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Module Code: CDE405
Module Title: Politics, Society and Participation
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 a theoretical and practical understanding of politics, urban policy and decision-making mechanisms which impact on urban planning, in particular the process of urban regeneration. The module aims to give students a good understanding of the theories of politics, public policy and community participation, and train them to apply these theories to urban regeneration policy making and project implementation.
Learning outcomes 
A. Critically relate and explain the importance of politics and public policy in community development/urban regeneration

B. Report how policies are made and what factors influence policy decisions

C. Summarize the natures of interest group politics; the structure of political systems both in China and abroad; and contemporary urban regeneration/community development policy and related legislations, and relate their trajectory

D. Account for the diverse values of communities and the theories of public participation

E. Devise systems of public engagement and community capacity building in urban planning and design

F. Reconstruct the trajectory of urban regeneration policy

Method of teaching and learning 
The method of teaching will be lectures, seminars and tutorials. The seminars will be opportunities for students to have input on topics related to this module. Some guidance will be given to students beforehand to structure these seminars but students will takes turns to lead and foster discussion amongst their colleagues and lecturers. Where possible, experts in the areas of discussion will be invited to attend. Tutorials will be offered to review lecture content, to provide question and answer sessions, as well as to help students prepare for coursework.
Topics include:

A. Theories of politics and regeneration

B. Public engagement and capacity building

C. Theories of public participation

D. Community engagement in practice (China and international cases)

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 10  20  12      98  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Participation 10.00
2 Essay 20.00
3 Presentation 30.00
4 Final Report 40.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 8/10/2020 4:34:00 AM