• SSPL9010
  • National & Regional Planning

  • Credits (ECTS): 5
  • Spatial Planning and Transport

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Module Description

The module explores how economic growth increasingly concentrates in new spatial patterns caused by changes in the geographic distribution of flows of people, goods and information. In addition, the module explores how increasing integration and globalisation of economies have implications for the distribution of economic activities in space and how strategic planning policies respond to this.

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to provide an understanding of economic forces underlying urban development and provide an awareness of Irish and international spatial planning practice and strategic policy making at metropolitan, regional, national and transnational levels.

Indicative Syllabus

Globalisation and urban / regional development
Location theory, urban form and settlement
National spatial planning
Overview of European planning systems
Regional & metropolitan development in Ireland
Regional and metropolitan planning policy and governance; international practice
Strategic infrastructure, transnational networks and urban and regional development
Understanding the cultural, administrative and legal differences in European and international systems
Urban economics and city structure
Urban regeneration and the creative city

ISCED:0731: Architecture & Town Planning
Total Contact Teaching Hours:36
Class Size:40

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