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Module Code: CDE310
Module Title: International Planning Studies
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Urban Planning and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module aims for making students conversant with the urban planning, social and environmental issues of the developing world. It also involves relevant practices in developed regions to allow case study and comparative learning. The module exposes students to theory and practice of planning, implementation challenges and political dimensions of planning. Students’ understanding of the subject will be broadened through case studies, national and international site visits, lectures, discussions and presentation.
Learning outcomes 
Students completing the module successfully should:

A. Evaluate current international urban development initiatives critically.

B. Understand the roles of planning policies for sustainable urban growth.

C. Gain a comprehensive understanding of planning issues in the developing world.

D. Critically assess these urban problems, understand the contemporary urban policies and offer their own reflection on the subject.
Method of teaching and learning 
The module seeks to provide a varied learning experience that focuses on both knowledge and practice. The teaching and learning strategy combines lectures, tutorials, seminars and a virtual international feild trip. Case studies, group discussions and presentations will encourage active learning and teamwork.
The syllabus consists of two parts of teaching and learning activities.

Part 1: focuses on delivery and discussion of essential knowledge and concepts, with various topics that emphasize the prevailing urban challenges and problems, planning strategies and policy limitations in the developing regions. These topics mainly include globalization, urbanization, sustainable urban form, land and housing, slums and inequality, environmental issues, disaster and safety, plan and policy implementation and institutional factors to urban success and failure.

Part 2: involves an international field trip that address the various topics discussed in Part 1 in a case study manner and encourage active learning with a number of preparation and assessment activities, e.g. site visits, observation, presentation, discussion and so on.
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 18  17  2  6    107  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Essay 60.00
2 Essay 40.00

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