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Bridging academia and practice

Bell, SJ; (2012) Bridging academia and practice. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Urban Design and Planning , 165 (DP4) 201 - 202. 10.1680/udap.11.00034. Green open access

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Abstract

Urban planning and design are both professional and academic disciplines. Relations between academia and the professions are rarely straightforward. Do universities exist primarily to provide basic training to prepare new graduates for the world of work, or to push the boundaries of thinking beyond currently accepted professional wisdom? Are academics leading or following practitioners? Do professional demands constrain or inspire critical and creative teaching and research? These were some of the questions addressed at a round table of academics, practitioners and ‘pracademics’ hosted by Urban Design and Planning at the recent World Planning Schools Congress in Perth, Western Australia (4–8 July 2011).

Type: Article
Title: Bridging academia and practice
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1680/udap.11.00034
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/udap.11.00034
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © ICE Publishing, All Rights Reserved.
Keywords: education & training; planning and scheduling; research & development
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1378348
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