This course integrates regional development and spatial planning concerns in an international context. It brings together two disciplines and addresses the challenges of building capacity for analysis, strategy and policy making.
The course is a joint initiative involving staff based in the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS), the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology and the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape.
The Regional Development and Spatial Planning course offers a distinctive integration of regional development and spatial planning not found at other institutions elsewhere in the UK. It has an international focus and outlook and includes conceptual, practical and policy content. There is an emphasis on links between theory, policy and practice.
Our teaching and learning strategy is seminar based, combining a mixture of sessions led by full-time staff and programme participants. We use interactive and participant focused teaching methods, including:
- discussion of taught and read material
- individual and group projects
- case study analyses
- practical projects
- external practitioner speakers
This course is taught in dedicated Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) seminar and meeting rooms.