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Hello everyone!

Is someone studying in a field related to Urban Planning and/or Sustainable Cities?
I have applied for such courses and I would like to know what is it like to study these fields in the UK, especially regarding the planning pf Green Infrastructure, which really interests me.

✨Thank you✨
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Depending on your university, studying urban planning is quite theoretical and academic. You will be learning about the different schools of thought, such as neoliberalism, and what planning means and how it should be practised. The emergence of the planning system in 1947 and its change over time, with a particular focus on politics. Analysing the current approach to planning and whether it is fit for purpose, looking at the Localism Act 2011. Also, opportunities to do planning law, regeneration, urban design, rural planning, heritage conservation and more. In regards to sustainability, you may be reviewing the National Planning Policy Framework looking at what it means for development or considering the different sustainable options for water, waste, infrastructure and energy for example. If you have a particular interest in green infrastructure you can specialise in it for your dissertation.

Studying urban planning covers various topics such as geography, architecture, politics, law and economics. If you are looking for more information on urban planning, many lecturers recommend the book 'Town and Country Planning in the UK' (Cullingworth et al, 2014). The course requires a lot of critical thinking but it is very interesting.
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Thank you very much for your answer 😊 I have read some of the Planning Policy Frameworks of the country, and other related documents, including the 25 Year Action Plan for Environment and the ENCA guidelines. It was very informative. Thanks,
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