Module title: Planning & Development 2

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV09108
Module leader: Mark Deakin
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Mark Deakin
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and Teaching Methods (including their alignment with learning outcomes)
The module is taught thematically with each lecture providing an oportunity for the student to learn about key issues underlying the development of modern city planning. The lectures begin by setting out the origins of the subject and then move on to the generics of the aesthetics, architecure, design and layout standards undepinning the application of such measures in the development of modern city planning. Each lecture is supported with case study material drawn from the experiences of modern city planning under the city beautiful and garden city movement in the capitals of Europe and North America. The tutorials are used to reflect on these applications and the standards of architectural design they have laid out for the development of modern city planning.

Embedding of Employability/PDP/ Scholarship Skills
The essay shall assess the standards of communication, nous/commonsense and creativity demonstrated in answering the question(s) set.

Assessment (formative and summative)
The assessment is desined to evaluate the student's critical understanding of modern planning and knowledge of how its aesthetics have informed the architecture, design and layout of the city. The assesment is set for week 6 and is supported by tutorial classes and private tution sessions designed to give the students an opportunity to plan their work, receive constructive criticism and act upon the comments received.

Research-teaching Linkages
As an essay exercise the assesment draws from literature found in text books and journal articles on modern city planning and provides an early opportunity for them to use research material of this type.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 137
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 30 1,2,3 6 , WORDS= 1500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 2,3,4,5,6 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The origins of modern city planning, modern city planning in European capital cities, the city beautiful and garden city movements, housing reform under the architecture, design and layout standards of the arts and crafts and industrial schools of modern planning and as developed throughout the nation-states of Europe and North America, the internationalist style and crisis of late modern city architecture, design and layout.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: understand the aesthetic dimensions underlying the architecture, design and layout of the modern city;
LO2: review the city beautiful and garden city models underlying the development of modern planning;
LO3: critically understand the alternative aesthetic, design and layout standards each of the models offers for
the development of modern city planning;
LO4: develop an insight into how the development of modern planning has transformed the architecture,
design and layout of city and personalities who have been key in developing these standards of
modern city planning;
LO5: apply this critical insight to explain the crisis of the 'internationalist style' in modern city planning and
challenges this poses;
LO6: critically reflect on the aesthetics, architecture, design and layout standards underlying the
development of modern city planning.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Planning and Development 2