Module Details

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Title CONTEMPORARY TOWN PLANNING
Code ENVS152
Coordinator Dr G Abrahams
Geography and Planning
G.Abrahams@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 4 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Aims

Extend understanding of the form and operation of planning systems at the local level; 
To provide practical experience of surveying, analysis and policy relevance for planning purposes; 
To develop skills in group working, written and graphic presentation.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Be conversant with the process of plan preparation at the local scale and aware of current issues and debates in local planning practice

(LO2) Be able to undertake simple local planning surveys, gather secondary data, present, analyse and interpret their findings and formulate simple plans for the development of small areas.

(LO3) Be able to work in a group and to present their work using written and graphic methods.  

(S1) Problem solving skills

(S2) Teamwork

(S3) Organisational skills

(S4) Communication skills


Syllabus

 

The module builds upon ENVS110 ‘Town and Country Planning: An Introduction’ to provide a more detailed understanding of current planning issues and practice, involving case-based active-learning through group work.
Each group would typically be required to:

Establish and review current national, regional and local planning policies relevant to the study area;

Survey the area and prepare reports and maps analysing: existing land use and development potential; access and mobility; local environmental, social and economic issues;

Consider existing proposals within a specific area;

Prepare proposals for a specific urban area including land use change and the development, redevelopment, conversion and protection of buildings; environmental protection and enhancement; infrastructure and movement.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Hybrid Delivery, with social distancing on campus.

All lectures will be available via VLE and delivered asynchronusly. Asychronus activities will be supported by a combination of site/field trips and F2F virtual tutorials in small groups.

Online replacements for site visits will be provided where conditions mean these are not possible.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   11

      7

3

21
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 129
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
Group Project Report There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Second  5,000 words    60       
Individual Poster      40       

Recommended Texts

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