RE3REG-Regeneration

Module Provider: Real Estate and Planning
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Level:6
Terms in which taught: Spring term module
Pre-requisites: RE2PREP Projects in Real Estate and Planning (2)
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Dr Emma Street

Email: e.j.street@reading.ac.uk

Type of module:

Summary module description:

This module will introduce students to regeneration policy and process via case study examples of urban regeneration practice and policy. Critical understanding of ‘real world’ practices will be developed by the exploration of theory and research drawn from the urban studies literature.


Aims:

This module aims to introduce students to urban regeneration policy and practice and develop their critical thinking about the models and theories that underpin regeneration processes.


Assessable learning outcomes:

By the end of the module it is expected that the student will be able to:

• Demonstrate awareness of the social, environmental and economic problems and issues that regeneration strategies attempt to address;

• Understand the various local, regional and national regeneration strategies operating in the UK;

• Understand the relationships between stakeholders and the potential for conflicts resulting from different regeneration priorities;

• Critically evaluate the rationales, processes and outcomes of regeneration activities;

• Place regeneration strategies and practices in theoretical and historical context(s).


Additional outcomes:
• Gain awareness of regeneration practices and processes operating outside of the UK context.

Outline content:

The module provides students with an overview of regeneration policy and practice using case study examples and theories from the urban studies and policy literatures to develop understanding. Critical thinking is developed via a number of themed sessions to look in more depth at certain issues or features of regeneration. These sessions may take a range of formats and could include the use of in-depth case study examples, in-class discussion/debates, video-led workshops and/or a local site visit. The onus is on encouraging students to develop a critical stance towards regeneration practice, policy and process by engaging with research literatures and by exploring ‘real world’ examples.


Global context:

The focus is on the UK context but regeneration is global practice and the issues and themes explored in the module have international relevance. Some global examples of regeneration practice will be referred to.


Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

The sessions take a range of formats, including the use of in-depth case study examples, discussion/debates, video-led workshops and/or a local site visit. The onus is on encouraging students to develop a critical stance towards regeneration practice, policy and theory by engaging with both the research literature and ‘real world’ examples. Sessions may feature both academic staff and practitioner inputs.


Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 4
Seminars 6
Practicals classes and workshops 2
Supervised time in studio/workshop 2
Guided independent study 86
       
Total hours by term 100.00
       
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 80
Set exercise 20

Summative assessment- Examinations:
None

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

Set exercise worth 20% of module marks due in week 6 of Spring term; 2000-word written assignment, handed-in at the end of Spring term, worth 80% of module marks.


Formative assessment methods:

Seminar reading summaries submitted online; formative feedback will be provided (unassessed).


Penalties for late submission:

The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy. 

•  where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;

•  where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf

You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.


Assessment requirements for a pass:
A mark of at least 40% overall.

Reassessment arrangements:

Reassessment will be via a 3000 individual written assignment.


Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

Last updated: 13 July 2018

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MODULE DESCRIPTION DOES NOT FORM ANY PART OF A STUDENT'S CONTRACT.

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