Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: CDE206
Module Title: Projecting and managing urban futures
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Urban Planning and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
The aim of this module is to provide students with the theoretical foundation and skills required to predict, invent and plan for urban futures.
Learning outcomes 
A. explain demographic dynamics and produce population forecasts

B. show how key demographic and social data can be used to understand places, and in the production of future forecasts

C. assess the likely impact on future development of strategic plans and ‘vision’ documents

D. understand future plans in terms of their wider impact on human development

Method of teaching and learning 
The module is taught through lectures and tutorials. Some tutorials are in computer labs to support understanding and manipulation of data.

*Should the University decide to cancel or postpone the field trip due to unforeseen environmental and/or political circumstances, the Department will either plan an appropriate substitute activity to meet the intended learning outcomes of the trip or make necessary arrangements to organise the trip at a later time, as appropriate.

The course is taught in two sections.

Block 1 Focuses on quantitative methods of predicting futures and the manipulation of census data.

Block 2 Focuses on the qualitative production of strategic plans and the philosophical contexts through which they might be understood.

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 Group Work 50.00

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