PLAN10080 Planning and Development Studio

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module introduces students to the real world of urban and regional planning through experiential learning. Through a combination of field work, desk-study and studio-based learning, students are shown the importance of planning in maintaining and improving our quality of life and our environment. Using Dublin as a planning laboratory, the field work will examine some of the key contemporary planning issues in the city. Urban regeneration, housing, transport, built heritage and green infrastructure, are among the many aspects of city planning that will be examined. In studio, the students are introduced to the plan making process through an examination of the County Development Plan. They are also introduced to how planning decisions are made via case studies of the development management process.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the module students will:
1). Appreciate some of the key contemorary challenges which face urban planning
2). Understand the interconections between different aspects of city planning
3). Be able to prepare an issues paper for a city development plan
4). Work collaboratively

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Field Trip/External Visits


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This is mainly a studio-based module where students will work in groups on development planning and development management, face to face teaching and group work is dependent on public health advice. The module also includes site visits and field work. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Group Project: Group Project - a case study of a planning application Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Group Project: Group project on development planning Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Project: Individual Project Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback
• Peer review activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Studio Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 Fri 10:00 - 12:50