Theory and Methods of Participatory Planning (9th semester)
The scope of the course is to provide the theoretical background and the tools needed for involving stakeholders and the public in the decision-making process. The course consists of both the theoretical and the applied part. More specifically, the theoretical part focuses on the following issues: the concept of participation in regional planning; the goal of participation; levels of participation; participatory planning; range of methods used in participatory planning – classification with respect to the goal and the outcome pursued; study of a range of methods used in participatory planning (focus groups, future workshop, Delphi etc.). The applied part elaborates on the application of the participatory planning approach and the use of relating tools in a range of regional planning case studies.
Obligatory Courses at the School Level
Obligatory Courses at the Department Level
The Unit of Spatial Planning and Regional Development - SPReD in the School of Rural and Surveying Engineering gives five courses, as follows:
- obligatory courses at the School level – Course on ‘Regional Planning’;
- obligatory courses at the Department level – Course on ‘Economic Geography’; and
- optional courses on:
‘Spatial Policy and Regional Development’;
‘Evaluation in Spatial Planning’; and
‘Theory and Methods of Participatory Planning’.