a comparative study of two planning systems. It is expected that you apply the c

a comparative study of two planning systems. It is expected that you apply the comparative approach to International Planning Policy and Practice we discussed in class, critically comparing the salient features of two planning systems and delving into the underlying forces and factors shaping the features. To enhance the understanding of these systems, students will also be asked to make reference to the planning system in Hong Kong (or your own country). The essay aims to help achieve the overarching aim of the course: which balance of government intervention and market freedom produces the optimal economic, social and spatial outcomes.