Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Global economics and planning outcomes

Give an example of where global economics can have a good effect on local planning outcomes, and where the effect can be bad.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Planning processes in Iran

Explain what challenges exist in implementing planning practices in Iran. Include an example.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Rapid population growth in Nigeria

Nigeria’s urban population is expanding rapidly. What are the particular planning issues posed by such an expansion, and give an example of how you might respond to them.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

China and land markets

In 1986 China established land markets. Explain why this was significant in terms of urban design.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Island States and Global Finance

Describe the two main impacts on SIDS in the Pacific resulting from the global financial crisis. Use SIDS&GlobalEconomics2010 paper on Cecil as a guide (note some of the figures are contestable eg tourism’s contribution to GDP).

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Question 6 Australian Planning Part 2

Describe how Australia and New Zealand may be converging in terms of infrastructure decision-making.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Australian Planning Part 1

 Broadly speaking, what characterises urban development in Australia? Do you think New Zealand should more fully adopt some of these characteristics?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Question 4 South Africa's future

What is the outlook for South Africa over the next 30 years, specifically in terms of uplifting the previously disadvantaged?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Question 3 United States private property

In about 100 words, briefly describe the two types of 'takings' in the United States. Do you think there is enough protection for individuals from such takings?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Question 2 United States unregulated planning

The United States could be seen as an example of a country with both heavily regulated and highly unregulated urban development. Discuss what you see as the benefits of both approaches in terms of supporting innovation and sustainability.  

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Question 1 Good Urban Places

In about 100 words, give an example of what you consider to be a well-planned urban area. This could be a local neighbourhood, a central business district, a small rural town – basically anywhere people gather together. Identify where it is, and why you think it works as a public space.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Welcome to Comparative Planning for 2012. Please access course information via Cecil. The first question for this blog will be posted shortly.