GY454 Half Unit
Urban Policy and Planning
This information is for the 2018/19 session.
Dr Nancy Holman S315b and Dr Alan Mace S315a
This course is compulsory on the MSc in Regional And Urban Planning Studies and MSc in Urban Policy (LSE and Sciences Po). This course is available on the MPA Dual Degree (LSE and Columbia), MPA Dual Degree (LSE and Hertie), MPA Dual Degree (LSE and NUS), MPA Dual Degree (LSE and Sciences Po), MPA Dual Degree (LSE and Tokyo), MPA in International Development, MPA in Public Policy and Management, MPA in Public and Economic Policy, MPA in Public and Social Policy, MPA in Social Impact and Master of Public Administration. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
The number of students that can be accommodated is limited. If the course is over-subscribed, places will be allocated at the Department’s discretion and a waiting list may be created. For further details, please contact your relevant Programme Coordinator.
Students must have completed Social and Political Aspects of Regional and Urban Planning (GY448).
The course provides a synthesised approach to the analysis of urban policy-making and plan formulation. It will explore the way in which economic, political and social forces interact to effect policy approaches in different spatial settings. We will cover urban regeneration policy and community development as they relate to neighbourhood planning. The aim is also to gain an understanding of the causes of similarity and difference in policy approaches. Students will undertake a group research project based on a London neighbourhood including an assessment of local planning policy.
18 hours of lectures and 10 hours and 30 minutes of seminars in the LT.
Students will be expected to produce 1 essay in the LT.
Urban Task Force, Urban Renaissance;DETR, Our Towns and Cities: The future; R Atkinson ; G Moon, Urban Policy in Britain; P Hall ; C Ward, Sociable Cities; E Blakely ; M Snyder, Fortress America;D Judd ; S Fainstein, The Tourist City; J Mannigan, Fantasy City;T Hall ; P Hubbard, The Entrepreneurial City.
Essay (80%, 4000 words).
Presentation (20%) in the LT.
A 4,000 word essay linked to the London neighbourhood planning project.
A group presentation and short film based on the London neighbourhood planning project.
Student performance results
(2014/15 - 2016/17 combined)
|Classification||% of students|
Department: Geography & Environment
Total students 2017/18: 37
Average class size 2017/18: 12
Controlled access 2017/18: Yes
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills
- Specialist skills
Course survey results
(2014/15 combined)1 = "best" score, 5 = "worst" score
The scores below are average responses.
Response rate: 89%
Reading list (Q2.1)
Course satisfied (Q2.4)