Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for
participation in the module
Students must have a bachelor degree in surveying, planning and
land management or urban, energy and environmental planning or
geography or programmes with similar content.
Content, progress and pedagogy of the
Having carried out the course module, the students
- must have knowledge and understanding of theories, ideas and
norms of spatial planning, management and governance, from rational
to postmodern perspectives.
- must have understanding of the role of power, interests,
democracy, participation and knowledge in spatial policy, planning
- must have understanding of the role of cultures, institutions
and discourses in spatial policy, planning and governance.
- must have knowledge of theories of territorial policy
integration, networking and governance across sectors and
- must be able to apply theories and models of urban and rural
planning, governance and land management in order to facilitate
- must be able to analyse and assess spatial policy, planning and
governance in relation to sustainability, power and democracy.
- must be able to analyse and assess the practices and roles of
different actors and networks in spatial policy, planning and
governance, ranging from government-lead top-down activities to
stakeholder and bottom-up citizen involvement activities.
- must be able to manage spatial policy, planning and governance
as a complex and relational technical, political, administrative
and socio-cultural process.
- must be able to combine and integrate theoretical discussions
with practical challenges, across both disciplines and
- must be able to advice, manage, facilitate and develop spatial
policy, planning and governance settings and processes in
cooperation and networks across disciplines, sectors and
Type of instruction
Lectures, workshops, seminars, assignments, presentations.
|Name of exam||Spatial Planning and Governance|
|Type of exam|
Active participation and/or written assignment
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||Stated in the framework