Postgraduate Course: Spatial Planning (ARHW11038)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|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 aims to develop a critical understanding of:
Spatial planning agendas
Sectoral and spatial policy frameworks at national, strategic and local levels
Legal and ethical frameworks
Spatial planning agendas
Development Management issues
Relationships between land and property and planning, including development rights and property rights
This course will cover the following content:
Reasons for planning
Urbanisation and Urban development
Development and property rights
Globalisation and urban transitions
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 40,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 3,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||There is one summative assessment for this course: an essay of no more than 4,500 words discussing the necessary criteria for an effective spatial planning system, using examples to illustrate these.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Critical knowledge of the principles of planning policy and its implementation and management, including the role of values in formulating, interpreting, implementing and challenging planning decisions, and interpreting and applying the legal and policy frameworks.
- Understanding of how planning policy is developed, implemented and reviewed, from the strategic to the local spatial scale and the importance of time in the planning and development process.
- Appreciation of the various planning challenges facing rapidly urbanising countries
- Understanding of the role of the professional planner in relation to other built environment professions and stakeholders; ethical frameworks in planning practice, including codes of professional conduct; and rights, equal opportunities and diversity in planning practice
- Ability to synthesise and balance competing perspectives in decision making, and to develop and apply skills of dispute resolution and consensus building.
|Cullingworth, B, Nadin, V, Hart, T, Davoudi, S, Pendlebury, J, Vigar, G, Webb, D, & Townshend, T 2014, Town And Country Planning In The UK. [Ebook], n.p.: Hoboken, N.J. : Taylor and Francis, 2014|
(Recently updated and comprehensive coverage of the statutory planning system in the UK.)
Gilg A (2005) Planning in Britain: understanding and evaluating the post-war system, Sage, London.
(Comprehensive analysis and evaluation of UK planning system since 1947. )
Hall P and Tewdwr-Jones (2010) Urban and Regional Planning 5th Edition Routledge
(Good section on EU and selected international examples)
Rydin (2011) The Purpose Of Planning: Creating Sustainable Towns And Cities, n.p.: Polity P., 2011.,
(Good introductory text to the planning system, focusing on policy and practice.)
Tewdwr-Jones M (2002) The Planning Polity: planning, government and the policy process, Routledge, London.
(Explores relationship between the statutory planning system, the broader political context for planning in the UK, and ideological perspectives.)
Ward, S. (2004) Planning and Urban Change, Sage, London
(History of the development of planning thought and practice, particularly good if read in conjunction with Gilg (2005).)
|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