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Bachelor programme in Urban and Regional Planning Faculty of Architecture (Yıldız Technical University)
(AESOP, 2023) Dabović, Tijana; Perić, Ana; Fikfak, Alenka
The BSc in Urban and Regional Planning delivered at the Yildiz Technical University is distinctive in its focus on theoretical and methodological courses, interdisciplinarity and regional science. It brings together the following aspects of quality in planning education: Programme Curriculum and Identity - A blend of substantive planning courses and courses focused on communicative and strategic spatial planning constitute the three main pillars of the curriculum: knowledge, skills for professional competencies, and values and ethics, making the latter a crucial component of the curriculum. - Focus on contemporary research areas in urban and regional planning enable students to understand, research and apply their knowledge, skills and attitudes to solve complex problems and recognise and enable future opportunities in cities and regions. - Progression from mainly compulsory courses in the 1st year towards more elective ones on the final year stimulates the progression in student’s responsibility for their education and future professional engagement in urban and regional planning. - An excellent balance and exposure to theoretical, methodological and policy-based courses delivered by a highly qualified teaching team engaged in public services, visiting professors from a well-established global network, stakeholders and practitioners foster the intentional distinctiveness of the programme to integrate planning theory with practice while safeguarding professional ethics.
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Master in Architecture and Urbanism - Spatial Planning Module (Czech Technical University in Prague)
(AESOP, 2023) Perić, Ana; Silva, Paulo; Dabović, Tijana; Cotella, Giancarlo
The Master Programme in Architecture and Urbanism - Spatial Planning Module delivered at the Czech Technical University in Prague enriches students’ knowledge in the field of regional policy and development, geography and social ecology, and skills in applied statistics, spatial analytics, ICT and GIS. In this way, the Module provides the students of the study programme Architecture and Urbanism an added value, extending their professional capabilities to the field of spatial planning. Additionally, it brings together the following aspects of quality in planning education: Programme Curriculum and Identity: - Acknowledgement of professional ethics through applied approach (e.g., studio course occasionally attended by real-world stakeholders). - A cross-disciplinary approach, seen not only in the structure of the courses offered in the Module but also in collaboration with experts in complementary fields from other universities. - A comprehensive yet well-interlinked and content-coordinated system of subjects.
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Master in City and Regional Planning (Polytechnic University of Madrid)
(AESOP, 2023) Galland, Daniel; Fikfak, Alenka; Chettiparamb, Angelique
The MSc in City and Regional Planning delivered at the Polytechnic University of Madrid is distinctive in its focus on theoretical and methodological courses, interdisciplinarity and regional science. It brings together the following aspects of quality in planning education: Programme Curriculum and Identity - A compelling blend of compulsory and elective courses focused on contemporary research areas in urban studies and regional planning. The programme combines practice and research, including direct participatory approaches of different stakeholders, citizens and other experts. An excellent balance of theoretical, methodological and policy-based courses delivered by a highly qualified teaching team concerning the interdisciplinary character of the programme. - Practical exposure to contemporary socio-spatial challenges across the five main modules of the curriculum: basis in urban planning, professional research, thematic intensification, and master thesis dissertation. - Fostering awareness about global change, its relevance and implications on different spatial scales, from local to regional and beyond. - Excellent transfer of knowledge supported by project-based learning methodology to develop analytical, critical and interpretive thinking through studio-based courses. The structure of courses and leaders’ profiles supports the multidisciplinary approach of PBL methodology based on balanced practice and research tasks.
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Master in Urban and Regional Planning (Norwegian University of Life Sciences - NMBU)
(AESOP, 2023-07-31) Maidment, Christopher; Dabović, Tijana; Galland, Daniel; Chettiparamb, Angelique
The programme curriculum offers three main progressions – scales, topics and ethics –, the development of which are clearly articulated through a coherent course structure: - Rooted in landscape and land use planning and land consolidation alongside the Norwegian legislation and public administration, programme branches from compulsory knowledge related to project management, place making, local development to comprehensive land use planning, urban, landscape, regional and strategic planning. - Progression of skills and competences related to procedural and substantive theories and methods in planning, but also to interdisciplinary collaboration. From the main focus on land use and spatial planning, the programme offers a large spectrum of optional courses around the following 5 tracks: Planning, landscape and public health; Global development and sustainability; Property development; Organisation, project management and finance; and Environment/climate/nature/management/ecology. - Progression of professional and academic ethical considerations and engagement of planners in practice and in research: from the planner’s role in mediating/communicating knowledge about the impacts of spatial interventions to key decision-makers to the planner’s role in defending the ethical choices (related to sustainability, climate change, social justice and resilience) in a specific planning practice. The progression of professional ethics in is undertaken to consider the specific Nordic, but also agnostic/general market and regulative driving forces and planning system(s). - International mobility, including recruiting international staff and students, is perceived as a significant mechanism for increased quality and competence in education, research, innovation and multicultural understanding. It fosters collaboration within leading international research and education environments and a variety of institutional measures are in place to support it.
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Quality of Space – Quality of Life Planning for Urban Needs of diverse timeframes
(AESOP, 2011) Mironoviks, I.; Antunes, F.; Moutinho, M.
The urban quality is a challenge and an actual issue for urbanists but also for researchers. One of urbanism aims is giving quality to the space and, with that or by it, the opportunity to people achieve quality of life. But work about quality is not a simple task because the sense of quality varies in time and space, by culture, by educational and economic backgrounds etc…. The advantage to could bring, in the same space, young professionals and researchers from different countries of Europe to debate the sense of urban quality meant we to take the challenge to coordinate the European Urban Summer Scholl of 2011. The preparation of EUSS’11 started late in time and the course only occur on last week of September, with all problems that it could bring because coincides with the beginning of master and PhD courses where young professionals were enrolled had begun. But beside a few inscriptions (about 20) we take the risk and organize the EUSS’11 with collaboration of two municipalities – Odivelas and Sintra – that provide us the “ground” and all needed information to work the discussed theories and give solutions to improve the space quality and with it the opportunity of life quality for users.