Making the world’s growing cities healthy, attractive and sustainable is an exceptional challenge. Lund University, located in the dynamic Copenhagen–Malmö region, is a global leader in balancing urban economic growth and environmental development and offers superb resources for studying the diverse aspects of sustainability and design. The Master’s programme in Sustainable Urban Design at the School of Architecture has a globally well-established reputation for developing a humanistic urban design that promotes liveability, community building and social sustainability. Drawing on best practices and advanced research into, the Master’s programme produces highly skilled professionals capable of meeting the challenges of sustainable urban design as productive, successful individuals who are creative, insightful and intellectually skilled in their approach to the profession and their practice.
Theoretical learning is supported by hands-on projects aiming to find solutions to real-world issues. The programme features international collaboration workshops, where professionals and students from architecture, landscape architecture and urban design from around the world gather to discuss and design proposals for a given sustainable urban design challenge.
The objectives of the Master’s programme are:
to offer a broad education, covering the most important aspects of sustainability-related to urban design.
to provide students with the skills to manifest specific social, economic and environmental intentions in physical form through urban design.
Sustainable Urban Recycling (15 credits)
Urban Recycling – Theory and Methods (7.5 credits)
Urban Quality and Urban Form (7.5 credits)
Sustainable Urban Dynamics (15 credits)
Urban Dynamics – Theory and Tendencies (7.5 credits)
Master’s degree project (30 credits)
Architecture as Temporal Landscapes (7.5 credits)
Sustainable Urban Landscape (15 credits)
Sustainable Urban Landscape – Theory and Methods (7.5 credits)
Climate Smart Architecture and Urban Design (7.5 credits)
Landscape Architecture and Gardens (7.5 credits)
Urban Shelter (15 credits)
Urban Shelter – Theory (7.5 credits)
Human Environmental Frames (7.5 credits)
Urban Process (7.5 credits)
After graduating from the programme, you will have the required skills to practise as an urban designer with particular expertise in sustainable urban design. Our graduates are highly sought after on the global job market, and most find positions either in architect offices, government organisations or in further studies at PhD level. The programme’s close ties to professionals active in the field, and to the industry of urban development as a whole, mean that our students are given the opportunity to build a strong initial network that can help to kick-start and develop their careers.