ADVANCED TOPICS IN URBAN PLANNING
2014/2015, Semester 2
School of Design and Environment (Real Estate)
Modular Credits: 4
The module will provide an in-depth understanding of planning by critical examination of the nature and characteristics of planning theory and practice. There will be a discussion of plan implementation and interaction with the real estate market. The institutional framework for planning, regulatory processes, strategic and local planning, and public participation would be discussed, using case studies in Singapore and other cities. A selection of planning theories will be introduced to provide the background for critical understanding and evaluation of planning practice.
RE2103 Urban Planning
2. I: Are classic planning models successful?
3. II: Are classic planning models successful?
4. Planning as an institution for development: Singapore story
5. I: Urban planning in developing countries
6. II: Urban planning in developing countries
7. Demographic and economic projection, and real estate analysis in urban planning
8. Physical planning
9. Public Participation in developing countries
10. Land use, Zoning and Development Control in developing countries
11. Sustainable Planning
12. Capital Improvement Plan and Fiscal planning
Week 3/4: Population and transportation versus urban forms
Week 5/6: Creative city; presentation of the group project’s program
Week 7/8: Programming, Physical Planning and Public Participation
Week 9/10: Zoning/development control, sustainability & implementation plan
Submission of group proejct report
by 17:00, 11 October 2013 (week 8).
•Tutorials – 10%
•Group project – 40%
•Final open book examination: 50%
RE4490 Selected Topics in Urban Planning and Management
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week