TCP8924 : Cities and Change (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2014/15
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Suzanne Speak
  • Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape


Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


This module uses the concept of sustainability as a framework for exploring the changes which are affecting cities of the Global South. It offers an opportunity to explore the role of planning in both creating unsustainable cities and also in mitigating foe the problems of physical, social and economic changeDrawing on empirical research and examples from many countries, the module aims to make the skills and practices of western planning more transferable to a developing countries context for students from both northern and southern countries. The module is particularly suitable for UK and overseas students wishing to engage in planning and urban development in developing countries.

Outline Of Syllabus

Concepts of sustainability
History of change in the Global South
Demographics and population
Economic change
Physical change
Housing and quality of life
Landscape Change
Idealism, Conflict and security
Environmental change

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities

Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion110:0010:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture113:0033:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading113:0033:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study124:0024:00N/A

Jointly Taught With

Code Title
TCP8921Globalisation and Social Justice

Teaching Rationale And Relationship

This is a lecture based module with students being prescribed a minimum of 3 hours reading each week and each student also contributing to a group seminar / presentation of 30 mins to 1 hour

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment

Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1A100Written essay assessment 3000 words

Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The module covers a wide subject area which is too comprehensive to be captured in any one essay. Students are asked to select one area of the syllabus to focus on their essay. The titles set are relevant to, and set a contect for, the follow on semester 2 module Developing Countires - Planning Project TCP8925.

Reading Lists


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