Spatial Development Planning
12th June 2013
The Intensive Programme in Ankara, building links across European universities.
Sustainable Places Research Fellow, Dr Abid Mehmood has returned from Ankara, where he was leading the Cardiff team at an Erasmus Intensive Programme at the Middle East Technical University (METU). More than 40 students and 15 staff members from across Europe took part in this intensive 2 weeks pedagogical programme of strategic policy and practice work. The programme looked at the recent urban transformation and regeneration works in the Ankara Citadel and Dikmen Valley areas. Fieldwork was carried out and recommendations have been made for effective strategic planning and policy measures on these sites through various spatial planning and governance instruments.
Now in its thirteenth year, the European Spatial Development Planning network organises the Intensive Programme (IP) on Spatial Development Planning. Held at partner institutions and funded by the Erasmus-Lifelong Learning Programme, the IP offers a unique opportunity to students and teachers from the partner universities to meet and study contemporary planning issues and practice in different European contexts.
In 2013 the IP was hosted by the Department of City and Regional Planning, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2-14 April.