RE3REG-Regeneration

Module Provider: Real Estate and Planning
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Level:6
Terms in which taught: Autumn term module
Pre-requisites: RE2PREP Projects in Real Estate and Planning (2)
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Dr Emma Street

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

Summary module description:
This module aims to introduce students to regeneration practice and theory, and to develop their critical thinking about the assumptions, models, policies that underpin contemporary regeneration processes.

Aims:
This module aims to introduce students to regeneration practice and theory, and to develop their critical thinking about the assumptions, models, policies that underpin contemporary 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 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 course involves of an overview of the evolution of regeneration and urban policy in order to put the current urban policy approach, and its associated critiques, in context. 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.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
This course is based on both in-depth academic and professional understandings of regeneration and, as such, comprises a combination of lecturing by academic staff and may include guest lectures by regeneration practitioners. The sessions draw upon a range of teaching styles (see above). Students will be expected to have read and prepared material in advance of sessions to maximise the learning experience. Course texts are listed at the end of this document, while material covered in sessions along with references or links to suggested reading will be made available.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 12
Seminars 4
Tutorials 2
Practicals classes and workshops 2
Guided independent study 80
       
Total hours by term 100.00
       
Total hours for module 100.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 80
Oral assessment and presentation 20

Other information on summative assessment:

Formative assessment methods:

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.



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.

    Length of examination:
    None

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

    Reassessment arrangements:

    Reassessment will be by the same method for the module's original assessment requirements, subject to variation by the Examination Board where appropriate.


    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

    Last updated: 31 March 2017

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