|School||Cardiff School of Planning and Geography|
|External Subject Code||K400|
|Number of Credits||20|
|Language of Delivery||English|
|Module Leader||Dr Peter Feindt|
The purpose of this module is to provide a theoretically informed base from which to analyse the nature and variety of forms of governance that characterise eco and low carbon developments around the world. It does so by examining conceptual approaches to governance – the interactions between public and private sectors and citizens – in the delivery of eco-development policy. The module explores: the role of key actors, contrasts top-down and bottom-up forms of governance for eco-developments, and assesses how key actors shape the nature of development of eco and low carbon cities and how they construct notions of environmentally friendly development.
The module will be delivered by a combination of:
Lectures and seminars are supplemented by Powerpoint presentations (slides are copied and made available) and handouts. Key readings that are used in teaching sessions will be available in Learning Central before the session in which they are to be discussed. During seminars you may be required to lead a discussion and you will always have to contribute to debate/discussion.
Academic/subject specific skills
Essay - 100%
Students are permitted to be reassessed (usually once) in a module which they have failed, in line with course regulations. The reassessment will usually take place during the summer
The module will cover: critical perspectives on governance and urban development, and the nature of governance in different settings (for example, Europe and Asia). This will provide the basis for exploring how citizens, governments and economic actors interact to construct ideas (e.g. through the use of indicators) of eco-city development. The module will then go on to explore how these actors deliver a range of eco-developments, and how bundles of technologies (e.g. for transport) and design can become labeled as ‘eco’ and why the label eco matters in the development process. The module will conclude by assessing how different models of governance can best deliver eco-city development.
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Baeumler A, Ijjasz-Vasquez E and MehndirattaS(2012a) Overview: Sustainable Low Carbon Cities in China: Why it matters and what can be done, in Baeumler A et al (eds) Sustainable Low-Carbon City Development in China, The World Bank
Beatley, Timothy (ED) (2012) Green cities of Europe : global lessons on green urbanism, Washington, DC : Island Press
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hunsuke and Shinji Kaneko (2009) Chinese economic development and the environment, Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
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Morrison-Saunders, Angus and Howitt R (2013) Sustainability assessment: pluralism, practice and progress , Alan Bond, London ; New York :Routledge, c2013.
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Caprotti, F (2014) Critical research on eco-cities? A walk through the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City, China, Cities, Vol 36, pp10-17