Department of Sociology and Communication
Programme: Regionális és környezeti gazdaságtan MSc (angol nyelven) 2019/20/1 félévtől
Subject Role: Kötelező
Recommended semester: 4
Programme: Regionális és környezeti gazdaságtan 2016/17/1 félévtől TAVASZI kezdés
Subject Role: Kötelező
Recommended semester: 3
The aim of the course is to introduce students into the socio-political and institutional framework and basis of local development. We will examine the economic, political-governmental and institutional and cultural factors, their effect on local decision making, relations between the various levels of territorial/regional governmental decision making as well as examine the most important policy areas in EU context. We will apply a comparative, interdisciplinary and sustainable local development approach with introducing international case studies from various regions and countries and widen the scope to interdisciplinary subjects and topic in the field of sustainable local/urban development, such as community governance, participatory decision making, social capital, socio-cultural innovation, social economy and social enterprises, urban renewal, urban green, sustainable water management and energy usage, sustainable rural communities, urban-rural coexistence and regional development etc
- Socio-political, economic and cultural theoretical basis, interrelations of urban and local development;
- International, global political-economic context, governmental systems
- Systematic and holistics local development
- International and EU project based good practices
- plan and organize independent learning,
- comprehend and use the professional literature of the topic,
- identifying urban development problems and find the way of their solution,
- to carry out participative and gamified local/urban planning.
- open to the knowledge of innovative urban development,
- collaborate with their instructors and fellow students during the learning process,
- gain knowledge and information for the best practical solutions,
- recognize the opportunities offered by integrated, participative and gamified planning.
Autonomy and responsibility
- are open to accept reliable critical remarks,
- can consider the risks of development decisions,
- understand the weight and significance of responsibility and assess the consequences of decisions.
Methodology of teaching
Lectures, oral and written, individual and team tasks in class and at home.
Materials supporting learning
- A tantárgy elvégzéshez szükséges oktatási anyagok, szakirodalom a kurzus moodle-oldaláról érhető el a hallgatóknak (edu.gtk.bme.hu).
- Lecture and compulsory reading materials will be up-loaded in e-format into the BME GTK Moodle (edu.gtk.bme.hu).
- Aktuális szakirodalmi lista a féléves tematikában
- Literature in the actual syllabus
Assessment of the learning outcomes described under 2.2. is based on the completion of all the required course work.
Performance evaluation methods
Home assignments and course participation, activity are accounted.
Proportion of performance evaluations performed during the diligence period in the rating
- Theory: 60
- Practice: 40
- Total: 100
Proportion of examination elements in the rating
Correction and retake
According to the BME regulation, re-take exam possibility (in case of certified absence).
Study work required to complete the course
|Work type||Amount of work hours|
|homework, other in-class tasks||20|
|prep. for midterm and final exam||40|
Approval and validity of subject requirements
Topics discussed during the semester
Introduction and basic concepts ; Development, local development, regional development ; Socio-cultural embeddedness of local development ; Political embeddedness of local development, government & governance; Comparative local development in the EU context and policies ; Participatory decision making, planning and gamification in local development ; Social economy, social capital and sustainable rural communities ; Socio-cultural innovations in sustainable local/urban development ; Smart cities and governance ;Sustainable water management & energy efficient local/urban development
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Lecturers participating in teaching