UT-34 Community Planning

The Faculty of Urban Planning / Urban Management for Competitive Cities
1st Year, sem 2, 2023-2024 | Compulsory Course | Hours/Week: 1C+1L | ECTS Credits: 3
Course Leader:
conf.dr.arh. Simona Munteanu
Learning outcomes:
The course aims to help students the understanding and conceptualizating of the fundamental notions of community and participatory planning on making decisions concerning urban development.
The focus of this course is on understanding the integrated and innovative tools and theories of community, community power, delegation of decisions and urban planning process.
The program consists of two modules, namely:
• The first consists of introducing the notions of community, participation, planning, governance, government and the links on the process of urban development, and
• The second is focused on implementation experiences and case studies relevant in understanding participatory planning process.
Practical exercises will be based on themes initiated under modules for strategic planning and operational planning related to the target discipline.
Teaching Method:
It is used a combination of traditional methods - display and exemplification - with participative engagement of students.
Examination and tests applied within educational activities. Final note will consist of the average of exams and exercises scores along the way.
*** - FPDL – Manual de planificare participativa – www.fpdl.ro;
*** - Neighbourhood planning – www.rtpi.org.uk/planningaid/;
*** - Banca Mondiala, 2002, ‚World Bank Annual Report. Meeting the Poverty Challenge:The World Bank’s Goals and Strategies’ disponibil la http://www.worldbank.org/html/extpb/2002/chap0100.htm;
*** - Banca Mondială, 2006, The World Bank Participation Sourcebook, accesată la http://www.worldbank.org/wbi/sourcebook/sb0100.htm;
*** - UN Habitat, „Global Report of Human Settlements 2009 – Planning Sustainable Cities”.
BAUM, H. S., 2001, ‘Citizen participation’ în International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Elsevier, pp. 1840 -1846;
BĂDESCU G., USLANER Eric, 2004, ‘Civil society development and democratic values in Romania and Moldova’, East European Politics and Societies, 18/2;
CHAVIS, D, WANDERSMAN, A. 1990, ‚Sense of community in the urban environment: A catalyst for participation and community development’, American Journal of Community Psychology, 18/1, pp. 55-81;
CLEAVER, F., 1999, ‚Paradoxes of participation: questioning participatory approaches to development’, Journal of International Development, 11/4, pp. 597-612;
HAGMANN J, CHUMA E, MURWIRA K & CONNOLLY M. 1999. Putting process into practice: operationalising participatory extension. AgREN Paper 94. London: ODI;
MANSURI, GHAZAALA și VIJAYENDRA Rao, 2004, ‘Community-based and driven development: a critical review’, The World Bank Research Observer, 19:1, pp. 1-40;
MARINETTO M., 2003, ‘Who Wants to be an Active Citizen? The Politics and Practice of Community Involvement’, Sociology, 37(1): pp. 102-120;
OSTROM, E. și RANDALL Calvert și THRAINN Eggertsson, 1990, Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action, Cambridge University Press;
SANDU, D., 2005, Dezvoltare comunitara. Cercetare, practica, ideologie, Polirom, Iasi;
WANDERSMAN, A., FRIEDMANN R., MEIER R., 1987, ‚Who participates, who does not and why?’, Sociological Forum, pp. 534-555;
WELTON, M., 2002, ‚Listening, conflict and citizenship: towards a pedagogy of civil society’, International Journal of Lifelong Education, Vol. 21, Nr. 3 / 01 Mai, pp. 197 – 208.