Reflection on planning practices: an important aspect of planning education

R. Beunen, J. Hagens, J. Neuvel

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingAbstract


Planning education often has a strong focus on knowledge, methods, and tools about how to plan. However, spatial planning is also about studying and reflecting on planning practices. The ability to reflect critically on planning practices enhances the students’ capability of understanding planning practices and consequently their ability to choose how to plan in a specific situation. Reflecting on planning requires specific theories, methods and skills that differ from those that focus on how to plan. In 2006 we developed a new course that provides students more insights into the broad range of knowledge useful for reflection on planning practice..
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlanning for the Risk Society. Dealing with Uncertainty, Challenging the Future. Abstracts
EditorsL. Lieto
Place of PublicationNapoli
PublisherGiannini Editore
ISBN (Print)9788874313693
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventXXI AESOP Conference, Napoli, Italy -
Duration: 11 Jul 200714 Jul 2007


ConferenceXXI AESOP Conference, Napoli, Italy


  • physical planning
  • higher education
  • methodology
  • evaluation


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