Engaging Society for Spatial Transformat

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2018/19
Vaknaam Engaging Society for Spatial Transformat
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b

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:
A. Knowledge and Understanding
1. Recognize emerging trends with regard to the critical self-organizing society. (from level 3 to 4)
2. Explain, recognize, use different theoretical perspectives and explain their relevance for spatial change. (from level 2 to 3)
3. Understand issues in context: to understand how citizens initiatives emerge in places and in a specific social and institutional context (place analysis). (from level 3 to 4)
4. Acknowledge political tensions and societal tensions such as societal resistance, given the diversity and complexity of the relationship between society and governmental authorities. (from level 3 to 4)
B. Applying Knowledge and Understanding
5. Design research and report on it: formulate a question, apply a theoretical perspective, and report on these clearly and comprehensively. (from level 2 to 3)
6. Develop solutions how to work with societal energy in a facilitative role, engaging society in spatial transformation. (from level 2 to 3)
C. Forming Judgements
7. To critical reflect on how issues are framed in the context of the participative society and planning. (from level 2 to 3)
8. To give constructive critical (and appreciative!) feedback on the presentations of other students. (from level from 3 to 4)
D. Communication and Learning Skills
9. Debating/discussing issues: discuss and debate about different perspectives to societal engagement. (from level 2
10. Convincing presentation (oral/written): convey (elements of) the group assignment in a convincing way by means of written text and oral presentation. (from level 3 to 4)
11. Collaboration: work in pairs/groups (from level 3 to 4)
12. Discern relevant information: purposefully derive relevant information from large quantities of text with a large variety of perspectives. (from level 3 to 4)
F. Attitude
13. Open and critical attitude: to have an open, critical and unprejudiced attitude towards new unconventional ideas and developments within the field of planning (from 2 to 3)
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 neighborhoods and other meaningful everyday places. The course provides insight to understand the engagement of society in spatial transformation via self-governance and community planning, applying different theoretical perspectives. It also discusses the changing role of planning in enabling initiatives and how this can result in new institutional arrangements. The course specifically pays attention to the (inter)subjective aspects of planning.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm Lectures, Tutorials
Toetsvorm Examination with open questions, Group assignments
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. L.G. Horlings
Docent(en) Guest lecturers ,prof. dr. L.G. Horlings
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Obligatory reading list provided via Nestor.
Entreevoorwaarden Bachelor Technical Planning or other relevant Bachelor.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Cultural Geography  (Optional courses Cultural Geography) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc Economic Geography  (Optional courses Economic Geography) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc Environmental and Infrastructure Planning  (Optional courses EIP) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc Population Studies  (Optional courses Pop Studies) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc Real Estate Studies  (Optional courses Real Estate Studies) 1 semester I b keuze
MSc Socio-spatial Planning  (Basic programme Socio-spatial Planning) 1 semester I b verplicht
MSc Spatial Sciences (research)  (Optional thematic courses (GERMTTO) year 1 and 2 Spatial Sciences) - semester I b keuze