BSc Minor Regional Development and Planning (WURDP) / BSc

Profile

Spatial and regional planning is a topical issue. Many policy decisions contain a spatial or regional aspect. This is true for the decision making processes both in developed countries and in developing countries alike. In regional planning the collection of reliable spatial data is an important issue.
Therefore this BSc minor starts with the course Introduction Geo-information Science and Graphics (Period 4), which aims at understanding and applying the basic concepts of geographical information science. This subject is followed by a general introduction to regional and spatial economics (ECH-21306, Period 5, morning). Like ECH-21306 the necessary geo-information tools (GRS-20806) are taught in Period 5 (afternoon).
The BSc minor is concluded in by a course in regional strategic planning (LUP-33306, Period 6), which is a practical course focusing at methods and techniques to support strategic planning processes at the regional level.

Learning Outcomes

- explain the spatial and regional aspects of economics;
- understand and apply the basic concepts of geographical information science;
- demonstrate a detailed theoretical and methodological understanding of the development of projective and prospective regional scenario's and related plans with a long-term horizon;
- understand and apply the ArcGIS software package.

BSc Minor Coordinator

Prof. dr W.J.M. Heijman
Phone: 0317-(4)83450
Email: wim.heijman@wur.nl

Target Group

This minor assumes knowledge of economics at introductory level. Therefore, this minor is interesting for students in the following BSc programmes: BBC, BEB, BIN, BTO, BBN, BGM, BMW, BTC and BVG.

Components of the BSc Minor

http://www.minors.wur.nl