SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code MHK421211
Module Leader Malawi Ngwira
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Construction and Surveying
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge


Summary of Content

This module will review the range of policies, planning mechanisms and techniques that contribute to urban regeneration in the UK. It will include case studies of small, medium and large scale interventions in the UK and overseas.


Key features of urban regeneration activity Regenerations policy background The planning mechanisms and techniques used in urban regeneration The urban regeneration process, the role of property and the role of property professionals Regeneration plans and themes Resourcing regeneration - Public / private partnerships Measures to develop market capacity Measures to stimulate market demand Legal procedures to regulate markets Managing and delivering regeneration projects Monitoring and evaluating urban regeneration projects Sustainable urban regeneration in practice: Case studies from the UK and the rest of the world

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:Assess the potential of a site/area for regeneration (A3, A6, B2, B3, B6)Assess the effects of urban regeneration policies and initiatives on the development of property (A3, A4, A6, B6, C1, C2, C3, D1, D3, D11)Understand the theory and practice of urban regeneration (A1, A2, A5, B1, D1)Evaluate the real estate opportunities and challenges for landowners and developers within urban regeneration initiatives (A2, A3, A4, A5, B2, B5, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6, D1, D2)Explain the role of development surveyors and environmental specialists in urban regeneration projects (B5, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, D7, D8, D9, D10, D14)Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of regeneration initiatives (D6, D11, D12, D13)Analyse the relationship between urban regeneration and the sustainability agenda (A3, A6, B1, B2, B3, B5, C1, C2, C3, C6, D1, D2, D3, D6, D7, D12, D13, D14)

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Lectures provide basic theoretical concepts which will be complemented by tutorials and site visits. The module Assignments form a major component of the module allowing application of theory to practice. Learning and teaching strategies will be developed and implemented appropriate to students' needs to enable all students to participate fully in the module.

Indicative Reading

Books: Essential Reading Tallon, A (2010) Urban Regeneration in the UK, Routledge Rodgers, R (1998) Cities for a Small Planet, Faber Supportive Reading James, P and Evans, J. (2008) Urban Regeneration in the UK. SAGE Publications Ltd Keeping, M and Shiers, D.E. (2004) Sustainable Property Development. Blackwell Rodgers, R and Power, A (2000) Cities for a Small Country. Faber Rydin, Y (2003) Urban and Environmental Planning in the UK. Palgrave MacMillan Journals Journal of Environmental Planning and Management Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal Planning Practice and Research Planning Theory and Practice Town and Country Planning Urban Studies Weekly Publication Regeneration and Renewal (available in the BNE Periodicals) Websites www.scotland.gov.uk www.ads.org.uk www.cabe.org.uk www.rics.org.uk www.rtpi.org.uk

Transferrable Skills

Problem solving (D1, D2, D3) Communication skills (D9, D14) Research skills (D1, D2, D6, D7, D10, D11, D13) Presentation skills (D9, D14) Debating skills (D1, D2, D3, D6, D7, D9, D10, D14) Independent working (D7)

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FDL) 24.00
Independent Learning (PT) 140.00
Tutorials (FDL) 12.00
Lectures (FT) 24.00
Independent Learning (FDL) 140.00
Lectures (PT) 24.00
Assessment (PT) 24.00
Tutorials (PT) 12.00
Independent Learning (FT) 140.00
Assessment (FDL) 24.00
Tutorials (FT) 12.00
Assessment (FT) 24.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 2 0.00 60.00 n/a Report: investigation of current regeneration issue up to 3000 words.
Coursework 1 0.00 40.00 n/a Report: Case Study Analysis up to 2000 words