Teaching and Learning Methods
Lectures, seminars, tutorials & site visits
Aims & Outcomes
Students should gain theoretical and practical understanding of:
- the roles played by social and economic institutions in the development of land, infrastructure and property in a variety of times and places;
- the importance of understanding the interaction of land ownership, construction, development and investment finance, planning, fiscal and other regulatory facets;
- the historical and contemporary significance of the major forms of development organisation, public and private.
- a basic grounding in development including the practical application of techniques.
ENVS 2009 Economics of the City and the Region or any similar introductory economics course is a pre-requisite for Land and Property Development.
The course will inform the Development Project Module (ENVS 3014) which runs in parallel.
Structure / Outline
This is a 10-week course of lectures, discussions and seminars. The last session is devoted to a
The indicative lecture series is as follows:
|Lecture 1||Development and Urban Policy|
|Lecture 2||Property Markets|
|Lecture 3||The Development Process|
|Lecture 4||Agents and Functions in Development|
||Development Structures in the UK|
|Reading Week||No Lecture|
||Case Study Presentation|
||Risk and Opportunity in Development|
||Techniques of analysis 1|
||Techniques of analysis 2|
More details about the lectures and seminars will be posted in the course Moodle page closer to their respective dates.
Dr Nikos Karadimitriou
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Description of assessment(s)
Group case study on a development project, with:
- an oral group presentation (no marks awarded but to be used for guidance)
- a 3,000 word written group report (60% of course marks)
- an 1000 word individual statement, submitted separately (40% of course marks)
Criteria for assessment(s)
In addition to those criteria described in the standard BSP feedback sheet, we will be looking for demonstration of:
- knowledge and understanding of key concepts and ideas
- analytical depth in interpreting the key issues
- ability to communicate key concepts and ideas through visual and written media
- More specific assessment criteria for each of the two pieces of coursework will be set in the respective task briefs.
- Case study report and individual statement due for submission in Term 1
- Feedback due within 4 weeks
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