Module Details

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Title SPATIAL PLANNING CHALLENGES
Code ENVS411
Coordinator Prof TB Fischer
Geography and Planning
Fischer@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2018-19 Level 7 FHEQ First Semester 15

Aims

This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the conflicts facing planners in trying to deliver sustainable development. It is a module which looks at policy issues and responses at a variety of different spatial scales. Five main objectives are identified:

1. To introduce students to the range of social and economic issues that face contemporary society in relation to accessing basic needs including, housing, employment and transport;

2. To introduce students to the need for planning to protect our natural resources from development pressures (including landscape, biodiversity, water, energy, waste, etc.);

3. To introduce the concept of sustainable development with the need to balance social, economic and environmental concerns;

4. To develop the idea that contemporary problems are often rooted in past decisions;

5. To introduce students to the range of planning policy responses designed to address these competing interests.


Learning Outcomes

1. demonstrate an understanding of the many faceted competing uses and demands placed on planners trying to deliver sustainable development;

2. demonstrate the way that different issues concern different groups in different spatial locations;

3. demonstrate the different planning interventions designed to improve people''s quality of life.


Syllabus

 
Week
 
Session
1
 
Introduction to Module;
Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development (Prof Thomas Fischer)
2
 
Spatial Strategies and Planning for Housing
(Dr Alex Nurse)
3
 
Climate Change and Demographic Change – the case of impact assessment
(Prof Thomas Fischer)
4
 
Field Visit to Manchester : Prof Thomas Fischer and Dr Gareth Abrahams
- Student presentations
5
 
Sustainable Economic Development, the UK experience (Dr Alex Lord)
6
 
Planning and Environmentally Sustainable Development
(Dr Sarah Clement)
7
 
Planning and Managing Change in the Countryside
(Prof Dave Shaw)
8
 
Green Infrastructure and Health
 
9
 
1000-1300: Student Presentations
10
 
Mari ne Planning
(Sue Kidd )
11
 
Planning for Sustainable Transport
Prof Thomas Fischer

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lecture - Lectures, guest lectures and 5 formative reading tasks (using VITAL)

Field Work - Field trip to Manchester


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 24
Lectures, guest lectures and 5 formative reading tasks (using VITAL)
      8
Field trip to Manchester
  32
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 118
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
Coursework  2500 words  week 12  80  Yes  Standard UoL penalty applies  Course Essay 
Coursework  10 Minute Presentati  weeks 4 and 9 (either on field  20  Yes  Standard UoL penalty applies  Individual Presentation Notes (applying to all assessments) - none 

Recommended Texts

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

The comprehensive electronic reading list is arranged around topics covered in the lecture.  The reading sources are recommended but certain texts will be emphasised at the end of lectures where appropriate.