Arguing that traditional approaches to planning are insufficient to address the complexities of transforming cities and regions in contemporary society, this innovative book makes the case for training planners in new and creative ways as coordinators, enablers and facilitators.
An international range of teaching case studies offer a wide and distinctive set of ideas for the future of planning education along with practical tips to assist in adapting pedagogical approaches to various institutional settings. Additionally, the book promotes a stimulating interdisciplinary dialogue with contributions by leading educational specialists that situate the new and emergent approaches in planning education within the context of urban and regional challenges and the broader framework of contemporary pedagogical debates.
This original book will be a valuable resource for academic scholars in urban, regional and spatial planning, and all those concerned with the future of higher education in relevant subjects. Chapters provide food for thought on making responsible choices while training planning professionals to act in a socially responsible manner and to support communities to think, design and deliver change in qualified ways.
'This is a well-written international engagement with pedagogical innovation and change in planning education. I agree with the authors that right now, spatial planning is crucial to planetary survival but that there are profound challenges to overcome. The book provides a range of case studies that will provide the planning educator, or any other reader, an opportunity to examine how context interfaces with pedagogical approaches, and ultimately to learn from them.'
– Nancy Odendaal, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Contributors: N. Alaily-Mattar, I. Barba Lata, R. Barnett, A. Brück, M. Buizer, T. Calix, D. Cihanger Ribeiro, G. Concilio, C. D'Ottaviano, P. Custódio de Oliveira, A. da Rosa Pires, A.I. Frank, L. Gilliard, A. Grams, R. Kallus, T. Lamb, A. Million, J.C. Mota, M. Narciso, F. Nogueira, L. O'Kane, J.C. Osorio, E. Puerari, G. Rafferty, M.L. Refinetti Martins, J.F. Rovati, A. Sheppard, A. Thierstein, E. Vivant, G. Vodicka, A. Yonder.
Edited by Andrea I. Frank, PhD, Teaching Fellow in Urban Planning, Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK and Artur da Rosa Pires, Professor of Spatial Planning, Innovation and Development Policy, Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences, University of Aveiro, Portugal.