Planning Practices in Cities and Regions, 7.5 credits

About the course

Purpose and learning objectives

Upon completion of this course you are expected to be able to critical study and analyse planning practices from different theoretical perspectives and present and discuss planning practices i cities and regions in an comparative and international perspective.

Content and teaching methods

This course focuses on planning practices in cities and region in an international comparative perspective, partly through meetings with invited planning actors. To that end planning and policy agendas, institutional structures and normative concepts (such as sustainability, polycentricity, infills and territorial cohesion) and its applications will be analysed. Moreover, the external challenges and the response to these are dealt with, for example climate change, economic development, migration and social segregation. Invited planning actors share and analyse management and roles in the planning process and how they consider the above mentioned challenges, institutional structures and various policy objectives.

The course involves lecturers, seminars and exercises.

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