TCP8917 : Regenerating Places

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To develop knowledge about ideas and alternative policy approaches in the field of regeneration (regional, urban and rural). To develop a sound understanding of both the potential and limitations of regeneration policy, as well as the wider socio-economic, political and culture contexts within which such policy is both developed and applied.

This is an individual, project-based module. The framework for the project is relatively flexible but will need to be fully discussed and agreed with the tutor in advance. Projects will need to directly relate to one or more of the underlying themes covered in the lecture programme. But the context used to explore and illustrate these themes can be flexible; students may wish to either stay within the content covered during contact sessions or draw directly on their own experiences/areas of interest.

Outline Of Syllabus

•       Regeneration Policy and Strategy: An Introduction
•       Urban Regeneration on Tyneside – 1920s onwards
•       The Urban Regeneration of East London
•       Urban Renewal and Regeneration in New York
•       Detroit: Urban Renewal and the Motor City
•       Singapore: The Lion City
•       Rural Regeneration: Specific Opportunities and Challenges
•       Localism and Regeneration: How far can people-power take you?
•       Module Content and Learning Review

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion121:0021:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading126:0026:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops83:0024:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery13:003:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study126:0026:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Workshop sessions provide the framework for the development of knowledge, understanding and skills which then needs to be represented within the final report

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M100Individual piece of work around 2000 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The report will test the student’s ability to assemble, critically analyse, synthesise and subsequently present information in a coherent manner, regardless of the subject matter.

Reading Lists