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Whatever you do every single day, planning is there. The building you leave, the street you walk on, the air you breathe, the method of transport you use, the things you see and do are all influenced by spatial planning.

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Roads, rail lines, wind farms, landfill, houses, factories, monuments, squares and anything else physical that is constructed, knocked down or changed requires planning. These things need to be designed in a certain way, located in a certain area and built to a certain standard. This is where planning comes in. Planning influences every decision during the design, construction and management of physical structures. Planners are the people who say whether these things even get built.

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Social Planning is the planning for people. Waste DisSustainable CulForward Thinking Areas cannot simply be developed without putDevelopment posal turalfor the people ting facilities in place to cater Schools/Creches Fa- there. Such fawho will live, work or socialise ciliShcilities includeWater schools, hospitals, power supply Neigh Supply ties and open space. ops Sports FaciliColleges Thisbourvital infrastructure is a requirement which planners mustties foresee. They then decide hoods through careful thought and organisation Predictions Public Participation where these facilities should be situated and Real Communities how many people they should cater for.





What About Transport Planning? How we move about is one of the strongest influences on our lives. Transport planning helps ensure this movement is done as pleasantly, cheaply and of course as quickly as possible through road layout design, cycling infrastructure implementation and public transport improvements as well as through pedestrian friendly design.

Urban Design Urban design is one of the most interesting elements of planning and is essentially a combination of physical, social and transport planning. Planners help to design and create sustainable urban areas, pleasant to live work or relax in.

Bolton Street, where the course is taught is in the Dublin city.



Small classes mean you will learn more, make friends quicker and have a real


DIT has some of the best lecturers in the


a number of

which lecture in spatial planning.

Great societies support student enjoyment and are a great way to get involved. There’s even a


MENTAL society.

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Qualification awarded: BSc Spatial Planning Level 8 Duration of programme: 4 years Type of programme: Honours Degree Number of places: 40 approx. This innovative programme leads to an honours degree and is about learning to interpret scientific, technical and design data and applying it to formulate policies and programmes.

Spatial Planning graduates will be equipped to contribute to the preparation of regional, county and urban development plans, to the preparation and evaluation of environmental impact assessments, to assessing planning applications and to the formulation and implementation of community development and rural resource management programmes.

Spatial Planning graduates find employment as planners in local authorities, in private sector planning consultancies, construction and property development companies, the semi state sector and in retail. Aspects of such work include production of development plans, assessment of planning applications, environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental impact assessment.

There are opportunities to study abroad through the ERASMUS Programme. It is possible to spend one or two semesters abroad in either the second or third year of the DT106 Programme. Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may have access to a range of Masters Degrees in DIT and elsewhere, including abroad, in Higher Education.

Further Information: T: 01 402 3745 (Henk van der Kamp) T: 01 402 3610 (Conor Norton) T: 01 402 3742 (School Office) E: E: E: W: W: W: W:

On a personal note I can honestly say this field of study is one of the most interesting, educational and relevant to today’s world. I have learned an incredible amount in my four years about our country and the rest of the world. I have loved every moment in DIT and will leave with some great memories and some equally great friends. I highly recommend spatial planning and DIT to anybody. Michael Barry

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