This module aims to introduce students to sustainable rural planning policies and practices. It aims to further develop an understanding of this subject in relationship with regional and urban development processes, environmental management and landscape conservation and governance.
A. demonstrate a basic understanding of rural planning policies and practices and their implications on territorial sustainability;
B. relate rural planning with regional and urban development processes, environmental management and landscape conservation and governance;
C. demonstrate comprehension of how sustainability thinking (e.g. planning strategies, methods, tools, theories, etc.) can be applied in rural planning practice;
D. clearly distinguish the policy, management and design implications of rural planning;
E. prepare integrated and sustainable rural planning proposals;
F. communicate sustainability ideas applied to rural planning to a wider audience.
The module seeks to provide a varied learning experience with an emphasis on both knowledge and skills development. It combines lectures, tutorials and field work. The main purpose of the module is knowledge dissemination; however, there is also some emphasis on the development of analytical and group working skills through the tutorial sessions and research skills.
*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.