Analysis of The Planning Education in the Light of the Contemporary Trends in Planning

Husar, Husar, Milan
Varis, Sila Ceren
Ondrejicka, Vladimir
This paper examines the way the planning education is taught and examines the recent trends in the curricula of planning education institutions. The introduction of changing economic systems and planning in the field of education is discussed against these changes. Additionally, the evolution in the planner's role and how it affects the planning education is discussed. The paper is addressing trends and challenges the countries and their planning changes are facing in 21st century. The trends such as increasing globalization, fuzziness of spatial structures and their borders, complexity and uncertainty and the growing interconnectedness of the world are discussed. Another aim is to prepare a common ground, a platform at the university level for scientific cooperation in the field of planning. This study aims at examining the situation of planning in the contemporary world. The identified challenges include the need for more flexibility in planning and planning education, the emergence of innovations and creativity in planners and planning projects, the necessity of promoting soft skills while keeping the existing technical nature of planning and lastly, the need for more interdisciplinary work. The final part of the paper is discussing the future planning education and recommendations on how the schools of planning should reflect these changes.


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H. Husar, S. C. Varis, and V. Ondrejicka, “Analysis of The Planning Education in the Light of the Contemporary Trends in Planning,” 2017, vol. 95, p. 052005, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: