TCP2025 : Researching Local Economies
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Neil Adrian Powe
- Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
Gain an understanding of the working of local economies and how they can be better understood through research.
With a planning focus, this module provides an applied introduction to the working of location economies, with particular references to housing, labour and retail. In the case of these three sectors of the local economy, the relevant ‘markets’ will be described, where the factors affecting them in terms of market and policy forces will be considered. In order to better understand these markets, statistical and geographical methods will be introduced and practical examples considered. There will be an emphasis throughout on project work and the use of secondary and map data, where the applied work focuses on “what a planner might do” to better understand and shape local economies.
Outline Of Syllabus
o Housing (definition of housing markets; determinant of housing demand; planning policy; and its influence over housing supply)
o Labour (definition of labour markets; segmented labour markets; forces shaping labour markets and their impacts)
o Retail (catchments; influences on performance and assessing performance; planning for retail and planning for retail “need”)
o Availability and use of secondary data sources
o Basic statistical analysis and its use investigating local economies.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||54:00||54:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||10||1:00||10:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||54:00||54:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||10||2:00||20:00||Seminar|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||8||1:00||8:00||Cluster based workshop|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||54:00||54:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Two assessments to cover the range of material. Project work reflects the research nature of the modules
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Report||2||M||50||Project Work - Report 1 2,500 words|
|Report||2||M||50||Project Work - Report 2 2,500 words|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
This is an applied module giving hands on experience of using data to explore local economies.