|School||Cardiff School of Planning and Geography|
|External Subject Code||K490|
|Number of Credits||20|
|Language of Delivery||English|
|Module Leader||Dr Gareth Enticott|
How is evidence used in the governance of people and places? What counts as evidence? And why are some forms used more than others? These questions are the basis to this module which introduces students to the concept of evidence based policy and how it applies to urban and rural planning. The module examines the nature of policy making, the role of evidence, and how changes to local and national government institutions have resulted in different styles of policy making. The theories and issues covered in the lectures are brought together in a field study visit to Copenhagen, Denmark where students will learn to critically examine and use different forms of evidence to evaluate the notion of the liveable city.
Lectures, workshops and a field study visit to Copehagen (Denmark).
Type of assessment
Approx. date of Assessment
Briefing on Forms of Evidence
March 10th 2015
Report on FSV.
May 1st 2015
The potential for reassessment in this module
Students are permitted to be reassessed in a module which they have failed, in line with the course regulations. The reassessment will usually take place during the summer.
Report On Planning In A European Destination
Topics covered in the lectures include:
Field study visit to Copenhagen
Indicative Reading and Resource List:
Ashworth, R., G. Boyne, et al., Eds. (2010). Public Service Improvement: Theories and Evidence. Oxford, Oxford University Press.
Houghton, M. (1997). "Performance indicators in town planning: much ado about nothing?" Local Government Studies 23(2): 1-13.
Nutley, S., I. Walter, et al. (2007). Using Evidence. How research can inform public services. Bristol, Policy Press.
Young, K., et al. (2002). "Social Science and the Evidence-based Policy Movement." Social Policy and Society 1(03): 215-224.