Course syllabus URO - Regional Sustainable Development (FRDIS - SS 2013/2014)

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Course code: URO
Course title in Czech:
Regional Sustainable Development
Course title in English:
Regional Sustainable Development
SS 2013/2014
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (5 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes: full-time, 3/0 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
master; master continuing
Course type:
Type of delivery: usual, consulting
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
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Language of instruction:
Course supervisor:
prof. Ing. Ilja Vyskot, CSc.
Course supervising department:
Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies
Bc. Ing. Ivana Karberová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Ing. Alice Kozumplíková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Ing. Helena Lorencová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
prof. Ing. Ilja Vyskot, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
SBZ and not Regional Sustainable Development in EN
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
Students will be able to understand the issue of sustainable regional development after passing this course - especially in the areas of strategic resources (energy, transport), natural resources (components of the environment, landscape and sustainable agriculture), in nature and landscape protection in relation to the development of regions. Furthermore, gain knowledge and understanding of the social aspects of regional development (tourism, recreation, etc.), industry and policy related to regional development. Critical thinking skills of students, the ability of professional discussion and the expressing their views on a wide range of issues related to sustainable development of regions will be practically supported by chosen way of coaching.
Course content:
1.Sustainable Regional Development - from starting points, strategy and concept through policy and administration to the specific management (allowance 3/3)
Strategic resources for Sustainable Regional Development - sustainable energy and transport (allowance 3/3)
Natural resources for Sustainable Regional Development -- basic environment and landscape components, sustainable agriculture (allowance 3/3)
Nature and landscape protection in sustainable regional development - strategy, concept, management, experience (allowance 3/3)
5.Social aspects of sustainable regional development - tourism, recreation, leisure activities (allowance 3/3)
Sustainable regional development - environmental management systems, environmental audits, waste management, information technology (allowance 3/3)
Economics and policy of sustainable regional development - evaluation and quantification of natural resources (allowance 3/3)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
consultation28 h
28 h
preparation for regular assessment
42 h
elaboration of reports
42 h
140 h
Assessment methods:
The successful assessment of the course is conditional on the participation in the lecture and consultancy blocks. It is required to draw up seven seminar papers (protocols) of at least two sides on selected topics according to the lectured blocks. Seminar work should demonstrate the gained knowledge from the lectured topics; the ability to specify the problem and to propose its solutions for sustainable development in the individual region. The completion and final evaluation of the course is based on these results from each part of the course (the participation in the lecture and consultancy blocks and the level of evaluated seminar papers).
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
NOVÁČEK, P. Udržitelný rozvoj. 2nd ed. 430 p. ISBN 978-80-244-2795-9.
VAŠKO, M. Cestovní ruch a regionální rozvoj. 1st ed. Praha: Vysoká škola ekonomická v Praze, 2002. 95 p. ISBN 80-245-0445-6.
STARZYCZNÁ, H. et al. Exogenní a endogenní faktory regionálního rozvoje - zhodnocení empirických zkušeností a teoretických přístupů k pólům rozvoje. Karviná: Slezská univerzita v Opavě, Obchodně podnikatelská fakulta v Karviné, 2005. 343 p. ISBN 80-7248-337-4.
CAPELLO, R. -- NIJKAMP, P. Handbook of regional growth and development theories. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 529 p. ISBN 978-1-84980-084-6.
HEŘMANOVÁ, E. -- CHROMÝ, P. et al. Kulturní regiony a geografie kultury: kulturní reálie a kultura v regionech Česka. 1st ed. Praha: ASPI, 2009. 348 p. ISBN 978-80-7357-339-3.
PIKE, A. -- RODRÍGUEZ-POSE, A. -- TOMANEY, J. Local and regional development. New York: Routledge, 2006. 310 p. ISBN 978-0-415-35717-3.
BLAIR, J P. -- CARROLL, M C. Local economic development: analysis, practices, and globalization. 2nd ed. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2009. 313 p. ISBN 978-1-4129-6483-8.
COOKE, P. -- PICCALUGA, A. Regional development in the knowledge economy. Abingdon: Routledge, 2006. 279 p. ISBN 978-0-415-57863-9.
HUBÍK, S. Sociální konstrukce rozvoje regionu. Teoretická a metodologická východiska. 1st ed. Brno: MSD, s r.o., 2006. 102 p. 1. ISBN 80-86633-73-X.
The sustainability of rural systems: geographical interpretations. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 280 p. ISBN 1-4020-0513-X.
MALINOVSKÝ, J. -- SUCHÁČEK, J. Velký anglicko-český slovník vysvětlující pojmy regionálního rozvoje a regionální politiky Evropské unie = [Big English-Czech dictionary of regional development and the EU regional policy. 1st ed. Ostrava: VŠB - Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2006. 956 p. ISBN 80-248-1117-0.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study C-RD-SEDR Socioeconomic and environmental development of regions, full-time form, initial period WS 2013/2014
Course listed in previous semesters:
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Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 02/03/2014.

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