TCP8920 : Globalisation and Social Justice: Project

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To consider both the practical and theoretical roles of planning in the socially, economically and environmentally sustainable development of cities in developing countries.

To develop the capacity to critically analyse urban development in situation which the student is not familiar with.

To challenge students to rethink their perceptions and understanding of the process of globalisation in a rapidly developing country

The module offers an opportunity to explore the relationship between globalization, urban planning and social justice in the context of a specific developing country through group and individual project work. It involves a combination of lectures with project work. It offers the opportunity to test the transferability of skills and practices learned in the first semester to a developing countries context. The module is particularly suitable for UK and overseas students wishing to engage in planning and urban development in developing countries. The example of India will be used to illustrate some of the issues, drawing on staff research, with additional discussions of other countries

Outline Of Syllabus

Introduction to the module and topics for study.
Introduction to planning in developing countries
Urban planning in India.
Initial student presentations of their chosen topic.
Tutorials for student presentations
Tutorials for project work

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion140:0040:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture122:0024:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading130:0030:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops16:006:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures convey broad knowledge and information in preparation for considering issues in new or different context.
Project work allows students to explore planning issues in different institutional and cultural contexts.
Seminars assist in preparation of individual submission and enable discussion for peer-to-peer learning.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M1003000 words
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Poster2MPoster presentation
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Report demonstrates student’s ability to focus on one specific aspect of planning in another country and identify, acquire, analyse and utilise data gained during lectures and field trip.

Reading Lists