Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Scope, nature and rationale of regional interventions on both a supra-national and subnational scale; approaches to planning and development on continental, macro-regional, provincial and district scales; types of intervention (inter alia institutional, spatial, economic and social) in order to accomplish restructuring and development in regions in a relevant, social and environmentally accountable way, past and present examples of planning on each of these scales; planners’ roles in planning exercises at these scales; critiques and improvements on current practice; rural urban linkages and their significance for regional interventions; debates around the way in which problems facing rural settlements (such as the absence of an economic base and necessary infrastructure, lack of access to land and conflicting demands on natural resources) in regions can be addressed; international and local case studies; simulated regional intervention exercise.
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