Urban and spatial planning: theory and concepts
The major aim of the module is to provide the students with an in-depth understanding of key terms and concepts used in geography and spatial development. Through the reading of core texts on the notions of space, place, scale, region, nature and networks, the students will develop a solid conceptual background for further work in the MAGEO programme.
On completion of the module a student should be able to:
– differentiate between core notions of conceptual vocabulary used in geography
– illustrate their conceptual understanding through concrete examples and thoroughly apply the vocabulary
– distinguish between the academic/analytical and the political/normative understanding of the terms.