“Sheppard and Smith provide a clear, accessible and friendly guide to studying to become a planner, with great tips, insight and advice – including what employers will be looking for and the importance of lifelong learning”
- Michael Harris, Deputy Head of Policy and Research, Royal Town Planning Institute
“If you are thinking of studying town and country planning at university, this book tells you what to expect and how to succeed”
- Cliff Hague, Emeritus Professor of Heriot-Watt University and Past President of the Royal Town Planning Institute
Study Skills for Town and Country Planning is a basic introduction to studying planning, a ‘how to’ for students to develop a relevant skill set to succeed in their degree, and a guide to applying those skills in a very practical and diverse workplace.
Clearly written and accessible, the book includes:
Up-to-date case studies, providing real examples of applying the relevant tools and techniques covered in the book; Practical activities, such as preparing and practising presentations and drafting short reports; ‘Tips for Success’; Suggestions for further reading; a Glossary explaining new terms.
This student-focused guide provides an introduction to the study skills associated with town and country planning for anyone considering or already studying a planning related course.
Adam Sheppard is a senior lecturer in the Department of Planning and Architecture at the University of the West of England.
Nick Smith is a senior lecturer in the Department of Planning and Architecture at the University of the West of England.
Part 1: Studying in Higher Education
- Chapter 1: Town Planning and Society
- Chapter 2: Studying Town and Country Planning at University
- Chapter 3: Finding and using Information
Part 2: Study Skills for Town and Country Planning
- Chapter 4: Time Management
- Chapter 5: Leadership and Team-Working
- Chapter 6: Engagement and Negotiation
- Chapter 7: Spatial Analysis
- Chapter 8: Understanding Plans and Drawings (by James Burch)
- Chapter 9: Giving Presentations
- Chapter 10: Presenting your Work
- Chapter 11: Reports and Essay writing
- Chapter 12: Writing a Dissertation
Part 3: Planning Practice