Postgraduate Course: Strategic Spatial Vision Project (ARHW11037)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||THIS COURSE IS OWNED AND ADMINISTERED BY HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY.
This course is designed to give you skills and knowledge of the complex factors that need be evaluated when planning the development of a strategic area or region. You will be required to critically study a selected area in depth, to develop a vision for this area and put forward alternative development policies.
Strategic Spatial Vision Project will cover the following content:
The meaning and scope of spatial visions and strategies, including their aims and rationale.
The core principles in relation to the form and content of spatial visions and strategies.
The notion of the city region as a locus for spatial visions and strategies.
The national and international policy context for spatial visions and strategies at city region level.
The relationship between housing markets, local economies, the role of town centres, and transport and accessibility issues, with respect to spatial visions and strategies at city region level.
The application of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) to spatial visions and strategies.
The development of policies to implement the spatial strategies.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Fieldwork Hours 15,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 3,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Strategic Spatial Planning Vision Presentation: This will comprise a group project and presentations based on the Edinburgh City Region. Assignment submission deadline 26th October 2017 (This assignment forms 40% of the overall mark.)
Individual Alternative Strategic Policies Report: Assignment submission deadline 11th December 2017 (This assignment forms 60% of the overall mark).
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Generate visionary and imaginative responses to spatial planning challenges which are realistic and derive from substantial investigation and analysis of relevant data and other evidence.
- Understand the relationship between policy-making and implementation, market processes, built form and development patterns.
- Evaluate the economic, social and environmental implications of alternative development strategies.
- Use effective research and appraisal skills presenting data and information to support your argument.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Soledad Garcia Ferrari
Tel: (0131 6)50 5689
|Course secretary||Miss Remi Jankeviciute
Tel: (0131 6)51 5773