MPRE Master of Planning with Real Estate

Year of entry: 2022

Course unit details:
Housing, Planning & Development

Unit code PLAN30512
Credit rating 20
Unit level Level 3
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Offered by Planning and Environmental Management
Available as a free choice unit? Yes

Overview

CONTENT

WEEK

OUTLINE OF CONTENT

1

• Introduction – the housing problem considered

2

• Housing markets, systems and cycles

3

• Planning policy and the housing question

4

• Risk and viability in housing development

5

• Using decision support systems and strategic planning for housing

6

Study Week

7

• Site visits

8

• Housing and Neighbourhood Design

9

• International experiences: The role of self-built housing in Germany and Belgium

10

• Affordable housing, council housing and the role of housing associations

11

• Housing delivery: a complex planning and political challenge

12

• Conclusion

 

Aims

  • To examine the context for and processes of housing development in the UK
  • To examine the relationship between market processes, policy frameworks, and actor interests in housing development
  • To understand the tools through which housing development is planned for, appraised, and delivered through the development process

 

Syllabus

CONTENT

WEEK

OUTLINE OF CONTENT

1

• Introduction – the housing problem considered

2

• Housing markets, systems and cycles

3

• Planning policy and the housing question

4

• Risk and viability in housing development

5

• Using decision support systems and strategic planning for housing

6

Study Week

7

• Site visits

8

• Housing and Neighbourhood Design

9

• International experiences: The role of self-built housing in Germany and Belgium

10

• Affordable housing, council housing and the role of housing associations

11

• Housing delivery: a complex planning and political challenge

12

• Conclusion

 

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures complemented by audio-visual material and associated reading. In-class formative participation and feedback

Knowledge and understanding

To understand the factors that act on the housing development process and to critically assess the drivers and constraints on housing development

Intellectual skills

  • Be familiar with the concepts and functions of housing development, and the application of specific tools of analysis
  • Be able to reflect on and critique the effects of different features of the housing development process

Practical skills

Developed analytical assessment skills to understand the development of housing and to communicate findings concisely through written means.

Transferable skills and personal qualities

Enhanced group working skills

Assessment methods

ASSESSMENT ACTIVITY

LENGTH REQUIRED

WEIGHTING WITHIN UNIT

FEEDBACK

1.    Group report

2500 words

25%

Ssubstantive written feedback within 15 working days of submission.

2.    Individual report

3,000 words

75%

Substantive written feedback within 15 working days of submission.

 

Feedback methods

Written feedback will be provided on the presentation within 15 working days from presentation

Recommended reading

PRELIMINARY READING

Bramley et al. (2004) Key Issues in Housing: Policies and Markets in 21st Century Britain. London, Palgrave.

Carmona et al. (2003) Delivering New Homes: Processes, Planners, and Providers. London, Routledge.

Jones, C. and Watkins, C. (2009) Housing Markets and Planning Policy. Chichester, Blackwell.

Ratcliffe et al. (2009) Urban Planning and Real Estate Development (3 edn). Oxon, Routledge.

 

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Fieldwork 8
Lectures 18
Seminars 8
Independent study hours
Independent study 166

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Andreas Schulze Baing Unit coordinator

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