Module title: Planning and Development 3

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

Module code: BSV09118
Module leader: Mark Deakin
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying
Prerequisites

None

2018/9, Trimester 2, 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 opportunity for the student to learn about key issues underlying the development of contemporary planning. The lectures begin by setting out the origins of the Urban Reniassence and move on to the generics of their partnership approach to planning and development (Learning Outcome 1, 2, & 3). Each lecture is supported with case study material drawn from the experiences of modern city planning under the partnering frameworks for building better cities, community planning and sustainable development The tutorials are used to reflect on the application of such planning and development instruments and policy underpinning sustainable urban regeneration (Learning Outcome 4, 5 & 6).

Embedding of Employability/PDP/ Scholarship Skills
The module shall assess the standards of communication, nous/commonsense, creativity and problem solving skills needed to answer the questions contemporary planning and development poses and required by the student to demostrate such competency.

Assessment (formative and summative)
The formative component of the assessment shall be conducted as a report writing exercise on aspects of the Urban Renaissance and National Planning Framework currently in place to deliver on the commitment towards Building Better Cities. The formative (Coursework) component of the assessment shall address Learning Outcomes 1-3. The summative assessment shall take the form of a 3 hour exam.. This shall assess Learning Outcomes 4-6.

Research-teaching Linkages
The module draws from literature found in text books and journal articles on modern city planning and provides an early opportunity for students to use research material of this type. Much of the material has been written by the module leader and published as text books and journal papers.

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 48
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 12
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Independent Learning Guided independent study 113
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 30 1, 2 & 3 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 4.5 & 6 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Contemporary planning and development urban renaissance, national planning frameworks, building better cities, community planning and sustainable development, urban regeneration, sustainable communities.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: critically reflect on the logic of contemporary planning and development emerging under the Urban Renaissance;
LO2: accurately assess how national planning frameworks provide the basis for building better cities;
LO3: evaluate the role community planning and sustainable development play in building better cities;;
LO4: evaluate how the framework for city-wide community planning and sustainable development
is mainstreamed through urban regeneration policy;
LO5: demonstrate how the community-based approach to sustainable urban regeneration is developing as a city-wide framework for closing the gap between the prosperous and deprived;
LO6: based on best evidence, verify how sustainable urban regeneration is being used as a framework to transform the fortunes of communities.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Planning and Development 3