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D – The role of professional ethics in urban planning

This part critically reviews and discusses the role of professional ethics within urban planning practice and confronts students with common ethical dilemmas faced in day-to-day planning work. It also introduces them to some innovative approaches for reinforcing and expanding a sense of professional ethics in urban planning.

Key questions: what is professional ethics, what do ethical standards for urban planners cover and how does this related to corruption issues; how are these standards developed and enforced in different countries, which gaps and which promising paths for future development exist