READING LISTS and advance reading
Please note that the information below only applies to the MSc European Spatial Planning and Regional Development programmes!
We recommend that all students to read and study the following short texts before the programme starts since it will be of great help to you and make it easier to follow the classes and lectures from the start. This is especially important if you are from outside the EU and/or do not have a degree (or a major) in urban/regional planning, European studies, regional studies or similar.
Fontaine, Pascal (2006) Europe in 12 lessons (pdf-document)
(This text is also available in a number of different languages on the website)
Europe in 12 lessons (website)
The EU at a glance (website)
Articles in Wikipedia:
'Spatial Planning': http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spatial_planning
'Lisbon Strategy': http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisbon_Strategy
'European Spatial Development Perspective': http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Spatial_Development_Perspective
Literature - Buy in Advance
The following book is a study skills guide that we recommend for students whose first language is not English and who have not studied in English at a higher level before. The book is especially suitable for students who have not studied at Western European (or US) universities before since it includes a lot of useful information on learning skills and university life. The book is not compulsory but recommended.
Lewis, Marilyn & Hayo Reinders (2003) Study Skills for Speakers of English as a Second Language. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN: 1-4039-0026-4.
Literature - buy when you are here
At the start of the programme, you will receive a final list of required reading. You also have the opportunity to buy the books from us at cost-price.