Module Details

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Title URBAN AND REGIONAL REGENERATION
Code ENVS536
Coordinator Dr RJ Dunning
Geography and Planning
R.J.Dunning@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ First Semester 15

Aims

To critically understand the theory and practice of urban and regional regeneration;

To examine the development of urban and regional regeneration policies and their relationship to the changing policy context;

To critically examine the components of regeneration policies and practice, including the role of partnerships and agencies, and skills and management processes;

To critically assess the wide variety of approaches to and policy instrument in urban regeneration that have been developed to date, including area and community based approaches and the benefits / dis-benefits of such approaches;

To reflect on the nature of regeneration issues (including physical / environmental, economic and community) and the different ways in which public policies and programmes are effectively being applied to them at different spatial levels;

To identify and subsequently assess the nature of performance monitoring and evaluation processes for urban regeneration, an d to critique their effectiveness.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Be able to critically reflect on the ways in which urban regeneration policy has developed, how this may differ from previous urban policy interventions and the rationale / ‘drivers’ behind the variety of approaches adopted by the government;

(LO2) Assess the nature and importance of the differing components of regeneration, including financial and human resources, partnerships and agencies, and their relative influence in shaping effective processes of urban and regional regeneration

(LO3) Be able to apply their knowledge to understand the different spatial levels of regeneration policies and how and why such ‘levels’ may be utilized in practice

(LO4) Have a critical understanding of the issues in urban regeneration policy and practice, including the evaluation and impact of regeneration programmes

(S1) Problem solving skills

(S2) Organisational skills

(S3) Communication, listening and questioning respecting others, contributing to discussions, communicating in a foreign language, influencing, presentations


Syllabus

 

The model explores the range of issues and activities related to social, economic and environmental regeneration policies at different spatial levels, including regional, sub-regional and local. The topics include an introduction to the development of urban policy in Britain, the components of a strategic approach to regeneration policies and practice, including institutions and governance, resources and timescales.

Through a series of visits to various regeneration agencies, students will have the opportunity to explore the latest developments in urban regeneration and gain a better understanding of issues in the implementation of regeneration policy programmes.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: Lectures will explore critical thematic and theoretical understandings of urban regeneration, policy making and investment practice.
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 2 - Seminar
Description: The seminars will extend the lecture material and focus on student-led/focused understanding.
Attendance Recorded: Yes


Teaching Schedule

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

10

        30
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 120
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
Seminar Paper There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :First  2,500 words    50       
Three short essay questions (approx 800 words per essay) testing students understanding of theories of regeneration and regeneration policy.  2000-2500 words    50       

Recommended Texts

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