Challenges of Planning in the Global South - Focus Africa, 7.5 credits

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Content and teaching methods

The course treats urban and regional planning in the global south with focus on Africa. In order to understand the current situation, various planning strategies are discussed and their relation to development theories. The rapid urbanization and the planning challenges following this are discussed. Rural questions about land ownership and environmental change and the relations between urban and rural areas are considered.

Purpose and learning objectives

After the course the student should be able to.

- demonstrate knowledge of planning strategies in poor countries and the consequences of them.

- discuss future challenges for urban and regional planning in poor countries.

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