Planning Tutorial


This weekly tutorial programme provides an opportunity to explore urban and regional planning issues covered in the URS modules in small group discussion sessions.

The programme involves a combination of class discussion, presentations, local visits, and small-group project work.

We will be exploring planning in action and using local sites to explore some key issues as part of our planning laboratory.


  • 2 hours of small group workshops, seminars including two field visits: Birmingham Eastside and Walsall 


  • The first assignment is a presentation (worth 20%) and an individual project report on the Birmingham Eastside Project (1,500 words) (worth 60%)
  • The second assignment is the group presentation on the Urban Parks Project (worth 20%)

Key skills

  • Group working
  • Presentation skills
  • Project management