TCP7021 : Project 1: Spatial Strategies

Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


To develop competence on practical planning problems to replicate live planning situations.
To develop core skills of problem definition, data collection and analysis, communication, presentation and team work.
To introduce links between planning practice and planning systems and structure.
Presentations of examples of spatial planning projects.

This module provides some ideas and skills for thinking about planning interventions. It introduces some socio-spatial and process ideas on how and why to develop spatial strategies.. You will work in groups on a very intensive project to develop a spatial strategy for your given area of Newcastle or Gateshead. Through attending lectures, workshops and site visits and through working on this strategy, you will have the opportunity to develop these skills and understandings.

Outline Of Syllabus

Week 1: Introduction
Weeks 2-10: Short talks and workshops
Week 11 Workshop/tutorial
Week 12 presentation

*Introduction to module and project
*What Makes a Sound Plan
*Evidence for strategy making
*Policies supporting strategies
*Developing a strategy’s ‘Vision’
*The role and value of design
*Example of a spatial strategy in UK Middlesbrough: Presentation of a strategy + examples of the strategy - & site visit
*Barriers and Bridges to implementation
*Stakeholder Consultation/Public Engagement
*Design in planning
*Finance- where does the money come from? Where does it go?
*Presenting the Vision and the Strategy

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion169:0069:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture121:0012:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyProject work150:0050:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study169:0069:00N/A
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
TCP8937Spatial Strategies
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The practical sessions and project tests in-depth knowledge and skill development in relation to practical planning problems.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise2M30Group work folder
Written exercise2M70Group strategy (15,000 words and poster presentation)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The project tests the ability to understand, analyse and offer solutions to practical planning problems. It also tests the students presentation skills.

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