Educating planners in Europe: A review of 21st century study programmes - Publikacja - MOST Wiedzy


Educating planners in Europe: A review of 21st century study programmes


Education for urban, regional and spatial planning has become a regular subject throughout most European nations; this can be attributed in part to European policies promoting planning and spatially balanced development, but also to the recognition that planning can support sustainability. Nevertheless, there is lingering and justifiable concern about the status, profile and recognition of planning as a profession in its own right with the result that planning and planning education remain contested territories in academia. Conceptions of planning differ between countries and over time. The array of different planning cultures and associated educational models and pedagogies that traditionally have coexisted in Europe mean that education for planning can be either very visible or leading a shadow existence being embedded in programmes of other disciplines. While planning education provision customarily has been shaped by changes in planning practice paradigms and the profession, in 21st century Europe the provision is also influenced by European integration policies, the Bologna process and powerful transformations affecting the higher education sector writ large. This review seeks to advance our understanding of the complex dynamics at work, which to date have been only partially explored in the literature, by taking stock of the current state-of-play of planning education provision in Europe. Aside from examining the factors influencing planning education in Europe, an inventory of planning education programmes available throughout the member states of the Council of Europe was developed to quantify the provision as a critical first step. Figures indicate a substantial increase in the number of programmes when compared to limited historical data. Data also suggest an underdeveloped provision for education in planning in about ten per cent of European countries. Country case studies with historically differing planning cultures and education provision, i.e., Spain, Portugal, Finland, Poland, Slovakia, the United Kingdom and Switzerland are used to compare and explore trends and developments (e.g., in respect to programme structure, curriculum content and focus, professional conceptions, specialisms) in detail. Findings demonstrate, both, an enduring power of national preferences and traditions but also some emerging commonalities.


  • 5 1


  • 0

    Web of Science

  • 6 1


Autorzy (8)

  • Zdjęcie użytkownika  Andrea Frank

    Andrea Frank

  • Zdjęcie użytkownika dr hab. inż. arch. Izabela Mironowicz

    Izabela Mironowicz dr hab. inż. arch.

    • Wrocław University of Technology Faculty of Architecture
  • Zdjęcie użytkownika  Julia Lourenço

    Julia Lourenço

  • Zdjęcie użytkownika  Teresa Franchini

    Teresa Franchini

  • Zdjęcie użytkownika  Peter Ache

    Peter Ache

  • Zdjęcie użytkownika  Maroš Finka

    Maroš Finka

  • Zdjęcie użytkownika  Bernd Scholl

    Bernd Scholl

  • Zdjęcie użytkownika  Anita Grams

    Anita Grams

Cytuj jako

Pełna treść

pełna treść publikacji nie jest dostępna w portalu

Słowa kluczowe

Informacje szczegółowe

Publikacja w czasopiśmie
artykuły w czasopismach
Opublikowano w:
PROGRESS IN PLANNING nr 91, strony 30 - 94,
ISSN: 0305-9006
Rok wydania:
Opis bibliograficzny:
Frank A., Mironowicz I., Lourenço J., Franchini T., Ache P., Finka M., Scholl B., Grams A.: Educating planners in Europe: A review of 21st century study programmes// PROGRESS IN PLANNING -Vol. 91, (2014), s.30-94
Cyfrowy identyfikator dokumentu elektronicznego (otwiera się w nowej karcie) 10.1016/j.progress.2013.05.001
Politechnika Gdańska

wyświetlono 79 razy

Publikacje, które mogą cię zainteresować

Meta Tagi