The main objective of this course is to provide a comprehensive understanding of current regional development problems, both in developed and developing countries, and the formulation of appropriate development plans to resolve these problems. The course will introduce principles, methods and techniques in regional development planning. The evolution of concepts and theories and the various strategies adopted by different countries in regional planning will be examined. The course aims to provide training in the formulation of regional development plans to solve specific regional problems. The course consists of lectures, workshops, student assignments, and classroom presentations.

Course topics include: Introduction to regional planning; the concept of regionalization; Strategies and approaches to regional planning; the experience of developing countries; and New challenges.