Environment and Planning

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode GEEP
Vaknaam Environment and Planning
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Environment and Planning
Leerdoelen 1/ Explain the relationship between environmental quality, land use and spatial development and explain how environmental policies and spatial planning policies can be compared, balanced and integrated.
2/ Explain and discuss past and current changes in Dutch environmental policy, while being sensitive to its arguments and their relationship with key international trends in (environmental) policy.
3/ Differentiate between different policy approaches in environmental policy and explain how they relate to different organizational and institutional contexts and different (historical) political, societal and academic circumstances.
4/ Choose between different policy approaches in environmental policy based on different contextual circumstances encountered that are categorized on the degree of complexity encountered and explain the organizational and institutional settings suited with these policy approaches.
5/ Develop an institutional design and strategy for solving existing environmental issues with clear spatial implications, which is sensitive to the circumstances encountered including relevant political, governmental and societal tensions and interactions.
Omschrijving The course Environment & Planning targets the interface between environmental policy and spatial planning. In doing so, Environment & Planning specifically discusses the importance of local area-based approaches to cope with environmental challenges from a spatial planning perspective. On a theoretical level, the course deals with tensions and linkages between centralised and decentralized forms of policy making. It uses a perspective to differentiate between these forms of policy making based on the degree of complexity of the issues and circumstances faced. This more general and abstract logic is discussed based on developments in Dutch environmental policy. This environmental policy has seen a serious process of decentralization, aiming to better allow for environmental planning to be based on local and area-based circumstances. Core elements in the course include a focus on improved integration of environmental objectives and ambitions in various other policy sectors and, notably, the relevance and constraints to area-based and decentralised approaches.
Uren per week 5
Onderwijsvorm Lectures, Seminar
Toetsvorm Examination with open questions, Group assignments
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator prof. dr. C. Zuidema
Docent(en) C. Theron, MSc. ,dr. E. Turhan ,prof. dr. C. Zuidema
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Making Sense of Decentralization, Coping with the Complexities of the Urban Environment, in: Fra, E., Risk governance. The articulation of hazard, politics and ecology, pp. 59-76 (don't buy) Zuidema, C., G. de Roo (2014)
Environmental Planning in the Netherlands, Too Good to be True. Aldershot: Ashgate. Chapters 2 and 5 (130 pages) – on Brightspace (don't buy). De Roo, G. (2003)
Opmerkingen Open for students from other faculties.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Human Geography & Planning  (Optional courses Human Geography & Planning) 3 semester II b keuze
BSc Spatial Planning and Design  (Basic programme BSc Spatial Planning and Design) 3 semester II b verplicht