Engaging Society for Spatial Transformat

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2022/23
Vaknaam Engaging Society for Spatial Transformat
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Engaging Society for Spatial Transformation
Leerdoelen The course provides insights how to understand and analyze collective citizenship from different theoretical perspectives, and how to work as a planner with societal energy in different roles, in the context of spatial transformation.
After successfully completing the course, students will be able to:

1. Knowledge and Understanding
• Explain issues in specific administrative and social contexts by acquiring knowledge on the spatial changes in neighbourhoods, cities and regions and their significance for society and sustainability (place analysis).
• Contribute actively to knowledge development (theories, concepts and methods) from a societal and planning perspective focusing on the human factor.

2. Applying Knowledge and Understanding
• Apply own academic research designs in specific cases and stakeholder settings by employing gained knowledge on the forces that shape places

3. Forming Judgements
• Examine the (inter)subjective nature of spatial planning in potential solutions, especially by using power, justice, diversity and human capacity perspectives.
• Critically assess analyses, spatial representations and visualizations, research strategies and planning interventions proposed by others

4. Communication
• Present ideas and findings both in oral and written form and through different means of digital and face-to face communication, adjusted to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

5. Learning Skills
• Debate and reflect on a repertoire of planning roles to facilitate multi-stakeholder settings, mediating between various opinions, interests and values.
Omschrijving We see the emergence of citizens and entrepreneurs who collectively take the lead in spatial transformation in the context of place-based development. Examples are initiatives in revitalizing of public space, self-governance in energy production, food, health-care or landscape maintenance, or fostering social cohesion in neighbourhoods and other meaningful everyday places.
The course:
1) provides insight in theoretical perspectives on citizen’s engagement based on concepts such as transformation, transition, leadership, participation and collective action.
2) analyzes the engagement of society in spaces of interaction and the changing roles of spatial planning, resulting in coalitions and institutional arrangements.
3) pays specific attention to the (inter)subjective aspects of planning (motives and values).
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm Excursions, Guest lectures, Lectures, Practicals
Toetsvorm Group assignments digital, Individual assignments digital, Oral presentation
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. L.G. Horlings
Docent(en) Guest lecturers ,prof. dr. L.G. Horlings ,Dr. E. Puerari
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Students have to use a minimum amount of articles from the reading list for the assignment, besides articles they can choose themselves.
Links to articles will be uploaded on Brightspace, so are available on line.
Obligatory reading list provided via Brightspace online.
Entreevoorwaarden Bachelor Spatial Planning and Design or other relevant Bachelor
Opmerkingen This course is only open for master students of SSP and ReMa.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Society, Sustainability and Planning  (Basic programme Society, Sustainability and Planning) 1 semester I b verplicht
MSc Spatial Sciences (research)  (Optional thematic courses (GERMTTO) year 1 and 2 Spatial Sciences) - semester I b keuze