Learning outcomes

Student makes a presentation at the Summer School.

Student makes a presentation at the Summer School.

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the summer school, students will be able:

  • To explain the challenges of water issues in regional, metropolitan and urban environments and resilience of urban environments in relation to climate change
  • To make connections between the planning and design of built environments in relation to the challenges above
  • To elaborate spatial plans and design using the complexity of spatial planning and strategy-making in relation to water issues
  • To discuss the possible roles planning and design professionals might have in the practice
  • To connect issues of governance, participation and democracy to spatial plan-making and design
  • To take general steps in spatial plan and strategy-making, using clear methods and tools associated with each step
  • To explain the role of technology in urban development considering climate change and its role as boundary spanner
  • To connect learning and doing through practical interactive exercises

Students must be able to answer the following questions upon delivery of their final spatial strategy:

  • How does your strategy and design address the three essential dimensions of sustainability? (social, economic and environmental?)
  • How does your strategy and design engage and attribute clear roles to the three big groups of stakeholders in a governance arrangement? (civic society, the public sector and the private sector?)
  • What values underline your strategy and design?
  • What does your strategy and design achieve in terms of spatial justice?
  • What does your strategy and design achieve in terms of right to the city?
  • How does your strategy and design cater for the needs of vulnerable groups (disabled, the elderly, children, minorities)
  • How do you use policies, zoning, economic investment and participation in your strategy and design?

 

The full programme of the Summer School 2016 is available HERE.

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