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Module Code: CDE102
Module Title: Contemporary Planning Practice in Western Europe and the North America
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Urban Planning and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module aims at making students conversant with the European and the US contemporary planning systems. The module is designed to provide experiences of current planning issues and practices, and stimulate a comparative approach through lectures, discussions and presentation.
Learning outcomes 
A. describe the key elements of contemporary planning systems in Europe and the US.

B. grasp the challenges and the policy options of contemporary European and US planning practice;

C. demonstrate familiarity with the social and environmental issues arising from different planning contexts together with the contemporary challenges of planning (governance, sustainable local development, public participation, etc.);

D. demonstrate a developing critical approach to western planning practices and the capability to compare cases from different socio-institutional and economic contexts.

Method of teaching and learning 
The module seeks to provide a varied learning experience, combining lectures, tutorials and discussion. Students are required to complete two exams on Western Europe and US planning content respectively. The assessments will examine their writing and articulating ability in the Europe and the US contemporary issues.


Part 1: Urban development and spatial planning in Europe; Planning system and practice in different European countries; city marketing, tourism, mega-events and shrinking cities in Europe

Part 2: Urban development and suburbanization, institutionalized and legal framework of planning, growth management and urban renewal in North America

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26     13      111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Essay 50.00
2 Essay 50.00

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