LUP-11803 Studio Planning Basics


Studiepunten 3.00

Problem-based learning12
Field Practical42
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. R Beunen
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. R Beunen
Examiner(s)ir. JPA van Nieuwenhuize

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

LUP-11303 Introduction Landscape Architecture and Planning: Theory; LUP-12306 Integrated Studio: the Metropolitan Landscape

Continuation courses:

LUP-22806 Spatial Planning Theory and Methodology


Planning Studio I is a continuation course of Integrated Studio: The metropolitan Landscape (LUP-12306). This studio offers the students the opportunity to discover the characteristic features of spatial planning and to get some experience with a real social-spatial problem of a region in the Netherlands. The exercise focuses on regional and local scale level for the spatial planning process. During the studio the students have to work in the area to make an inventory, interviews and observations. The existing situation as well as developments have to be described and analyzed. In order to develop a strategic plan for the long term and a package of short-term actions, the students also have to communicate with stakeholders and to present and discuss the results of their work.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- identify the most important characteristics of spatial planning;
- interpret and adjust a project assignment;
- describe and analyze the existing spatial organization of activities and clarify the landscape knowledge required;
- produce a plan for the spatial organization of those activities and elaborate the plan into interventions on different spatial scales and with different time horizons;
- clarify the role of maps and documents in spatial planning;
- communicate with stakeholders, identify their interests and sketch perspectives for the future;
- prepare and give an oral presentation on a planning project including a critical reflection;
- show scientific curiosity.


Instruction lectures, group work, planning and design activities, report writing, presentations and discussions. These activities have to be performed individually or in groups of different amount of students.


The work of the individual student is assessed on the basis of a written evaluation of the successive steps of the process, the content and presentation of the results and his/her contribution to the group work.


A manual for this practical course will be handed out during the first group meeting.

Verplicht voor: BLPLandscape Architecture and PlanningBSc6WD