Postgraduate | CUR-URP530-2023
Planning Theory and Context
Draw on lessons from the past as you consider the state of planning theory in the present.Incorporate theories from Foucault and Marx. Spot the broad trends that characterise the planning field. Use theoretical thinking to solve a practical problem.
Prior study needed
- 29 May 2023,
- 27 Nov 2023
About this subject
What you'll learn
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- explain how planning theories and urban theories shape and inform contemporary planning practice
- contextualise and explain the historical development of the central ideas and practices associated with the field of urban planning
- critically analyse the role of the planner and urban planning practice within broader social, political and global contexts
- apply theory to analyse and address emerging planning challenges
- Justifications for planning
- Theories of Urban Form and Structure
- Utopian Planning
- Rational Planning
- Communicative Planning
- Justice in Planning
- Critical perspectives
- The environment and planning
- Postcolonial, settler colonialism and Southern theory
- Planning futures
- Unit review
This subject was previously known asPlanning Theory and Methodology.
Develop an understanding of the relationship between planning theories and practice, critically examine past and present trends in planning theories and practice, and investigate the links between theory and practice by exploring contemporary issues and case studies in urban and regional planning.
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- Case Study (35%)
- Portfolio (30%)
- eTest (35%)
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- Equipment requirements - Audio / Video Conferencing
- Software requirements - Standard Media. Web links. Embedded multimedia.
- Other requirements - Essential Textbook. Online Assessment. Printable format materials. Resources & Links.
What to study next?
Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees
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