|School||Cardiff School of Planning and Geography|
|External Subject Code||L700|
|Number of Credits||20|
|Language of Delivery||English|
|Module Leader||Professor Kevin Morgan|
This core module introduces students to a range of different perspectives on community regeneration – for example, health, sustainability and social enterprise - defined broadly to cover urban, rural and small-scale neighbourhood communities. Each of these perspectives has its merits, its supporters and its detractors and students are encouraged to critically examine the scope and limits of each one.
This module initially comprises a series of lectures, covering relevant theories and concepts and different approaches to regeneration. These are augmented by guest lecturers, who will provide practitioner and policymaker perspectives. Lectures are also an opportunity for questions and open discussion.
Students then form small project teams in order to conduct a critical evaluation of a regeneration project or approach of their choice. This requires students to interact with a range of public, private and third sector organisations. The team project work is assisted by workshops on the process and support sessions during which teams update on progress and can seek advice.
A one day field visit will assist project groups to gain more practical perspectives on community regeneration.
The project work offers students an opportunity to develop their professional skills (in, for example, interviewing, communication and presentation, problem-solving and boundary spanning).
Group Presentation (25%)
Group Report (50%)
Individual Contribution (25%)
The module begins by surveying different conceptions of what we actually mean by ‘development’. It offers an overview of the leading approaches to regeneration, including the community-based social economy approach; the potential of public procurement; the development of sustainable places; and health and well-being initiatives. The module also provides international comparative perspectives.
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