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KGLM 2055 - Law in Large Metropolis

Type d'enseignement : Lecture alone

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 16

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

In the course we will look at the legal dimensions of urban planning. We will touch upon various types of law and discuss specific examples. Students will be invited to describe a specific legal arrangement in a country of their choice from the perspective of (urban) planning. They will be asked to reflect on the legal dimensions of their field and how law, as a system, interplays with other dimensions (such as the economic and the political) of planning. The course will have a theoretical part and a more practical part in which we will discuss one or more specific cases.


VAN DER VEEN, Menno (Teacher - University of Amsterdam)

Pedagogical format

4 x 4.

Course validation

15 minutes presentation. Students will look into a specific legal arrangement that they will describe and reflect on its meaning for the planning practice in the country.

Required reading

  • Emily Talen, City Rules: How Regulations Affect Urban Form. Washington, D.C, Island Press, 2011
  • Gerald E. Frug, "The City as a Legal Concept", 93 Harvard Law Review, 1057, 1979-1980, p. 1057
  • James A. Kushner (ed.), Comparative Urban Planning Law, Carolina Academic Press, 2003, p. 560
  • OECD, Competitive Cities in the Global Economy, 2006
  • OECD, Administrative organization of metropolitan areas, in Regions at a Glance, 2013