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 2021-22 Level 6 FHEQ Second Semester 30

Aims

Students successfully completing the course will be able to demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of:

1) the purposes, value, principles, methods, and potential challenges of pursuing international planning studies

2) the context-dependent nature of planning as an activity embedded in different national, cultural, political and spatial settings and the issues involved in processes of policy transfer

3) how different systems and traditions of spatial planning might be characterised

4) the rise of a global agenda for planning through the emergence of global planning challenges and the work of the UN and other agencies

5) how transnational, supranational and cross-boundary contexts influence spatial planning and territorial development for example in the European Union (EU)

6) how planning systems in different countries address selected contemporary planning challenges


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Awareness of the purposes, principles, methods, and potential challenges of pursuing international planning studies

(LO2) Understanding of the context-dependent nature of planning as an activity embedded in different national, cultural, political and spatial settings and the issues involved in processes of policy transfer

(LO3) Understanding of how different systems and traditions of spatial planning might be characterised

(LO4) Awareness of the rise of a global agenda for planning through the emergence of global planning challenges and the work of the UN and other agencies (climate change goals; UN Sustainable Development Goals; Urban Agenda)

(LO5) Awareness of how transnational, supranational and cross-boundary contexts influence spatial planning and territorial development

(LO6) Knowledge of how planning systems in different countries address selected contemporary planning challenges

(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, value, principles, methods, and potential challenges of pursuing international planning studies

2) the context-dependent nature of planning as an activity embedded in different national, cultural, political and spatial settings and the issues involved in processes of policy transfer

3) how different systems and traditions of spatial planning might be characterised

4) the rise of a global agenda for planning through the emergence of global planning challenges and the work of the UN and other agencies

5) how transnational, supranational and cross-boundary contexts influence spatial planning and territorial development for example in the European Union (EU)

6) how planning systems in different countries address selected contemporary planning challenges


Teaching and Learning Strategies

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

Teaching Method 2 - Tutorial
Description: Tutorial
Attendance: Optional

Teaching Method 3 - Field Study

Attendance Recorded: Yes


Teaching Schedule

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

      30

  50
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 248
TOTAL HOURS 298

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
Comparative Global Planning Agenda Group Report There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Seco  approx. 1,500 words     30       
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    35       
Field Study Article There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Second  -2500 words    35       

Recommended Texts

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