- Introduction to planning theory
- Typologies of planning theory
- Urban form theory
- Diversity, justice and urban form
- Rational and Systems Theories
- Communicative Planning
- Justification for planning: Modernism and postmodernism
- Marxism and the market in planning
- Control in planning
- Radical planning
- The theory of Foucault
- Post-modern planning theories
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Resources and Links
- Printable format materials
This subject is a prerequisite for another subject and must be taken prior to URP650 Planning Masters Dissertation.
No special requirements
This subject develops an understanding of planning theories, critically examines past and present trends in planning theories and investigates the links between theory and practice exploring the scope for new planning theories.
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- Assignment 1 - Term paper proposal (20%)
- Assignment 2 - Online discussion (40%)
- Assignment 3 - Final term paper (40%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject