Planning Theory

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2019/20
Vaknaam Planning Theory
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Planning Theory
Leerdoelen The aim of the planning theory course is to gain more in-depth knowledge of the theoretical background of planning in such a way that the student can identify suitable existing planning and decision-making models for issues at hand. The student will also be able to picture a planning issue within a theoretical frame, through which an approach and its consequences can be deducted.
Omschrijving This course starts with current and on-going planning theoretical discussions, seen in the light of philosophical critique and general scientific abstractions. These abstractions are amongst others obtained from theories such as systems theory, complexity theory, critical theory, social constructivism and discourse theory. This confrontation will bring us the basic arguments upon which planning is built. It will help us understand and critically reflect on current decision-making models, such as the classic technical rational approaches, contingency approaches, scenario approaches, the late modern communicative approaches in planning, the so-called models for complex decision-making and transition management. This will give us substantial depth in understanding how planning and decision-making works. As such, we want to support decision-making processes in planning through object-oriented and inter-subjective analysis in complex and very complex situations. The result is an advanced tool box to cope with simple, complex and very complex planning issues, both linear and non-linear, to tackle these issues in a thorough way, and to help us to make use of and design planning and decision-making models for particular situations.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm Lectures
(10-12 lectures of 2 hrs each)
Toetsvorm Examination with multiple choice questions digital, Examination with open questions digital, Group assignments
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. G. de Roo
Docent(en) prof. dr. G. de Roo
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
On the Planning Crisis: Systems Analysis of the ‘First and Second Generation’, Bedriftsekonomen, Nr. 8, pp. 390-396.
Available through Nestor.
H. Ritter (1972)
Environmental Planning in the Netherlands, Too Good to be True. Available through Nestor, Chapter 4 G. de Roo (2003)
Planning Theory, Palgrave, Houndsmill. Ph. Allemendinger (2017) ca. €  45,00
Being or Becoming? That is the Question! Confronting Complexity with Contemporary Planning Theory, in: A Planner’s Encounter with Complexity. Chapter 2. Available through Nestor. G. de Roo (2010)
Fuzzy Planning. Ashgate Publishers, Aldershot. Chapters 6, 7 and 8. Available through Nestor. G. de Roo, G. Porter (2006)
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Cultural Geography  (Optional courses Cultural Geography) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc Economic Geography  (Optional courses Economic Geography) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc Environmental and Infrastructure Planning  (Basic programme EIP) 1 semester I a verplicht
MSc Population Studies  (Optional courses Pop Studies) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc Real Estate Studies  (Optional courses Real Estate Studies) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc Socio-spatial Planning  (Basic programme Socio-spatial Planning) 1 semester I a verplicht
MSc Spatial Sciences (research)  (Optional thematic courses (GERMTTO) year 1 and 2 Spatial Sciences) - semester I a keuze