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Module Code: CDE403
Module Title: Governance and Finance of Urban Regeneration
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Urban Planning and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
The module aims to provide students with the basic knowledge of urban economics in order to understand the redevelopment process and the financial mechanisms for pursuing the regeneration of inner city areas. Moreover it provides a framework for understanding the complex governance structure of contemporary regeneration projects and the rationales of different actors involved in the decision-making process.
Learning outcomes 
A. have an understanding of the urban redevelopment process at inner-city locations from the basis of urban economics.

B. have an understanding of the urban redevelopment process at inner-city locations from the basis of urban economics.

C. compare and contrast the different governance landscapes of the Chinese and Western cities

D. Be able to evaluate the major planning instruments, and financing mechanism of regeneration process

E. Be able to evaluate costs and benefit of regeneration projects from an economic point of view

Method of teaching and learning 
The main method of teaching and learning is lecturing which is supplemented with two thematic seminars related to the implementation of the assignments. Moreover tutorials are also available to facilitate students’ learning process and to develop the case report. Students working in group will be in fact asked to analyze an existing case study pointing out its limitations and strengths. During the seminars students will be also introduced to the negotiation methods and will be asked to report the results in front of the class.
When and why we need regeneration (Introduction)

The institutionalist approach and the institutional “thickness”

Basics of urban economics for urban regeneration (3 lectures)

- Pattern of land use and theory of urban structure

- The “transitional zone” and the policies for inner city areas

- The development/redevelopment process: timing, actors, mechanisms

The governance in urban regeneration

Governance landscapes from an international perspective

Seminars – Comparing China and western countries

Urban enterpreneuralism and city branding

Private-public partnership: best practices in Western countries

Finance for urban regeneration

Policy mechanism to level private investments

Seminars – Analyzing and evaluating methods of financing the regeneration
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 22   4  13      111  150 


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

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/6/2020 10:20:57 PM