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Academic Year/course: 2017/18

328 - Master's in Land and Environmental Planning

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Academic Year:
66712 - Inter and intraurban systems in land planning
Faculty / School:
103 - Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
328 - Master's in Land and Environmental Planning
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5.1. Methodological overview

The learning process that is designed for this course is based on the following: The cities and the territory stretching around them are complex systems. The systemic perspective is therefore present in the approach to this course, including the study of each of the different elements of the system and their interrelationsOnly from that systemic vision can be raised either the analysis of the urbanized territory as its management, which includes not only the planning of urban land but also the management of urbanized and metropolitan areas.

5.2. Learning tasks

The course includes the following learning tasks: 

  • Lectures on the theoretical aspects of the course.
  • Seminars: in several sessions, different analysis techniques on urbanization, and urban and metropolitan areas management will be presented. Students, individually or in groups, will apply the techniques learnt in class.
  • Cases study: examples of urban land use planning and management of urbanized and metropolitan areas will be presented.
  • Field work: visits to appreciate in situ urbanization processes, or examples of urbanization under management compared to others emerging without such measures.

5.3. Syllabus

The course will address the following topics:

Topic 1. Urban system in regional planning.
Topic 2. Urban space: analysis and management.
Topic 3. Urban and metropolitan areas management.
Topic 4. Urban land use planning.

5.5. Bibliography and recommended resources

  • Cadwallader, Martin T. Urban geography : an analytical approach / Martin Cadwallader Upper Saddle River (New Jersey) : Prentice Hall, cop. 1996
  • Carter, Harold. El estudio de la geografía urbana / Harold Carter ; traducción de la 3a. ed. inglesa Joaquin Hernandez Orozco . - 2a. ed. 2a. reimpr. Madrid : Instituto de Estudios de Administración Local, 1987
  • Carter, D.. Urban geography. An introductory guide. Londres y Camberra: Croom Helm, 1973
  • Hartshorn, Truman Asa. Interpreting the city : an urban geography / Truman Asa Hartshorn ; Borden Devon Dent cartographer New York ; Chichester : Wiley, cop. 1980
  • Jenks, M; Kozak, D. y Takkanon, P. World Cities and Urban Form: Fragmented, Polycentric, Sustainable?. London : Routledge, 2008
  • Johnson, James Henry. Geografía urbana / James H. Johnson ; versión castellana, bibliografía adicional e índices de Joan Olivar . - [3ª ed.] Vilassar de Mar, Barcelona : Oikos-Tau, 1987
  • Knox, P. L. y MCCarthy, L. Urbanization: an introduction to urban geography. Uper Saddle River (N.J.): Prentice Hall, 2011
  • Lois, R. C (Coord.). Los espacios urbanos. El estudio geográfico de la ciudad y la urbanización. Madrid : Grupo editorial s. XXI, 2012
  • Pacione, M. Urban Geography: A Global Perspective . London and New York : Routledge, 2009
  • Paulet, Jean Pierre. Géographie urbaine / Jean-Pierre Paulet . - 2e. ed. Paris : Armand Colin, cop. 2005
  • Phillips, E. B. City Lights : Urban-Suburban Life in the Global Society. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1996
  • Hall, Tim. Urban geography / Tim Hall and Heather Barrett Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, cop. 2012
  • Traité sur la ville / sous la direction de Jean-Marc Stébé et Hervé Marchal . - 1a ed. Paris : Presses Universitaires de France, 2009