Urban, regional or spatial planning is a contentious task with different stakeholders pursuing different aims and having different values. Students studying for a degree in spatial planning therefore should be given opportunities to experience multidimensional and multidiscursive situations to enable them to learn to work with the openendedness that is entailed in planning for an unknown future. The author suggests that the university itself with its local, national and international linkages, and its analogue and digital presence represents a cameo for the challenges of planning in the 21st century. As such planning the university – which is always in the making - is an undervalued but most suitable case and resource for planning educators.
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