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Module Handbook of the SPRING Programme
last revised 07/2006

Guiding Principles and Goals of the SPRING Programme
SPRING is a two year M.Sc. programme in Regional Development Planning and Management, which is jointly offered by • • • • the Faculty of Spatial Planning, Universität Dortmund, Germany, the Department of Planning and Land Economy, College of Architecture and Planning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, the School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of the Philippines, Quezon City, The Philippines, the University College of Lands and Architectural Studies, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.1

The programme trains regional development planners and managers for the public sector (who will be placed either at central, regional or local government level), for private consulting, NGOs and international organisations. The course content is specially geared towards the needs of students from Africa, Asia and Latin America. The course structure and content are oriented towards four overall objectives 1. improving the organisational and planning capacities of developing countries; 2. training professionals for regional development planning and management both urban and rural); 3. training planners as process managers facilitating alliances between various stakeholders; 4. imparting an interdisciplinary approach. A regional development planner and manager has to acquire a broad inter-sectoral knowledge and skills across three major regional development planning fields: Natural resource planning, physical infrastructure planning and socio-economic development planning. He/she should have the capability to design regional development activities in a pragmatic, problem and action oriented manner. He/she should be able to structure the planning process in the sequence of the three major action phases of the panning cycle: analysis, planning and implementation. He/she should be able to reconcile participatory planning from below with the requirements of planning from above and the framework set by national policies. Regional development planners need professional knowledge of many fields and they should be able to combine various personal characteristics such as logical thinking, flexibility, creativity, organisational and communicative skills. A development planner should be able to • • • collect, process, analyse, interpret and compile social and economic data; understand and critically reflect concepts and theories underlying spatial development and planning; project key social and economic indicators into the future;

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In addition Universität Dortmund has entered into Memoranda of Agreement with the Faculty of Economic and environmental Sciences, Universidad de austral, Valdivia Chile, and the Centre of Environmental Sciences, Universidad de Concepción, Chile, with a view of offering another option for the second year of the SPRING programme. The curriculum of the second year in Chile will be similar to the ones offered by the partner universities in Ghana, The Philippines and Tanzania. The first student intake is scheduled for the academic year 2006/2007

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have a good command of planning. critically appraise processes of spatial development at all levels against the backdrop of globalisation and accelerated urbanisation. group facilitation and conflict resolution techniques.07. 2 \\Gs1\transfer\Administration\Akkreditierung\Akkreditierungsantrag\MSc SPRING_modulhandbuch_17. write clear reports. design and conduct planning-oriented empirical research.doc . understand at least the basics of all major sectors of regional development. manuals and memos.• • • • • • translate target group requirements into land use plans.2006. projects and programmes.

Sc. governance. In particular the courses cover: Basic concepts of development.Module 1: CONCEPTS AND THEORIES FOR PLANNING M. course 2 elective for MSc Raumplanung Module Coordinator Responsible department Schmidt-Kallert/N. Dortmund. Courses Time 315 h Type 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 Key Concepts of Spatial Planning L/E (M) 2 Development Theories and Strategies L/E (M) 3 Organisation and Management Concepts L/E (M) 4 Planning and Decision-Making Theories L/E (M) Language of instruction English Content of the Module (course numbering as above) This module starts with a compact introductory course at the beginning of the programme (course 1). Faculty of Spatial Planning M: mandatory E: elective LE: lecture/exercise Credit Points 3 3 3 1.N. Programme: SPRING (Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies) Frequency Duration When taught Credit Points Every year 1 semester 1st semester 10. upon which all other courses subsequently build. planning. Competences The students acquire the ability to Understand cross-cutting concepts of spatial planning and link them to thematic planning issues. development strategies/policies Organisational structures for implementation. participation and gender.2006. Theories of economic development.doc . location theories. Apply the covered theories to the planning context of their home countries.5 1 Structure of the Module No. Assess the analytical strengths and limitations of the covered theories.5 Credit hours 2 2 2 1 Abbreviations: 3 \\Gs1\transfer\Administration\Akkreditierung\Akkreditierungsantrag\MSc SPRING_modulhandbuch_17. Examinations Written examination covering the whole module Type of Examinations Relating to individual courses Covering the entire module: Prerequisites None Status of the Module Mandatory for SPRING and for MSc Spatial Planning in Europe. Identify and critically reflect the theoretical underpinnings of development policies. theories of planning and decision-making processes. roles of the planner Paradigms of planning theories. (Spatial Planing in Europe) Univ.07. institutional linkages.

semester 10. problem identification.5 1. • Develop a cross-sectoral development plan and project proposals for a region in a developing country • Devise plan of operation. goal-setting. 3. -2. • Communicate and defend group results in oral presentations and technical reports. Application of these methods to a simulated case study region in a developing country. social and institutional aspects) of a region in a developing country. monitoring and evaluation procedures for the implementation of development programmes and projects. monitoring and evaluation). Courses Time 315 h Type 2 3 1 The Planner’s Toolkit L/E (M) 2 Programme Planning and Project Management L/E (M) 3 Analysis Workshop L/E (M) 4 Policy and Planning Workshop L/E (M) 5 Implementation Workshop L/E (M) Language of instruction English Content of the Module (numbering of courses as above) This module introduces and practices techniques that are essential for planning: • Group-work related techniques (group facilitation. conflict management. capacity assessment.Module2 : PLANNING PRACTICE M.-5. Competences The students acquire the methodological and communicative abilities to • Participate in and lead goal-oriented. presentation.5 Credit hours 2 2 1 1 1 4 5 6 7 8 9 Responsible department Univ.2006. Sc. • Conduct a participatory and comprehensive analysis (including environmental.doc . Dortmund. interdisciplinary and cooperative group work. economic.5 1 Structure of the Module No.5 1. • Analysis and planning techniques (stakeholder analysis. Programme: SPRING (Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies) Frequency Duration When taught Credit Points Every year 2 semesters 1. alternatives analysis) • Project implementation techniques (plan of operation. Examinations Written reports with disputation covering the entire module Type of Examinations Covering the entire module Prerequisites: none Status of the Module Mandatory for the SPRING-Programme Module Coordinator Schmidt-Kallert Relating to individual courses: Credit Points 3 3 1. scenario development). Faculty of Spatial Planning 4 \\Gs1\transfer\Administration\Akkreditierung\Akkreditierungsantrag\MSc SPRING_modulhandbuch_17.07.

taking into account the concept of livelihoods.5 1 5 Housing L/E (E) 1. GIS. water supply and drainage. Programme: SPRING (Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies) Frequency Duration When taught Credit Points Every year 2 semesters 1.doc . • Use CAD/GIS and aerial photography to generate.5 Credit hours 2 4 5 \\Gs1\transfer\Administration\Akkreditierung\Akkreditierungsantrag\MSc SPRING_modulhandbuch_17. aerial photography. -2. location and distribution of settlements. • Principles.2006.5 1 6 Spatial Data Analysis and Mapping L/E (M) 3 2 Language of instruction English Content of the Module (course numbering as above) This module includes both the technical and socio-economic aspects that affect the provision and maintenance of physical infrastructure and housing as well as the methodological tools necessary for analysing and planning them. Examinations Written examination covering the entire module Credit Points 3 4. • Methods of data generation.5 1 4 Transport Planning L/E (E) 1.07. • Demand and supply of housing. semester 13. analysis and interpretation in the context of spatial planning (cartography. strategies and policies for transport provision.5 1 Structure of the Module No. energy supply and communication) • Role of transport for regional development. functions. requirements and strategies for technical infrastructure networks (transport. especially for the urban poor in informal settlements. analyse and present data in the form of maps to support spatial planning processes.Module 3: PHYSICAL PLANNING M. • Design solutions and intervention strategies bringing about desired changes in the fields of human settlements. technical infrastructure. excursions) 3 Technical Infrastructure Planning L/E (M) 1. CAD) Competences The students acquire the ability to • Understand and analyse the complex nature of physical planning. demand and supply analysis for different modes of transport. The courses cover: • Analysis and evaluation of size. Courses 1 2 Time 405 h Type 2 3 4 5 Human Settlement Planning L/E (M) Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development in Germany L/E (M) (incl. • Analyse existing physical structures and identify corresponding problems. Sc. transport networks and housing. their potentials and constraints for developing enhanced settlement patters • Overview of the German planning system and supervised excursions to German planning organisations and case study sites.

Faculty of Spatial Planning 6 \\Gs1\transfer\Administration\Akkreditierung\Akkreditierungsantrag\MSc SPRING_modulhandbuch_17.6 7 8 9 Type of Examinations Relating to individual courses Covering the entire module: Prerequisites Completion of introductory computer course or equivalent computer skills.07.doc . course 2 mandatory for MSc Spatial Planning in Europe Module Coordinator Responsible department Schmidt-Kallert Univ.2006. Dortmund. Status of the Module Mandatory for SPRING.

07. techniques of land-use surveys and analysis. Examinations Oral examination covering the contents of the entire module. sustainability impact assessment. -2. • Identify needed interventions/management measures to ensure sustainability of natural resources. environmental impact assessment. Programme: SPRING (Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies) Frequency Duration When taught Credit Points Every year 2 semesters 1.5 3 Credit hours 2 1 1 2 7 \\Gs1\transfer\Administration\Akkreditierung\Akkreditierungsantrag\MSc SPRING_modulhandbuch_17.Module 4: SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT M. The institutional framework is provided by land rights and land management systems. Dortmund.doc . land registration and administration. • Land tenure systems. Competences The students acquire the ability to: • Assess environmental and natural resources issues and problems. regional and local level. property rights. Faculty of Spatial Planning Credit Points 3 1. • Concepts of land and its significance at the national. semester 9 1 Structure of the Module No. • Apply various planning approaches for specialised types of land uses.2006. • Participate in the formulation of policies related to natural resources. Type of Examinations Relating to individual courses Covering the entire module Prerequisites None Status of the Module Mandatory for SPRING. Courses Time 270 h Type 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 Environmental Planning and Management L/E (M) 2 Land-Use Planning L/E (M) 3 Land Tenure and Land Management L/E (M) 4 Agricultural Policy for Development Planning L/E (M) Language of instruction English Content of the Module (course numbering as above) This module covers the management of natural resources with emphasis on sustainable use of land and the role and contribution of agriculture in development processes as well as how these processes are impacted by global policies.5 1. land tenure and agricultural development. conservation of natural resources. • Assess and propose mechanisms for efficient land management. In particular the courses cover: • Ecological profiling. land-use systems and processes. agricultural policies. Sc. land use. key actors and their role in land-use planning. course 1 and 4 elective for MSc Raumplanung Module Coordinator Responsible department Schmidt-Kallert Univ. • Agriculture and poverty alleviation.

Course 2: written exam. • Prepare and assess budget plans. methods of regional economic analysis. • Calculate the need for social infrastructure provision. Courses Time 270 h Type 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 Financing and Budgeting L/E (M) 2 Regional Economic Development Planning L/E (M) 3 Demography and Social Infrastructure L/E (M) Language of instruction English Content of the Module (course numbering as above) This module covers essential socio-economic determinants of regional development. • Work in intercultural. course 2 and 3 elective for MSc Raumplanung Module Coordinator Responsible department Schmidt-Kallert Univ. Competences The students acquire the ability to • Assess economic determinants and estimate the financial capacity of a region. Programme: SPRING (Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies) Frequency Duration When taught Credit Points Every year 2 semesters 1. tools for evaluation of development programmes and projects. Examinations Examinations are held for each individual course: Course 1: written exam. Sc.Module 5: SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLANNING M. • Key concepts of demographic transition. • Basic economic terms and concepts on macro and micro level. strategies and instruments for the implementation of economic development programmes and projects. • Select and apply context-specific strategies and instruments for economic promotion and social development. Faculty of Spatial Planning Credit Points 3 3 3 Credit hours 2 2 2 8 \\Gs1\transfer\Administration\Akkreditierung\Akkreditierungsantrag\MSc SPRING_modulhandbuch_17. social change and demographic growth. budgeting procedures. Type of Examinations Covering the entire module: Relating to individual courses Prerequisites none Status of the Module Mandatory for SPRING.2006. interrelation between economic development.07. interdisciplinary groups.doc . Course 3: assignment paper. Dortmund. -2. In particular the courses focus on: • Estimation and assessment of private and public financial capacity of a district against calculated financial needs of development programmes and projects. semester 9 1 Structure of the Module No. population projections and basic parameters guiding the provision of social infrastructure.

5 1 Structure of the Module No.5 4. Competences The students acquire the methodological.07. Sc.5 1. • Independent but supervised research focusing on planning and development issues.5 Credit hours 1 1 0 4 5 6 7 8 9 Language of instruction English Content of the Module (course numbering as above) This module contains an introductory course and independent research work: • Introduction to research design and operationalisation. • develop planning proposals grounded in scientific research. Programme: SPRING (Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies) Frequency Duration When taught Credit Points Every year 2 semesters 1. The research is essentially based on secondary data. Dortmund.2006. -2. Examinations The research paper submitted at the end of the 2nd semester is marked by two supervisors and accounts for the module grade. Courses 1 2 3 2 3 Introduction to Research and Report Writing I Introduction to Research and Report Writing II Research Paper Time 225 h Type L/E (M) L/E (M) Individual (M) Credit Points 1. select and analyse relevant data and literature. semester 7. Faculty of Spatial Planning 9 \\Gs1\transfer\Administration\Akkreditierung\Akkreditierungsantrag\MSc SPRING_modulhandbuch_17. Module Coordinator Schmidt-Kallert Responsible department Univ. The research paper can be seen as a preparation for writing the MSc thesis at the end of the 4th semester.Module 6: RESEARCH PAPER M. analytical and communicative abilities to • identify a research problem and structure a scientific paper. • write a research paper according to scientific standards. technical writing skills. • identify.doc . Type of Examinations Relating to individual courses Covering the entire module: Prerequisites None Status of the Module Mandatory for SPRING.

2006.doc . data analysis. Department of Planning 10 \\Gs1\transfer\Administration\Akkreditierung\Akkreditierungsantrag\MSc SPRING_modulhandbuch_17. report writing).5 4. Programme: SPRING (Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies) Frequency Duration When taught Credit Points Every year one semester 3. participatory data gathering and analysis methods. Apply scientific methods in decision-making.5 Credit hours 3 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Prerequisites Successful completion of first year of SPRING programme Status of the Module Mandatory for SPRING and 2nd year master degree in Kumasi. Sc. planning and management processes. Courses Time 270 h Type 2 3 1 Spatial Statistics L/E (M) 2 Planning Surveys and Research Methodology L/E (M) Language of instruction English Content of the Module (course numbering as above) This module consists of two courses covering the following contents: Statistical methods for planners. Select and apply appropriate statistical methods and spatial analysis techniques for addressing problems and issues in urban and regional planning. analysing spatial data.07.Module 7a: PLANNING AND RESEARCH METHODS M. Competences The students acquire the ability to Conduct empirical research (field work. empirical research methods. Module Coordinator Responsible department Braimah Kwa Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. semester 9 1 Structure of the Module No. Type of Examinations Covering the entire module: Relating to individual courses Course 1: assignment papers Course 1: written exam Course 2: assignment papers Course 2: written exam Credit Points 4. Examinations Graded written exams plus graded assignment papers for both courses (see below). Operationalisation of research instruments. policy-formulation.

2006. legislative instruments. Sc. semester 9 1 Structure of the Module No.07.Module 8a: POLICY PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION IN GHANA M. challenges of grassroots participation and empowerment. operating dynamics as well as practical constraints and problems of a decentralised system. Assess the interests and capacities of various institutions and stakeholders in Ghana’s planning system. Programme: SPRING (Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies) Frequency Duration When taught Credit Points Every year one semester 3. governance Development of lower-level planning structures. formal and informal processes.5 4. Module Coordinator Responsible department Braimah Kwa Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Understand a planner’s options for coordinating and managing the development process within a decentralised framework.5 Credit hours 3 3 2 3 Content of the Module (numbering of courses as above) This module deals with institutional and practical issues of designing and implementing development policies in Ghana: Governance structures and institutional reforms associated with decentralisation.doc . Competences The students acquire the ability to Understand. Type of Examinations Covering the entire module Relating to individual courses: Course 1: written assignment papers Course 1: written exam Course 2: written assignment papers Course 2: written exam Prerequisites: Successful completion of year one of SPRING. institutional collaboration. Department of Planning 11 \\Gs1\transfer\Administration\Akkreditierung\Akkreditierungsantrag\MSc SPRING_modulhandbuch_17. Examinations Graded assignment papers plus graded written exam for both courses (see below). Compare the Ghanaian planning system and experiences with other countries. 4 5 6 7 8 9 Status of the Module Mandatory for SPRING and 2nd year master degree in Kumasi. Course includes lectures by invited practitioners. Courses 1 Governance of Development 2 Planning Practice in Ghana Language of instruction English Time 270 h Type L/E (M) L/E (M) Credit Points 4. the role of planners in these processes. assess and monitor the evolving institutional structures.

All of these are graded. Module Coordinator Responsible department Braimah Kwa Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Disseminate and discuss the plan with key stakeholders. Competences The students acquire the ability to Generate and analyse empirical data for identifying problems and potentials. data collection etc.doc .2006. In addition there are oral examinations (individual and as a group) for testing contents and methods employed in the workshop. Examinations The students produce a written report and corresponding charts and maps. Type of Examinations Relating to individual courses Covering the entire module: a) Written report. Programme: SPRING (Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies) Frequency Duration When taught Credit Points Every year two semesters 3. In the second year development workshop the students engage with a real world case study area. Courses Time 360 h Type 2 3 4 5 6 1 Development Planning Workshop L/E (M) Language of instruction English Content of the Module (course numbering as above) This module builds on the first year’s workshops that dealt with a simulated case study region. combining methods and knowledge of all previous SPRING courses. chart and maps b) Oral examinations Prerequisites Successful completion of year one of SPRING Status of the Module Mandatory for SPRING and 2nd year master degree in Kumasi. Sc.07. Engage in goal-oriented. typically a district. Conduct consultative meetings with key stakeholders of the study area Develop a comprehensive development plan for the case study area. semester 18 1 Structure of the Module No.Module 9a: DEVELOPMENT PLANNING WORKSHOP M. Design strategies and derive feasible projects. interdisciplinary group work.). Working in groups and guided by the workshop supervisor the students go through the typical planning processes and development issues. Over the course of two semesters the students spend several weeks in the district for field studies (interviews. Department of Planning Credit Points 18 Credit hours 12 7 8 9 12 \\Gs1\transfer\Administration\Akkreditierung\Akkreditierungsantrag\MSc SPRING_modulhandbuch_17. -4.

doc . yet supervised by one lecturer. Department of Planning 4 5 6 7 8 9 13 \\Gs1\transfer\Administration\Akkreditierung\Akkreditierungsantrag\MSc SPRING_modulhandbuch_17. Competences The students acquire the ability to: Define and operationalise a researchable topic. e. the district in which the development workshop takes place. Sc. Programme: SPRING (Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies) Frequency Duration When taught Credit Points Every year one semester 4.g. Status of the Module Mandatory for SPRING and 2nd year master degree in Kumasi. Search and analyse relevant literature Collect and analyse empirical data Derive relevant findings and recommendations Write a scientific report Examinations Written thesis assessed individually by several examiners.Module 10a: MASTER THESIS M. The thesis should deal with a real world problem which is of relevance to a particular area. final mark determined by entire examination committee after oral defense Type of Examinations Relating to individual courses Covering the entire module Prerequisites Successful completion of year one of SPRING. Courses 3 2 3 Master Thesis Time 720 h Type Individual work (M) Credit Points 24 Credit hours 0 Language of instruction English Content of the Module (course numbering as above) The master thesis is an independent research work produced by each student individually. semester 24 1 Structure of the Module No.07. Identify and design appropriate research tools.2006. Module Coordinator Responsible department Braimah Kwa Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

planning and management processes. Module Coordinator Responsible department Racelis University of the Philippines. participatory data gathering and analysis methods. Credit Points 4.07.5 4. Type of Examinations Covering the entire module: Relating to individual courses Course 1: group research paper Course 1: written exam Course 2: written exam assignment 7 8 9 Prerequisites Successful completion of first year of SPRING programme Status of the Module Mandatory. Apply scientific methods in decision-making. data analysis. semester 9 1 Structure of the Module No. research design Empirical research methods and tools. Sc.doc . Programme: SPRING (Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies) Frequency Duration When taught Credit Points Every year one semester 3.2006. School of Urban and Regional Planning 14 \\Gs1\transfer\Administration\Akkreditierung\Akkreditierungsantrag\MSc SPRING_modulhandbuch_17.5 Credit hours 3 3 4 5 6 Competences The students acquire the ability to Conduct empirical research (field work. policy-formulation. Courses Time 270 h Type 2 3 1 Research Methods in Planning L/E (M) 2 Planning Analysis and Techniques L/E (M) Language of instruction English Content of the Module (course numbering as above) This module consists of two courses covering the following contents: Quantitative and qualitative methods for planners. Examinations Graded written exams for both courses plus a graded assignment paper for course 1. report writing). Select and apply appropriate statistical methods and spatial analysis techniques for addressing problems and issues in urban and regional planning. analysing spatial data.Module 7b: PLANNING AND RESEARCH METHODS M.

07. Programme: SPRING (Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies) Frequency Duration When taught Credit Points Every year one semester 3. Sc. institutional collaboration. Type of Examinations Covering the entire module Relating to individual courses: Course 1: written exam Course 2: assignment papers Prerequisites: Successful completion of year one of SPRING. Competences The students acquire the ability to Understand. formal and informal processes. Administrative and political structures as well as institutional reforms associated with administrative decentralisation. major planning approaches and strategies for promoting national and sub-national growth and development.Module 8b: POLICY PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION IN THE PHILIPPINES M. Understand a planner’s options for coordinating and managing the development process within a decentralised framework. assess and monitor the evolving institutional structures. legislative instruments. operating dynamics as well as practical constraints and problems of the system of governance in the Philippines. and other governance issues.2006. semester 9 1 Structure of the Module No. Courses 1 Planning Process 2 Special Problems in Regional Planning Language of instruction English Time 270 h Type L/E (M) L/E (M) Credit Points 4.5 Credit hours 3 3 2 3 Content of the Module (numbering of courses as above) This module deals with institutional and practical issues of designing and implementing development policies in the Philippines: The system of development plans in the Philippines. Assess the interests and capacities of various institutions and stakeholders in the Philippines’ planning system. the planning process and corresponding methods.doc . 4 5 6 7 8 9 Status of the Module Mandatory. School of Urban and Regional Planning 15 \\Gs1\transfer\Administration\Akkreditierung\Akkreditierungsantrag\MSc SPRING_modulhandbuch_17. planning and implementation of the Comprehensive Development Plan. Examinations Graded written exam for course 1. Compare the Philipppines’ planning system and experiences with other countries. graded written assignment papers for course 2.5 4. Module Coordinator Carino Responsible department University of the Philippines.

Programme: SPRING (Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies) Frequency Duration When taught Credit Points Every year two semesters 3.07. In the second year development workshop the students engage with a real world case study area. Disseminate and discuss the plan with key stakeholders. Examinations The students produce a written report and corresponding charts and maps. Module Coordinator Responsible department Liwag University of the Philippines.). Working in groups and guided by the workshop supervisor the students go through the typical planning processes and development issues. data collection etc. Over the course of two semesters the students spend several weeks in the district for field studies (interviews. Sc. Type of Examinations Covering the entire module: a) Written report. Conduct consultative meetings with key stakeholders of the study area Develop a comprehensive development plan for the case study area.Module 9b: DEVELOPMENT PLANNING WORKSHOP M. -4. In addition there are oral examinations (individual and as a group) as well as an individual exam for testing contents and methods employed in the workshop. Courses Time 360 h Type 2 3 4 5 1 Development Planning Workshop L/E (M) Language of instruction English Content of the Module (course numbering as above) This module builds on the first year’s workshops that dealt with a simulated case study region.2006. Engage in goal-oriented. interdisciplinary group work. Design strategies and derive feasible projects. All of these examinations are graded. Competences The students acquire the ability to Generate and analyse empirical data for identifying problems and potentials. combining methods and knowledge of all previous SPRING courses. chart and maps b) Oral examinations c) Written exam Relating to individual courses Credit Points 18 Credit hours 12 6 7 8 9 Prerequisites Successful completion of year one of SPRING Status of the Module Mandatory for SPRING and 2nd year master degree in Kumasi.doc . semester 18 1 Structure of the Module No. School of Urban and Regional Planning 16 \\Gs1\transfer\Administration\Akkreditierung\Akkreditierungsantrag\MSc SPRING_modulhandbuch_17.

Programme: SPRING (Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies) Frequency Duration When taught Credit Points Every year one semester 4.g. Sc. final mark determined by entire examination committee after oral defense Type of Examinations Relating to individual courses Covering the entire module Prerequisites Successful completion of year one of SPRING. semester 24 1 Structure of the Module No. Identify and design appropriate research tools.doc . yet supervised by one lecturer. Competences The students acquire the ability to: Define and operationalise a researchable topic. e.Module 10b: MASTER THESIS M. Status of the Module Mandatory. School of Urban and Regional Planning 17 \\Gs1\transfer\Administration\Akkreditierung\Akkreditierungsantrag\MSc SPRING_modulhandbuch_17. Search and analyse relevant literature Collect and analyse empirical data Derive relevant findings and recommendations Write a scientific report Examinations Written thesis assessed individually by several examiners.07. The thesis should deal with a real world problem which is of relevance to a particular area. the region in which the development workshop takes place. Courses 3 2 3 Master Thesis Writing Time 720 h Type Individual work (M) Credit Points 24 Credit hours 0 Language of instruction English Content of the Module (course numbering as above) The master thesis is an independent research work produced by each student individually.2006. Module Coordinator Liwag 4 5 6 7 8 9 Responsible department University of the Philippines.

Programme: SPRING (Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies) Frequency Duration When taught Credit Points Every year one semester 3. Apply scientific methods in decision-making.2006.Module 7c: PLANNING AND RESEARCH METHODS M. Capture.doc . research design. analysing spatial data. store and analyse GIS data and using them for urban planning tasks. planning and management processes. Examinations There will be graded written examinations for all three courses (see below).07. planning and management of multi-sectoral and multi-level data bases. advanced GIS methods Methods used in urban development and management. policy-formulation. data analysis. participatory data gathering and analysis methods In-depth applications of information and communication technology (ICT) for urban land management and management. Courses Time 270 h Type 2 3 1 Research Methods L/E (M) 2 Planning and Management of Information Systems L/E (M) 3 Professional Practice L/E (M) Language of instruction English Content of the Module (course numbering as above) This module consists of two courses covering the following contents: Quantitative and qualitative research methods for planners. Sc. semester 9 1 Structure of the Module No. Type of Examinations Covering the entire module Relating to individual courses Course 1: written exam Course 2: written exam Course 3: written exam Credit Points 3 3 3 Credit hours 2 2 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 Prerequisites Successful completion of first year of SPRING programme Status of the Module Mandatory. professional practice in the central government. UCLAS 18 \\Gs1\transfer\Administration\Akkreditierung\Akkreditierungsantrag\MSc SPRING_modulhandbuch_17. Module Coordinator Responsible department Hagai University of Dar es Salaam. municipal councils and the private sector Competences The students acquire the ability to Conduct empirical research (field work. Select and apply appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods and spatial analysis techniques for addressing problems and issues in planning. report writing).

operational challenges and solutions for urban land management Policies. Type of Examinations Covering the entire module Relating to individual courses Prerequisites: Successful completion of year one of SPRING. assess and monitor the evolving institutional structures. institutional arrangements for urban planning. Sc. semester 9 1 Structure of the Module No. especially related to low-income informal housing. UCLAS Credit Points 3 3 3 3 3 Credit hours 2 2 2 2 2 19 \\Gs1\transfer\Administration\Akkreditierung\Akkreditierungsantrag\MSc SPRING_modulhandbuch_17. gender-specific requirements and planning techniques Competences The students acquire the ability to Understand. Courses Time 270 h Type 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 Urban Planning and Management Theories L/E (M) 2 Urban Land Management and Development L/E (E) 3 Urban Housing Development and Management L/E (E) 4 Urban Infrastructure Planning and Management L/E (E) 5 Gender and Urban Development and Management L/E (E) Language of instruction English Content of the Module This module deals with institutional and practical issues of designing and implementing urban development policies in Tanzania: Concepts and paradigms of urban planning. operating dynamics as well as practical constraints and problems of urban planning in Tanzania. Role of women in urban development and management processes. Examinations There will be graded written exams related to individual courses. formal and informal processes. Status of the Module Course 1: mandatory. Only course 1 is mandatory.07. Out of the remaining 4 electives two courses have to be taken. role of the planner as urban manager Assessment of existing systems of urban land management. legal and institutional frameworks for ensuring shelter in developing countries Approaches and techniques for working with communities for sustainable solutions for infrastructure provision.doc .2006. Courses 2-5: select two out of four Module Coordinator Responsible department Halla University of Dar es Salaam. Programme: SPRING (Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies) Frequency Duration When taught Credit Points Every year one semester 3. Assess the interests and capacities of various institutions and stakeholders Understand a planner’s options and intervention strategies for coordinating and managing the urban land development and housing process.Module 8c: URBAN PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT IN TANZANIA M. Compare the Tanzanian planning system and experiences with other countries.

semester 18 1 Structure of the Module No. combining methods and knowledge of all previous SPRING courses. interdisciplinary group work. Working in groups and guided by the workshop supervisor the students go through the typical planning processes and development issues. Design strategies and derive feasible projects.2006. Disseminate and discuss the plan with key stakeholders. In addition there are oral examinations (individual and as a group) as well as an individual exam for testing contents and methods employed in the workshop. Sc. Conduct consultative meetings with key stakeholders of the study area Develop a comprehensive development plan for the case study area. Examinations The students produce a written report and corresponding charts and maps. In the second year development workshop the students engage with a real world case study area. Type of Examinations Covering the entire module: a) Written report. chart and maps b) Oral examinations c) Written exam Relating to individual courses Credit Points 18 Credit hours 12 6 7 8 9 Prerequisites Successful completion of year one of SPRING Status of the Module Mandatory for SPRING and 2nd year master degree in Kumasi. Engage in goal-oriented. UCLAS 20 \\Gs1\transfer\Administration\Akkreditierung\Akkreditierungsantrag\MSc SPRING_modulhandbuch_17. Courses Time 360 h Type 2 3 4 5 1 Urban Planning and Management Studio L/E (M) Language of instruction English Content of the Module (course numbering as above) This module builds on the first year’s workshops that dealt with a simulated case study region.Module 9c: URBAN PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP M. Competences The students acquire the ability to Generate and analyse empirical data for identifying problems and potentials.doc .). Module Coordinator Responsible department Lupala University of Dar es Salaam.07. Over the course of two semesters the students spend extensive time in an urban settlement (typically in Dar es Salaam) for field studies (interviews. Programme: SPRING (Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies) Frequency Duration When taught Credit Points Every year two semesters 3. data collection etc. -4.

The thesis should deal with a real world problem which is of relevance to a particular area. final mark determined by entire examination committee after oral defense Type of Examinations Relating to individual courses Covering the entire module Prerequisites Successful completion of year one of SPRING. Programme: SPRING (Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies) Frequency Duration When taught Credit Points Every year one semester 4.Module 10c: MASTER THESIS M. Status of the Module Mandatory. Module Coordinator Kombe 4 5 6 7 8 9 Responsible department University of Dar es Salaam.07. e. UCLAS 21 \\Gs1\transfer\Administration\Akkreditierung\Akkreditierungsantrag\MSc SPRING_modulhandbuch_17. the urban community in which the development workshop takes place.g. yet supervised by a lecturer. Identify and design appropriate research tools.2006.doc . Courses 3 2 3 Master Thesis Time 720 h Type Individual work (M) Credit Points 24 Credit hours 0 Language of instruction English Content of the Module (course numbering as above) The master thesis is an independent research work produced by each student individually. Search and analyse relevant literature Collect and analyse empirical data Derive relevant findings and recommendations Write a scientific report defend it orally Examinations Written thesis assessed individually by several examiners. Sc. semester 24 1 Structure of the Module No. Competences The students acquire the ability to: Define and operationalise a researchable topic.

report writing). empirical research methods. • Select and apply appropriate statistical methods and spatial analysis techniques for addressing problems and issues in urban and regional planning. policy-formulation. semester 9 1 Structure of the Module No. planning and management processes. Module Coordinator Responsible department Skewes Faculdad de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas. UDEC 22 \\Gs1\transfer\Administration\Akkreditierung\Akkreditierungsantrag\MSc SPRING_modulhandbuch_17. Examinations Graded assignment papers and graded written exam according 6. UACH. Centro de Ciencias Ambientales EULA.doc . analysing spatial data. participatory data gathering and analysis methods 2.07. 3. • Apply scientific methods in decision-making. Programme: SPRING (Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies) Frequency Duration When taught Credit Points Every year two semesters 3. Courses Time 270 h Type 2 3 1 Research Methods in Planning L/E (M) 2 Planning Analysis and Techniques L/E (M) 3 Planning and Management Information Systems L/E (M) Language of instruction English Content of the Module (course numbering as above) This module consists of three courses covering the following contents: 1.Module 7d: PLANNING AND RESEARCH METHODS M. Type of Examinations Covering the entire module: Relating to individual courses Course 1: Assignment paper Course 2: written exam Course 3: written exam Credit Points 3 3 3 Credit hours 2 2 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 Prerequisites Successful completion of first year of SPRING programme Status of the Module mandatory.2006. Statistical methods for planners. GIS applications and remote sensing tools for environmental planning and management Competences The students acquire the ability to • Conduct empirical research (field work. and 4. Operationalisation of research instruments. Sc. data analysis.

Centro de Ciencias Ambientales EULA. Competences The students acquire the ability to • Understand. legislative instruments. operating dynamics as well as practical constraints and problems of a decentralised system. Environmental policies in Latin America. Examinations Graded assignment papers and graded written exam according 6. • Understand and assess natural resource development and its interrelations with economic development and regional planning. assess and monitor the evolving institutional structures. and 4. institutional collaboration.5 4. • Understand a planner’s options for coordinating and managing the development process within a decentralised framework. urban and economic pressures on natural resources. 2. UACH. • Compare the Chilean planning system and experiences with other countries. Programme: SPRING (Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies) Frequency Duration When taught Credit Points Every year two semesters 3. semester 9 1 Structure of the Module No. integrated natural resource management and sustainable regional development.5 Credit hours 3 3 2 3 Content of the Module (numbering of courses as above) This module deals with institutional and practical issues of designing and implementing development policies in Chile: 1.07. Status of the Module mandatory Module Coordinator Escaida Responsible department Faculdad de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas.Module 8d: POLICY PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION IN CHILE M. Governance structures and institutional reforms associated with decentralisation. UDEC 23 \\Gs1\transfer\Administration\Akkreditierung\Akkreditierungsantrag\MSc SPRING_modulhandbuch_17. management of vulnerable and protected areas. Sc.doc . Type of Examinations Covering the entire module Relating to individual courses: Course 1: written exam Course 2: assignment paper 4 5 6 7 8 9 Prerequisites: Successful completion of year one of SPRING. • Assess the interests and capacities of various institutions and stakeholders in Chile’s planning system. Courses 1 Decentralised Development Planning in Chile 2 Regional Planning and Environmental Management Language of instruction English Time 270 h Type L/E (M) L/E (M) Credit Points 4. formal and informal processes.2006.

Engage in goal-oriented.). In addition there are oral examinations (individual and as a group) for testing contents and methods employed in the workshop. Type of Examinations Relating to individual courses Covering the entire module: a) Written report. UACH. Competences The students acquire the ability to Generate and analyse empirical data for identifying problems and potentials. In the second year development workshop the students engage with a real world case study area. The first field visit is preceded by a workshop introducing the students to issues of transdisciplinarity. All of these are graded. semester 18 1 Structure of the Module No. Sc. -4. Programme: SPRING (Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies) Frequency Duration When taught Credit Points Every year two semesters 3.doc .Module 9d: DEVELOPMENT PLANNING WORKSHOP M. Working in groups and guided by the workshop supervisor the students go through the typical planning processes and development issues. Over the course of two semesters the students spend several weeks in the district for field studies (interviews. interdisciplinary group work. Disseminate and discuss the plan with key stakeholders. typically a district/province.2006. Centro de Ciencias Ambientales EULA. Design strategies and derive feasible projects. thus providing important planning principles for the more practical exercises in the field. combining methods and knowledge of all previous SPRING courses. UDEC 24 \\Gs1\transfer\Administration\Akkreditierung\Akkreditierungsantrag\MSc SPRING_modulhandbuch_17. Conduct consultative meetings with key stakeholders of the study area Develop a comprehensive development plan for the case study area. Examinations The students produce a written report and corresponding charts and maps. data collection etc. sustainability and human scale development.07. chart and maps b) Oral examinations Prerequisites Successful completion of year one of SPRING Status of the Module mandatory Module Coordinator Ampuero Credit Points 18 Credit hours 12 7 8 9 Responsible department Faculdad de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas. Courses Time 360 h Type 2 3 4 5 6 1 Development Planning Workshop L/E (M) Language of instruction English Content of the Module (course numbering as above) This module builds on the first year’s workshops that dealt with a simulated case study region.

Status of the Module mandatory. The thesis should deal with a real world problem which is of relevance to a particular area.2006.07. yet supervised by one lecturer. Programme: SPRING (Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies) Frequency Duration When taught Credit Points Every year one semester 4.g. UDEC 25 \\Gs1\transfer\Administration\Akkreditierung\Akkreditierungsantrag\MSc SPRING_modulhandbuch_17. Centro de Ciencias Ambientales EULA. Identify and design appropriate research tools. UACH.Module 10d: MASTER THESIS M. e. Robinson Ampuero 4 5 6 7 8 9 Responsible department Faculdad de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas.doc . Courses 1 2 3 Master Thesis Time 720 h Type Individual work (M) Credit Points 24 Credit hours 0 Language of instruction English Content of the Module (course numbering as above) The master thesis is an independent research work produced by each student individually. semester 24 1 Structure of the Module No. final mark determined by entire examination committee after oral defense Type of Examinations Relating to individual courses Covering the entire module Prerequisites Successful completion of year one of SPRING. Sc. Competences The students acquire the ability to: Define and operationalise a researchable topic. Search and analyse relevant literature Collect and analyse empirical data Derive relevant findings and recommendations Write a scientific report Examinations Written thesis assessed individually by several examiners. the province in which the development workshop takes place. Module Coordinator Prof.