Module Details

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title Planning for Housing and Home
Code ENVS635
Coordinator Dr TE Moore
Geography and Planning
Thomas.Moore@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ First Semester 15

Aims

This module aims to understand the relationship between housing, home and planning through social, economic and political processes at the local to international scales. This will be delivered through four objectives:

1. To understand the multi-aspectual nature of dwellings and their relationship with the economy, culture, politics and society
2. To improve students’ skills in critical reading and analysis, with respect to the role and function of housing in society
3. To enhance students' understanding of the historical and socio-political context for contemporary trends in housing policy and research
4. To develop students' awareness of the planning and delivery of alternative methods of housing supply


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will be able to understand the role of housing in society and critically reflect on its links to the economy, culture, politics, and socio-economic issues

(LO2) Students will have practiced and improved skills of critical reading and analysis

(LO3) Students will understand the historic and contemporary context of planning for housing, with respect to key actors and their roles in the system

(LO4) Students will be able to critically reflect on the planning and delivery of alternative methods of housing supply


Syllabus

 

The module will cover topics including:

- Historic and contemporary trends in housing policy and practice
- Theoretical debates around the role and function of different housing tenures and the concept of 'home'
- Current policy and practice regarding planning policy for housing
- International comparisons and case studies regarding alternative mechanisms of planning for housing


Teaching and Learning Strategies

The module will be delivered through a combination of online lectures to introduce key content and face-to-face seminars to incorporate student reflection and enhance independent learning.

All sessions will be attendance monitored.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   4

2

    12

6

24
Timetable (if known)   60 mins X 1 totaling 4
 
         
Private Study 126
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
A 2,500 word essay analysing the links between housing and politics, reflecting on whether and how politics influences housing trends and outcomes. Students may choose historic or contemporary case st  2500 words    50       
A 2,500 word report on mechanisms of delivering housing through planning policies  2500 words    50       

Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.