|School||Cardiff School of Planning and Geography|
|External Subject Code||K400|
|Number of Credits||20|
|Language of Delivery||English|
|Module Leader||Dr Pauline Card|
This module is about cities, planning and markets. It is concerned with the way cities grow and take shape at the interface of markets and government policy. It is divided into two parts. The first part (spatial economic models) examines the dynamics of urban growth and urban changes – how spatial economic patterns emerge, evolve to shape cities and progress through an urban life cycle. It explores the processes by which land and property are allocated to competing uses. It looks at the spatial order that emerges as individuals, households, firms and governments make location and investment choices. It does this by reviewing the principal spatial economic models of the 20th century.
Having considered the complex dynamics of urban system using elements of economic theory, the second part of the module extends that theory to help students understand the purpose and limitations of planning through a mock consultancy project.
Overall, the module investigates the complex relationships between space, planning and markets using contemporary economic and geographical perspectives. It considers the importance of space and location in determining market and planning outcomes.
Firstly, a series of lectures, workshops and computer practicals will introduce students to the theory and techniques of land economy and the planning theory concerning land use and land values. Secondly, a group work consultancy project will provide a stimulating learning environment for reflecting on the real-life practices of planning, while also applying analytical ideas covered in the module.
Type of assessment
Approx. date of Assessment
A two-part essay based on a choice of two weekly assignments
Maximum 1600 words
20 min/ group
Week 11 of the Autumn semester
To satisfy learning outcomes and pass the module, students must achieve a pass mark of 40% (as an overall average between the two assessment elements).
The potential for reassessment in this module
Students who fail the module will be entitled to resubmit for assessment. In the case of the short essays, students will be permitted to amend and resubmit their submission. In the case of the group project, students will be permitted to amend and give another presentation.
Group Presentation - Airport Project
Report On Two Of The Seminar/lab Assignments (2 Pieces Of Short Essays, Up To 800 Words Each)
The above is an indicative background list; specific reading will be given with each topic