Regional and Urban Planning

Year
3
Academic year
2019-2020
Code
01005558
Subject Area
Urbanism, Transports and Transportation Infrastructures
Language of Instruction
Portuguese
Other Languages of Instruction
English
Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face
Duration
SEMESTRIAL
ECTS Credits
6.0
Type
Compulsory
Level
1st Cycle Studies

Recommended Prerequisites

Statistical Methods, Engineering Systems.

Teaching Methods

Lectures with the help of audiovisual media where concepts, principles and theories are presented. Practical exercises that meet all the needs of students are solved, with guidelines provided. In TP lectures guidance to solve some practical exercises is provided by professors. The practical classes are also used to support the students’ work on the practical assignments that are considered for grading.

Learning Outcomes

This course aims to provide students with:

- the knowledge of the concepts, methodologies, and fundamental techniques of regional and urban planning,

- understanding of the regional and urban planning processes, and

- capacity to participate effectively in teams of regional and urban planning.

Work Placement(s)

No

Syllabus

- Concept of spatial planning. Spatial planning purposes. Types of territorial systems. Figures local level.

- History of regional planning.

- Methodologies for spatial planning.

- Demographic Analysis. Demographic indicators. Demographic projections: trends extrapolation method, the cohort survival method.

- Socio-economic analysis. Economic indicators. Economic projections: economic base theory model, input-output model. Social indicators.

- Urban analysis. Urban indicators.

- Cost-benefit analysis. Multicriteria analysis.

- Simulation models: application to transportation planning.

- Models of optimization: application to public facilities planning.

- Portuguese urban legislation.

Assessment Methods

Assessment
Exam: 50.0%
Resolution Problems: 50.0%

Bibliography

Acetatos utilizados nas aulas teóricas / Handouts from theoretical lectures

A. Antunes, “Lições de Planeamento Regional e Urbano – Texto de apoio à cadeira de Planeamento Regional e Urbano da Licenciatura de Engenharia Civil da Universidade de Coimbra”, 2006.

P. Hall, “Urban and Regional Planning”, Routledge, London, UK, 1992.

H. Amstrong & J. Taylor, “Regional Economics and Policy”, Harvester Wheatsheaf, Hemel Hempstead, UK, 1993.

J. Ortúzar & L. Willumsen, “Modelling Transport”, Wiley, Chichester, 1994.

G. Chadwick, “A System View of Planning: Towards a Theory of the Urban and Regional Planning Process”, Pergamon, Oxford, UK, 1971.