LUP-30806 Studio Participative Planning


Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Group work4
Excursion (one day)24
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. WGM van der Knaap
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. WGM van der Knaap
C Rot
Examiner(s)dr. ir. WGM van der Knaap

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

LUP-20306 Planning and research Methods

Continuation courses:

LUP- 37312 Studio Strategic Planning


In this course students make a design for a spatial plan (focusing on implementation) on a local scale, in a complex spatial context with different stakeholders. The plan must address the present spatial problems in the area. In this course the students have to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills from previous courses. The students are confronted with a vision for the long-term future of the area, which consistently has to be operationalised in the successive phases of the course. The main phases are:
- analysis of patterns, processes and stakeholders;
- a first proposal for a spatial plan, including a participation process;
- a further elaboration of arrangement and construction for a part of the area;
- calculation of impacts and an economic evaluation of the measures proposed.
Those phases are finished with oral and written presentations, including maps.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- carry out an analysis of the physical and social dimensions of the landscape and its development;
- select and apply planning methods in a project on local scale;
- analyse the consequences of alternative choices for different stakeholders in society;
- develop within a team a local-scale plan, that addresses social, economic and/or ecological problems with a high degree of complexity, within a specific social and physical context and given a specific planning task;
- present a plan addressing a complex problem in a clear and convincing manner;
- design and plan his/her own learning path, based on continuous evaluation upon personal knowledge, skills and performance.


- practical assignments (individual as well as in groups);
- written, oral and poster presentations;
- field excursions (participation is obligatory).


The student will be assessed on the basis of:
- his/her completion of the different practical exercises (individual as well as group results) and his/her activities during the group processes;
- a personal evaluation based on a weighted average of the student's individual and group results over the different phases (number of phases depends on the topic and problem statement; this will differ each year);
- the students are asked to gather their personal experiences, including individual contributions to the group work, during the course in a separate reflection document (which is not graded).
Each of the different phases will be graded separately. Compensation from separate results is offered in the final grading of the course. For a successful completion of course, the average grade has to be a minimum of 5.50. More detailed information will be provided in the course guide.


Selected scientific papers and secondary literature.

Compulsory for: BLPLandscape Architecture and PlanningBScB: Spec. B - Spatial Planning6WD