Course Description

Course Name

Regional Planning

Session: VSOS3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course provides a thorough and balanced overview of regional development theories and practices. This course introduces the traditional regional development theories/practices as well as the new regional development theories/practices in the context of globalization. In particular, in this course, we analyze the impact of globalization on regional development and identify states and transnational corporations the two key actors in the multiple processes of restructuring and institutionalization towards the global economy. This course aims at gaining a solid understanding of the economic, political, and technological processes that are creating global shifts in economic activity and affecting local communities (local places, people and industries) in highly uneven ways. From a viewpoint of policy analysis, this course attempts to seek alternative ways of regional development in the global era.

Peter Dicken (2011) Global Shift: Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy. (6th edition) New York: Guilford Publications
Other Reading Materials

*Course content subject to change