Strategic urban and regional planning
Three main tracks are introduced; how strategic urban and regional planning relates to challenges such as climate change, digitization, urbanization and globalization; how urban and country planning is affected by geological conditions and how it contributes to spatial patterns and changes at a local, regional, national and global level; introduces basic planning tools such as GIS.
Planning and Public administration
Introduces urban and regional planning management and political organization from a European perspective. Furthermore, knowledge about how political control of urban and reginal planning can be achieved through public administration. Also highlights how laws, regulations and administrative practice can both enable and limit urban and regional planning.
Strategic planning of urban climate transitions
Three parts of strategic planning and management are discussed: needs analysis, objectives and principles for overall governance, as well as measures and solutions. Methods and strategic planning are applied to different types of cities such as mega-cities, rural municipalities or medium-sized municipal / regional centers.
Changed prerequisites for strategic urban and regional planning – urbanization and globalization
Addresses the large-scale trends of urbanization and globalization from a sustainable urban and regional planning perspective. Will also study how globalization and urbanization are changing the economic and social conditions for different actors in cities, regions, rural areas, companies, and organizations.
Planning for a sustainable information society
How digitalization and information and communication technology (ICT) affect opportunities for urban and regional development and creates new conditions for strategic urban and regional planning. Digital infrastructures, access to and analysis of big data, digital service platforms and new opportunities for communication and visualization have the potential to radically change planning relevant sectors such as transport, energy, industrial production and service development.
Strategic planning – regions and EU
Deals with regional development planning, focusing on EU member states. How the EU's regional development policy and programs are implemented through the regions' strategic planning. Particular attention is paid to how regional development planning deals with challenges regarding climate change, urbanization, digitalization and social equality.
Research methods in strategic urban and regional planning
Introduces research methods and design of research projects relevant to strategic urban and regional planning. The course discusses central qualitative and quantitative methods used in the field and how these methods are designed, developed, presented and implemented in both research and practice.
Specialisation courses (covering 30 credits) or Studies Abroad