, transport, housing To provide an opportunity for students to visit another country to see how in practice another planning system addresses key planning issues


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) The purposes of undertaking comparative planning study and the value of cross-national comparison and learning

(LO2) The context-dependent nature of planning as an activity embedded in different national, cultural, political and spatial settings

(LO3) The different traditions of ‘planning in Europe’;

(LO4) The influence that European Union planning policies and programmes have on planning practice in different EU member states (‘planning ‘for’ Europe);

(LO5) The principles and practices of spatial planning in global regions outside Europe e.g. Asia, Africa and America

(LO6) How planning systems in different countries address selected contemporary global planning challenges

(LO7) Awareness of the global agenda for planning (climate change goals; UN Sustainable Development Goals; Urban Agenda)

(S1) Adaptability

(S2) Teamwork

(S3) Global perspectives demonstrate international perspectives as professionals/citizens; locate, discuss, analyse, evaluate information from international sources; consider issues from a variety of cultural perspectives, consider ethical and social responsibility issues in international settings; value diversity of language and culture

(S4) Team (group) working respecting others, co-operating, negotiating / persuading, awareness of interdependence with others

(S5) Problem solving/ critical thinking/ creativity analysing facts and situations and applying creative thinking to develop appropriate solutions.

(S6) Literacy application of literacy, ability to produce clear, structured written work and oral literacy - including listening and questioning

(S7) Positive attitude/ self-confidence A 'can-do' approach, a readiness to take part and contribute; openness to new ideas and the drive to make these happen

(S8) Self-management readiness to accept responsibility (i.e. leadership), flexibility, resilience, self-starting, initiative, integrity, willingness to take risks, appropriate assertiveness, time management, readiness to improve own performance based on feedback/reflective learning

(S9) International awareness

(S10) Communication skills

(S11) Organisational skills

(S12) Ethical awareness

(S13) Leadership


Syllabus

 

1.     The purposes, principles and methods of comparative planning study  2.     The potential and challenges of cross-national comparison and learning  3.     The ‘context-dependent’ nature of planning as an activity embedded in different national, cultural, political and spatial settings  4.     The different  traditions of ‘planning in Europe’  5.     The context of ‘planning for Europe’ and the impact of European programmes and initiatives on spatial planning 6.     The principles and practices of spatial planning in global regions outside Europe 7.    The emergence of a global agenda for planning - the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Urban Agenda


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: Lecture
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 2 - Student-led seminars
Description: Seminars
Attendance Recorded: Yes


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 20

2

        22
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 128
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
European Spatial Planning Report There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Second  2,500 words    50       
Comparative Planning Group Report There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Second  approx. 1,500 words     50       

Recommended Texts

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