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This paper reflects on the ongoing debate between theory and practice in planning, using the example of South Africa. Based on survey responses, it discusses how planning education in South Africa is perceived to prepare students for practice. While we acknowledge that the majority of respondents view their planning education positively, the results reveal challenges regarding the practical application of theory, especially in the case of land-use management. We then respond to calls for contextualised practices of knowing, emphasising the ‘local’ in planning education so that theory and practice can be combined across contexts.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the South African National Research Fund under [Grant 105399]; United Kingdom Economic Social Research Council under [Grant ES/P00198X/1].
© 2020, © 2020 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
- planning education
- South Africa
- planning practice
- planning theory
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
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The appropriateness, usefulness and impact of the current urban planning curriculum in South African Higher Education
Beazley, M., Andres, L. & Jones, P.
1/02/17 → 30/07/20
Project: Research Councils