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Course module: 202000072
Area Development
Course infoSchedule
Course module202000072
Credits (ECTS)0
Course typeModule name
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact J. Vinke - de Kruijf
Contactperson for the course J. Vinke - de Kruijf
Academic year2022
Starting block
RemarksModule 7 B-CE
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Module consists of the study units
Module 7, Area Development, consists of several module parts, every part has its own learning objectives. The Module overview is given below:
Name module element Code
1.Practical GIS 202000073
2.Economic Assessment 202000074
3.Spatial Policy and Law 202000075
4.Stakeholder Analysis and Management 202000076
5. Project Area Development 202000077
Module description
Learning goals:

At the end of this module, you are able to formulate a policy advice how to best re(develop) an urban area (allocation of functions and process management) on the basis of: (i) a comprehensive analysis of the existing situation and future developments; (ii) an integrated assessment of societal costs and benefits as well as the impacts on water, transport, and other societal functions; (iii) while taking into account the legal, policy and stakeholder context as well as the need to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
The specific learning objectives of this module are:
  • Formulate a strategy and vision for the area on the basis of a comprehensive analysis of the existing situation and future developments;
  • Apply prior knowledge about actor analysis to an area development project;
  • Assess the impact and influence of area development on civil engineering, most notably water and transport, and vice versa;
  • Understand how climate change mitigation and adaptation impacts area development;
  • Use and apply geo-information systems (GIS) to conduct a spatial analysis;
  • Develop a basic understanding of social costs-benefits analysis and apply these insights to assess the costs and benefits of an area development project;
  • Develop and justify a functional design for area development that aligns with your strategy, vision and integrated assessments;
  • Understand and apply legal and policy concepts and instruments that are relevant to area development;
  • Formulate and justify a strategy for managing diverse stakeholders in the design and planning phase of a project;
  • Formulate and present a policy advice for area development.

Content description:
This module provides an interdisciplinary perspective on area development. Students learn how to develop an area with attention for the impacts on water, transport and other spatial functions, the energy transition and adaptation to climate change and taking into account the stakeholder, policy and legal context, and societal costs and benefits. The module includes four subjects and one integrated project. Each subject (practical GIS, spatial policy & law, economic assessment and stakeholder analysis & management) is assessed in an individual (digital) exam. In the project, students apply their knowledge about these subjects and additional themes to a real-life case.
Module 7
Participating study
Bachelor Civil Engineering
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