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The student

  • is able to analyze and discuss contemporary phenomenons like urbanization and urban sprawl, transitions in urban areas, energy efficiency in planning, climate change and its effects, collaboration of professionals and stakeholders
  • is able to discuss current theoretical discussion of planning including the role of the planner and planning profession
  • is able to use of EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) and its different aspects in planning process
  • is able to evaluate recent planning processes, their management and arrangement of participation in the processes
  • is able to reflect environmental issues from the professional point of wiev
  • is able to develop applications from theoretical background into practical situations


Contemporary phenomenons in urban areas, urbanization, global and local perspective. Sustainable planning, introduction and evaluation of current projects. Theory and practise of collaborative planning. The role of the planner, theoretical perspectives and practices. EIA in planning.


Pre-course assignment, group work during intensive week, learning diary and assignment after the week.


Silberstein, Jane. 2013. Land-use planning for sustainable development. 2nd ed. Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press.

Haas, Tigran. Ed. 2012. Sustainable urbanism and beyond : rethinking cities for the future. New York : Rizzoli.

Hall, Peter. 2002. Cities of tomorrow : an intellectual history of urban planning and design in the twentieth century. 3rd ed. Oxford : Blackwell.

Brenner, Neil, Marcuse, Peter,  Mayer, Margit.  2012. Cities for people, not for profit : critical urban theory and the right to the city. London ; New York : Routledge.

Fainstein, Susan S., Campbell, Scott. 2011. Readings in urban theory. Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell.

Healey, P. 2006. Collaborative planning : shaping places in fragmented societies. 2nd ed. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan.

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