Planning Practice and Research
This information is for the 2016/17 session.
Dr Nancy Holman STC315b and Dr Alan Mace STC315a
This course is compulsory on the MSc in Regional And Urban Planning Studies. This course is available on the MPhil/PhD in Regional and Urban Planning Studies and MSc in Urban Policy (LSE and Sciences Po). This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
The aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the
current planning issues faced by practitioners and their policy responses. This
will begin with an introduction to the planning context of London and an
overview of the British planning system. This will be followed by weekly
sessions with invited speakers involved in planning practice and research. They
will be engaged in relevant current research or be practicing planners or
policy-makers from central or local government, research agencies or
consultancy. The content will consist of a series of guided walks, lectures and
seminars covering issues of current concern and debate within urban and regional
policy and planning.
15 hours of lectures in the MT. 15 hours of lectures in the LT.
There will normally be 25 hours of lectures and seminars, mainly from visiting speakers, plus three study trips. These will take place throughout the year.
There is no Assessment in this course but the content will be relevant to the assessed courses in the MSc Regional and Urban Planning Studies Programme.
Department: Geography & Environment
Total students 2015/16: 38
Average class size 2015/16: Unavailable
Controlled access 2015/16: No
Lecture capture used 2015/16: Yes (LT)
Personal development skills
- Problem solving
- Commercial awareness
- Specialist skills