Course module - URBAN AND REGIONAL POLICY & POLITICS
Code : PLAN20172 (PLAN20171) Credit rating: 20 Semester : 2
1. To provide an introduction to the evolution of urban and regional policies in England, with particular regard to the implications for spatial planning;
2. to stimulate thinking about the formulation, implementation and resultant impacts of urban and regional policy initiatives, and to begin to consider the ways in which policy-makers might seek to re-formulate policies in light of these;
3. to begin to consider the role of political and institutional change in shaping the nature and form of urban and regional policies; and
4. to explore current issues surrounding contemporary policies which impinge upon cities and regions.
Objectives (Learning Outcomes)
On completion of this unit, successful students will be able to:
1. demonstrate core knowledge of the key features and impacts of recent urban and regional policies in England; and
2. show an understanding of the relationship between urban and regional policy developments and changing economic, social and political circumstances.
Exam 2 hours 80%
Group project 20%
Open to Year 1 and 2 students
The course unit will comprise a series of lectures covering the main elements of urban and regional policy, augmented by a group practical project.
Monday(s) - 2.00-4.00pm
The course unit will comprise 14 two-hour lectures and two one-hour seminars per student.
Cochrane, A. (2007) Understanding urban policy: a critical approach, Oxford: Blackwell
Imrie, R. and Raco, M. (2003) Urban renaissance? New Labour, community and urban policy, Bristol: The Policy Press
Bradbury, J. and Mawson, J. (eds.) (2006) Devolution and regionalism, London: Routledge