Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: CDE301
Module Title: Planning Law and Governance
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Urban Planning and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module aims to extend students understanding of the legal, political and institutional context within which planning operates and the relationships between planners, politicians, interest groups and citizens, and the planner as an expert.

It also seeks to develop knowledge of the developing world’s legal system, the scope of planning legislation and the powers, duties and practice of relevant administrative authorities, land management issues and conflict resolution skills.

Learning outcomes 
A. Recognise and categorise the administrative, legal and political context of planning

B. Critically review and evaluate planning legislation framework and key legislative policy

C. Compare and evaluate planning governance structures, approaches and practices

D. Recognise the power and limitation of planning legislation and governance when tackling urban development challenges

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures combined with tutorials related to practical exercises and discussion of key governance issues, enable the students to explore key governance and planning law ideas and concepts.
Block 1:

Introduction to law and planning law

Legal implications of planning issues from both the developed and developing nations including China

Local government structures

Planning, power and politics

Urban land acquisition law and its social implications, in China and other nations

Planning and building regulations and environmental implications

Development control and enforcement

Block 2

Urban governance challenges

Theory of good governance

Institutional capacity in delivering efficiency in planning

Good governance through conflict management

Interest groups in planning

Best practices in good governance

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 Coursework I 50.00
2 Coursework Ii 50.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/5/2020 5:47:23 PM