The aim of this course is to enable students to generate visionary and imaginative responses to spatial planning challenges, which are realistic and derive from substantial investigation and analysis of relevant data and other evidence.
By the end of the course, participants should be able to:
■ Articulate the concept and practice of spatial planning, its difference from land use planning, and its application at a range of spatial scales.
■ State the case for and against spatial planning, and particular forms of spatial planning.
■ Assess and evaluate contemporary debates in planning theory and practice.
■ Debate the relationship between built form and patterns of movement.
■ Prepare coherent and integrated strategies that take account of relevant institutional frameworks and combine creative direction for the future with credible means of implementation.
■ Apply a variety of techniques that aid spatial analysis and help develop spatial strategies.
■ Demonstrate that planning and development decisions have differing impacts on different people, and develop the capacity to identify and explain these impacts so that they can be properly taken into account in decision-making.
■ Examine and assess the linkages between the use, management and development of built and natural environment are used and managed.
■ Evaluate the nature and roles of different organisations and institutions, both in framing and implementing spatial strategies.
■ Coherently articulate a spatial planning strategy using a range of media including graphic representation.