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Module Code: CDE101
Module Title: Issues and practice of planning in China I
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Urban Planning and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module is intended to provide students with an impression of the range and variety of issues that are currently of concern to planners and the planning field. It reviews past, recent and continuing developments activity in China. The objectives of this module are to give students: a fundamental understanding of nature of cities, urban growth, and urbanisation, a critical insight into the emerging issues and their impact on demographic, social, economic and environmental change.
Learning outcomes 
A. Comprehend urban planning development in China and its main limitations

B. Explain the nature of urbanization and its main impacts

C. Summarize the principal issues of concern to planners today and critically review the existing approach/practices.
Method of teaching and learning 
Teaching and learning of this module is organised in three stages of ability building: knowing, interpretation, and critical thinking.

Lectures and tutorials will be given at the first stage to facilitate students comprehensive understanding of urban development and contemporary planning issues in China. Seminars at the second stage will assess student’s learning outcome of the first stage and their ability to interpret the nature of urbanisation and its consequences through evaluation of literature. Tutorials and discussion at the third stage will consolidate the learning outcomes in the first two stages and lead to a summary and critical review of existing approach/ practices.

Formative assessments are organised to develop relevant abilities and study skills. Group work and peer review of individual work are arranged to form a learning community and self-help learning culture.
Lectures, seminars and tutorials are combined and orgnised by three learning blocks

Block 1-Knowing:

Urban development in China after 1949; inner city redevelopment and conservation; New town development; Peri-urban development; Migrant workers and housing; Landless farmers and livelihood

Block 2-Interpreting:

Urbanisation in China and Chinese cities; sustainable urbanisation; Financing urban development; urban-rural division; land, entitlements and livelihood; urban village (chengzhongcun) development;

Block 3-Critical view:

Inner city redevelopment and its impacts;

New development, its impacts and sustainability;

Inequality, urban poverty and policy for the urban poor;

Housing policy

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 12  9  18      111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Individual Project 65.00
2 Group Work 35.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/7/2020 3:40:53 AM