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PSU Faculty-Led England: London - Sustainable Policy, Planning, & Property Development (Outgoing Program) Featured
- Locations: London, England; Sheffield, England
- Program Terms: Summer
- Budget Sheets: Summer
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the planning and real estate development systems in England. While it is often assumed because of shared language and close historical ties that the US and England have a similar approach to planning, development regulation, property rights, development finance, and real estate development. Yet in practice, the two systems are quite different. This course will allow students of US urban planning and real estate development to study and learn about and learn from the English system and to begin to acquire a greater appreciation of different planning and development philosophies and approaches.
Beyond a basic understanding of the English system, students will also explore the different approaches to promoting regeneration and sustainability being tried there. This course will explore the national level policies on affordability, livability, and green development; the attempts by local planners to implement these policies; and the reaction of financial interests and developers to these policies. In particular, students will learn about policies aimed at restricting outward urban growth, promoting brownfield redevelopment, and reducing carbon emissions in new developments.
Over the course of a week in Sheffield and London, students will meet with representatives of national government agencies tasked with developing new policies and programs to promote sustainability in the planning and development process, and academics that contribute to the research on and local government officials responsible for implementing these policies and programs. The group will also meet with representatives of the development finance, real estate development, and planning consultation fields who will reflect on how they are responding to these policies and programs. These meetings will be supplemented with tours of recent and ongoing projects.
|Education Abroad Advisor||Hannah Fischer|
|Get Started||Attend an Ed Abroad 101 Session|
|Faculty Leader||Matthew Gebhardt, Urban Studies and Planning|
|Travel Dates||September 1 - September 10, 2018|
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|Required Pre-Departure Meetings||Yes|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Host Country Language||English|
|Housing||Other - Program Provided|
|Class Standing Eligibility||
|Minimum GPA Requirements||Graduate: 3.00
|Language Requirement||No previous language study required|
|Recommended Previous Coursework||For Graduate Students: USP 523 (Real Estate Development 1) or USP 541 (Dynamics of Planning Practice)
For Undergraduate Students: USP 323U
Participants will be required to attend multiple pre-departure orientation/lectures prior to the international travel dates. Additionally, students will be required to meet twice upon return to debrief their learning and submit final assignment(s). Students will earn four USP 510 credits (International Planning and Property Development).
Students who successfully complete this course will be (learning outcomes):
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