This is a core course for students in the Master's Programme in Urban and Regional Planning, 120 HECs. The course is open for students on the third semester of the Master's Programme in Human Geography, 120 HECs, and the Master's Programme in Globalization, Environment and Social Change, 120 HECs.

Learning objectives

- critically analyze planning practices from a social science perspective.
- argue for how planning practice is related to different institutional and geographical conditions.
- present and discuss planning practices in cities and regions in a comparative international perspective.

Course facts

Course coordinator: Peter Schmitt.
Course code: KG7231.
Cycle: Second Cycle.
Main field of study: Urban and Regional Planning.
Language of instruction: English.
Pace percentage: 100%.
Course start: Autumn Semester.
Semester period: B.
Module sharing: No.
Special eligibility requirements: Bachelor degree incl. 90 HECs in Urban and Regional Planning or Human Geography, or accepted to a master programme in Urban and Regional Planning, Human Geography or Globalization, Environment and Social Change, and English B.
Selection: Higher Education Credits (up to 270).
Application: First semester students on the Master's Programme in Urban and Regional Planning, 120 HECs, are registered by automatic procedure. Other master students in the Department of Human Geography should contact the Department Students Office no later than April 15.

Detailed information, including grading criteria, is provided at the course introduction and via the learning platform Athena. Syllabus, reading list and schedule are published below. When the syllabus is revised, this is done at least one month before the last application date. The reading list is usually revised before each course instance and this is done at least two months before the course starts. The schedule is available here no later than one month before the course starts, but minor schedule adjustments can be made later.