Masters Programs in Urban Development

Compare 33 Masters Programs in Urban Development

Urban Development

The need for urban development has never been absent since the dawn of civilization. Whichever part of the world it may be, the principles and techniques used by urban developers remain indispensable.

Urban development is the science of creating livable and efficient settlements in both urban and rural areas. To such extent, urban developers are involved in all the steps of planning, building and maintaining habitable communities ranging from small farming towns to sprawling megalopolises. Urban developers take into consideration several key factors, such as population size, economic activity, local customs, geography, weather and so much more. While the needs of different towns and cities around the world differ, a well-rounded master's degree program in urban development should incorporate practices and theories that could be applied in any situation and be used to solve the problems at hand.

Urban developers have been involved in the construction of most, if not all, of the world's marvels from both the ancient times and the contemporary era. From the creation of purpose-built capital cities of Canberra, Australia and Brasília, Brazil, to the implementation of innovative ideas to provide potable water and irrigation to rural villages in Africa; urban developers were there.

Individuals with a Master in Urban Development will find themselves in key roles in these undertakings of historic and monumental proportion. As experts in the science of human settlement, contributions of Master in Urban Development holders are sure to leave a lasting legacy and an indelible impression on generations to come."

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Master of Property Development and Investment

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

This course is designed for both property and real estate investment practitioners, and graduates in related fields who wish to extend their qualifications and expertise in property development and investment. Graduates have a commitment to professionalism in the property and real estate investment sectors. [+]

This course is for property and investment professionals who want to upgrade their qualifications or expertise or for those who wish to enter the property and real estate investment industries. In the first year students develop an understanding of how to balance private and public interests in urban development, how to evaluate real estate assets, and how to assess development feasibility.

Career options include positions in banking and government instrumentalities, real estate finance, property management and development, and real estate investment.

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Mastère Spécialisé ® Manager In Energy Transition Of Urban Systems

University of Technology Troyes - UTT
Campus Full time September 2017 France Troyes

During this Master Spécialisé® Manager of the Energy Transition of Urban Systems, the student will acquire the knowledge of standards and regulations, decisions will include mechanisms that take place in communities, among planners and energy suppliers and learn to implement diagnostics and analyze energy issues. [+]

LEARN TO DEFINE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY POLICY AND BUILD THE SMART-CITIES OF TOMORROW In 2050, an estimated 66% of the world population will be urban. An evolution impacting particularly emerging countries. Increasing urbanization is associated with energy needs rising sharply. How do we manage to reconcile the two? During this Master Spécialisé® Manager of the Energy Transition of Urban Systems, the student will acquire the knowledge standards and regulations in effect, will include decisions mechanisms that take place in communities, among planners and energy suppliers, and learn to implement diagnostics and analyzing energy issues. Finally, it will be able to manage and seeking support to implement energy policies medium and long terms. Real manager the post-carbon cityHe can organize, lead and arbitrate the critical choices facing the urbanizing areas. This program is jointly developed by the University of Technology of Troyes and EPF, which bring the expertise of their researchers, In the domains : sustainable development, environment, territorial approach and digital technologies to UTT urban planning, green building, smart cities and energy for EPF They trust us [...] This type of training seems to us perfectly relevant to the needs of the labor market and in particular with the need to offer potential well-trained professionals to network technologies, energy transition and urban systems. [...] [...] Students who complete this course will have a comprehensive approach to issues of the energy transition, especially in the field of housing, and a deepening of the levers, actions and tools actors mobilize to meet this... [-]

Master in Urban Studies

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The Master in Urban studies is a multi-disciplinary master degree, including courses in Planning, Political Studies, Sociology and History. The degree is research-oriented and suited for students aiming at developing and consolidating their research skills, for careers involving research in academic, NGO, global institutions or government environments. Most lecturers involved have both a strong academic background and activist experience, and the degree focuses more specifically around issues of urban politics and governance, local democracy and justice, processes and politics of policy-making in Cities of the South. [+]

Masters in Urban Development. Applications for 2017 are now closed The Master in Urban studies is a multi-disciplinary master degree, including courses in Planning, Political Studies, Sociology and History. The degree is research-oriented and suited for students aiming at developing and consolidating their research skills, for careers involving research in academic, NGO, global institutions or government environments. Most lecturers involved have both a strong academic background and activist experience, and the degree focuses more specifically around issues of urban politics and governance, local democracy and justice, processes and politics of policy-making in Cities of the South. Benefits of the programme A multidisciplinary training to approach complex objects such as cities and urban dynamics A strong research training , with an orientation towards topical political issues for cities of the South / South African cities Curriculum Outline/Modules taught Cities of the South Community Participation in Urban Governance: theories, discourses and practices Democratic Theory Research Methods & Computer based graphic skills Elective: Social Movements State and Violence; The Making of Urban South Africa; Municipal Planning; Housing Theories, Policies and Practices. Closing dates 31 October 2015 [-]

Master in Urban Policy (dual degree with the LSE)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years Open Enrollment France Paris

Sciences Po and LSE have combined their reputations and the quality of their teaching to offer outstanding French and international undergraduate students a dual Master's programme in Urban Policy. [+]

Master in Urban Policy Urban Policy Dual Degree A joint Sciences Po / LSE programme Sciences Po and LSE have combined their reputations and the quality of their teaching to offer outstanding French and international undergraduate students a dual Master's programme in Urban Policy. Objectives This programme is designed to train students for strategic and operational careers in urban policy and planning, with a strong European and international perspective of these fields. Students spend: Year 1 in Paris in the Urban and Regional Policies and Strategies programme at Sciences Po. Year 2 in London in the Urban Policy Master's programme at the London School of Economics. Providing all course requirements have been met, students will graduate after two years with both a Master of Regional and Urban Strategy from Sciences Po and an MSc in Urban Policy from LSE. Orientations This advanced multidisciplinary and bilingual (French and English)* programme combines in-depth reflection on the political, economic and social issues involved in urban and regional policy-making with courses designed to develop specialist skills (local development and urban planning; project development and management; methodology for evaluation and programme design, etc.). *Students for whom French and/or English is not a native language may need to improve their level in one or both languages. Validation and degree Students are registered for two full years at both universities and have access to the student services of both Sciences Po and LSE. Students must validate their course work under the requirements of the university at which... [-]

Master in Architecture-Restoration

Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Reggio Calabria

The 2nd Cycle Degree Course (Master Degree) in Architecture-Restoration deepens teaching elements of the 1st Cycle Degree course in Architectural Science, giving to the graduates a high level of technical knowledge and thorough historical-critical basis, essential to deal with crucial professional themes related to historical heritage on different levels: from a single building to... [+]

Masters in Urban Development. The 2nd Cycle Degree Course (Master Degree) in Architecture-Restoration deepens teaching elements of the 1st Cycle Degree course in Architectural Science, giving to the graduates a high level of technical knowledge and thorough historical-critical basis, essential to deal with crucial professional themes related to historical heritage on different levels: from a single building to old town centers urban environment, to cultural landscape. The educational path is characterized by inter-disciplinary Laboratories which, through a practical approach, are suitable for dealing with various issues related to the project, easing students learning. The project, considered as cognitive experience, analysis and critical evaluation of the existing, exploits appropriate tools useful to protect, conserve, value, manage and promote cultural heritage. It can be observed, in contemporary society, an attention toward the latter as architectural and landscape assets convey the distinctiveness of the architecture-culture-territory connection. This is the reason why society needs technical and cultural professionals able to appropriately meet demands of territories which are in great challenge with the architectural and landscape heritage complexity related to the importance of recognizing, preserving over time and valuing the historical heritage that identifies the peculiarity of each country. First year History of City and Territory Environmental Technical Physics Elective Laboratory of Solids and Structural Mechanics and Structural Engineering Mechanics of Solids and Structures Structural Engineering Laboratory of Strengthening of Historical Buildings Stengthening of Historical Buildings Laboratory for Sustainable Urban Regeneration City and Landscape Urban Design Economic Appraisal of the Design Second year Internship and... [-]

MSc in PLANET Europe

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

A Master's programme with a focus on the European dimension of spatial planning, spatial and environmental policy and regional economic development. [+]

The Master's programme on European spatial planning, environmental policies and regional development (PLANET Europe) - a two year joint Master's programme – is for aspiring planners wishing to address economic, environmental and spatial challenges in an international perspective. The programme PLANET Europe is a joint Master's Programme of Radboud University, Blekinge Institute of Technology and Cardiff University that prepares graduates for a career in strategic spatial planning in Europe, and is designed for students who would like to better understand the influences of the European Union and international developments on space, the environment and the economy and who would like to address large-scale spatial challenges such as climate change or transnational river management in their future careers. The programme allows a specialization on either European spatial planning and sustainable development or on European spatial planning and regional economic development and leads to an internationally-recognized double degree (MSc) from leading European planning schools. Partner universities - Cardiff University (Wales, United Kingdom) - Blekinge Institute of Technology (Karlskrona, Sweden) - Radboud University (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) Multiple Master's degrees - Master of Science in Spatial Planning - Master of Science in Social and Political Sciences of the Environment - Master of Science in European Spatial Planning, Environmental Policies, and Regional Development Specialisations PLANET Europe is a collaborative programme taught over 2 years to a value of 120 ECs. You need to choose a specialization track during the application process: - European Spatial and Sustainable Development (RU/CU – track) - European Spatial and Regional... [-]

Masters - Landscape Design

Far Eastern Federal University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Vladivostok

The program is aimed at training professionals in the field of environmental design. It combines fundamental training in the field of sustainable environmental design, landscape design, architecture, urbanism, ecology, sociology and culture, history and theory of architecture and design; [+]

Masters in Urban Development. Program Overview The program is aimed at training professionals in the field of environmental design. It combines fundamental training in the field of sustainable environmental design, landscape design, architecture, urbanism, ecology, sociology and culture, history and theory of architecture and design; as well as the skills of application of GIS / CAD-technology based on spatial analysis environment, the collection and processing of information, skills, 3D-visualization and processing of graphic and digital content for their projects. The program is offered to familiarize with the processes of globalization in the sphere of preservation of the natural environment and their role in the international scale. acquired competence skills of research activity (the planning of research, information gathering and processing, recording and summarizing of the results), and design work; the ability to implement the practice of artistic ideas, research results; skills of scientific, research, artistic and teaching activities; the ability to develop complex solutions landscape and environmental spaces of the city and protected areas; ability to work in interdisciplinary areas and projects; act as experts in the evaluation of design decisions, to justify the choice of design research methodologies, technologies. Competitive advantages highly qualified teaching staff, which includes well-known foreign and Russian professors and practitioners of landscape design industry, architecture, urban planning, ecology, sociology and culture; of variability innovative and personalized approach to learning; the presence of a double degree: Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea; Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden; the development of a unique method for assessing... [-]

M.Plan. in Urban Design, Sustainability and Conservation

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

The Master of Planning in Urban Design, Sustainability, and Conservation, prepares students with the knowledge and skills to understand and analyze urban areas as spatial structures, social networks, cultural landscapes, and service systems, and to design better, and more inclusive and sustainable urban environments responsive to the particular natural and cultural identities and heritage of the place. This course invites students to engage with cities in a multidisciplinary way to propose local solutions to global issues like climate change and migration, and to protect heritage values. It offers a multi disciplinary approach to urban design and conservation that critically engages with ideas of sustainability and resilience, urban and regional, and development and community. [+]

M.Plan. in Urban Design, Sustainability and Conservation From small neighborhoods to large metropolitan centers, urban areas in India today are in a state of rapid growth and transformation. Rapid urbanization and relentless globalization threaten to erode, diminish, and erase the cultural heritage (tangible and intangible) along with irreparable destruction to the natural environment of places. We believe that a deeper understanding and engagement with the cultural heritage and natural environment and ecology of particular locales will lead to creative and innovative strategies to protect heritage values while reaching for inclusive and sustainable goals in the design of urban landscapes. The Master of Planning in Urban Design, Sustainability, and Conservation, prepares students with the knowledge and skills to understand and analyze urban areas as spatial structures, social networks, cultural landscapes, and service systems, and to design better, and more inclusive and sustainable urban environments responsive to the particular natural and cultural identities and heritage of the place. This course invites students to engage with cities in a multidisciplinary way to propose local solutions to global issues like climate change and migration, and to protect heritage values. It offers a multi disciplinary approach to urban design and conservation that critically engages with ideas of sustainability and resilience, urban and regional, and development and community. The course is a program of the UNESCO Chair in Culture, Habitat, and Sustainable Development at Srishti. As such, students will gain familiarity with international (and national) norms and standards in heritage management including the World Heritage Convention.... [-]

Master of Architectural Science - Landscape Studies

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The Masters of Architectural Science (Landscape studies) sets out the basis for a more integrated approach to managing (planning, designing, developing, conserving and caring) for the rural, fringe and urban landscape in Ireland and elsewhere. [+]

Masters in Urban Development. Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90) The Masters of Architectural Science (Landscape studies) sets out the basis for a more integrated approach to managing (planning, designing, developing, conserving and caring) for the rural, fringe and urban landscape in Ireland and elsewhere. The programme believes that the best postgraduate education takes place in an interdisciplinary environment. All disciplines are involved in designing, planning, making and protecting the designed environment will share core modules in the same lecture space and design studio. Students in Landscape will be educated by the leading researchers and practitioners in the Europe, and be exposed to contemporary theoretical, technical and legislative issues. Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes Career Opportunities A common challenge in the future will include the management of landscape resources and infrastructures. Those with advanced qualifications in this field will have a distinct advantage over others hoping to shape the future of the built and natural environment. Graduates of this programme participate in changing the way that local and everyday landscapes are perceived, designed, planned and protected, all over the world. Fees, Funding and Scholarships MArchSc Landscape Studies (T296) Full Time EU fee per year - € 7490 nonEU fee per year - € 23800 ***Fees are subject to change Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time,... [-]

Master of Architecture in Landscape Architecture

Latvia University of Agriculture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Latvia Jelgava

This programme aims to prepare professional and creative specialists for solving definite problems in landscape architecture or in the sectors related to landscape and the environment. The programme includes compulsory study courses in Landscape Architecture Theory, Landscape Sciences, Landscape Inventory, Historical Landscape Quality, Sustainable Community Development, Landscape Ecology and Analysis. [+]

This programme aims to prepare professional and creative specialists for solving definite problems in landscape architecture or in the sectors related to landscape and the environment. The programme includes compulsory study courses in Landscape Architecture Theory, Landscape Sciences, Landscape Inventory, Historical Landscape Quality, Sustainable Community Development, Landscape Ecology and Analysis. You will obtain knowledge for creative and critical thinking in developing landscape policy, rational use of resources, design process and materials, renovation and restoration of landscape. The research is performed in the following directions: landscape design, landscape architecture, landscape planning. This programme is completed with the elaboration and defence of a Master’s thesis. Admission Requirements Bachelor's degree is required in Architecture or Landscape Architecture or the second-level professional higher education in similar disciplines such as geography, forestry, agriculture, environment management, ecology, territorial planning and design. Students need to have the basic knowledge in drawing, composition, history of architecture and landscape architecture, theory of landscape architecture, landscape analysis and landscape design. English requirements: IELTS score 6.0, TOEFL score 547, TOEFL-iBT score 76. Career prospects and further studies The graduates work in all kinds of architecture, design, research companies. Master's degree entitles graduates to continue studies in a respective Doctoral study programme at universities in Latvia or abroad. Why study Landscape Architecture at the Latvia University of Agriculture? Professional and knowledgeable academic staff. The research work in architecture science deals with the solution of topical problems in urban environment, cultural historical rural environment, the process of changes in nature foundation and new... [-]

Master in Civil and Architectural Engineering

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master’s programme provides students with the opportunity to specialise in the fields of Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering, with both disciplines emphasising the necessary integration of technology and societal aspects, such as [+]

Master in Civil and Architectural EngineeringThe Master’s programme provides students with the opportunity to specialise in the fields of Civil Engineering or Architectural Engineering, with both disciplines emphasising the necessary integration of technology and societal aspects, such as environmental issues, sustainable development and social responsibility. Programme outlineThe programme starts with fundamental, compulsory courses before moving into elective and more advanced-level courses.The Civil Engineering track is devoted to techniques for designing, constructing and maintaining roads, streets, railway track, bridges and tunnels; the Architectural Engineering track is concerned with the engineering design and analysis of buildings with emphasis on system-level performance and in a life cycle perspective.Degree projectThe Master’s thesis should relate to an interesting issue within the field of study,  focusing on the investigation and analysis of a problem. The assignment may deal with problems from the industry or issues that are relevant to current research. The student should show their awareness of societal and ethical aspects, including economical and social issues and ecologically sustainable development.Career prospectsThe building sector has a long-term impact on the built environment and the Civil and Architectural Engineering programme meets a well-recognised need for engineers with the knowledge and ability to design and construct infrastructure, residential housing and workplaces with an optimal technology in terms of economy and environmental impact. This Master’s programme will provide its graduates with an internationally required competence, and excellent future value in both research and industry.The students will be prepared for a professional career as a consultant in the construction industry,... [-]


University Master in Integrated Architecture Project

laSalle Barcelona Postgraduate
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Integrated Architectural Design is a one-year program offered by Universitat Ramon Llull within the La Salle School of Architecture (ETSALS) in Barcelona. [+]

The Master in Integrated Architectural Design is a one-year program offered by Universitat Ramon Llull within the La Salle School of Architecture (ETSALS) in Barcelona. It is a post-professional degree intended for individuals who have completed a four-year undergraduate professional program in architecture or its equivalent. The objective of the program is to provide advanced students or young professionals with the opportunity to engage in postgraduate study that encourages critical thought in the context of architectural design. Integrating within architectural design inputs from building technologies, environmental analysis, mapping practices, advanced diagramming, representational techniques, social studies, theoretical speculation, conceptualizing tools and so on, allows the program to foster innovation within the discipline. Aware of the need for grounded experimentation, architectural heteronomics thus promotes an architecture that can be shared and contested in order to continually advance into new territories. The program emphasizes an integrated approach to architectural design and research, resulting in a commitment to design excellence that demands not only the skillful manipulation of program and form, but also inspiration from a broad body of knowledge. The intersection between the subjects and the scale lines creates a matrix which provides a flexible structure for incorporating other postgraduate programs and specialized courses within the same framework, counting on the collaboration of specialists and other professionals in the discipline. Specifically, the program seeks to: Explore architectural design integrated within a broad body of knowledge Address architectural heteronomics as a central research horizon Engage in a multi-scalar curriculum Activate a skill range that... [-]

Master of Urban Design

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Campus Full time 11 months September 2018 Canada Vancouver

Our Master of Urban Design program equips future urban designers with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the challenges of modern urban growth. [+]

Masters in Urban Development. September 2017 Intake closed. Applications will reopen in October 2017 for September 2018 intake Our Master of Urban Design program equips future urban designers with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the challenges of modern urban growth. The intensive 11-month curriculum focuses on enhancing your understanding of urban design at all scales—from the neighbourhood block to the regional. The post-professional course of study integrates design studios with courses in urban design history and theory, economics, and public policy. You will have the opportunity to pursue personal interests in the discipline by choosing the focus of your elective courses and research topics. The intersection of academia and the contemporary profession informs our investigation and practical work. Each year, we explore an urban design theme through active partnership with community and regional organizations. In the design studios, you will collaborate with faculty, stakeholders, and professionals on real-world projects for possible future applications. Our students benefit from intimate student-faculty ratios. You will work directly with the practicing professionals who developed Vancouver’s urban design successes. You will have the opportunity to see these achievements up close, through weekly tours to landmark places such as the Olympic Village, Granville Island, and Stanley Park. The urban design faculty and affiliates work alongside you throughout the program and in potential collaborations for local sustainable urbanism projects. In our annual international urban design forum, we bring you together with prominent thinkers and practitioners from around the world to engage in an informed discussion... [-]

MSc Sustainability and Adaptation in the Built Environment

Centre for Alternative Technology
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Machynlleth + 1 more

The MSc in Sustainability and Adaptation in the Built Environment (SABE) focuses on sustainable building and environmental [+]

Masters in Environmental Building Climate change poses two key challenges to modern architecture: how can buildings be made sustainable, and how can they be designed to take account of the effects of climate change? This masters degree faces these challenges through a unique combination of academic study with hands-on practical work, giving you the knowledge, skills and experience you need to develop an environmental career in the built environment sector. The course uses the concepts of sustainability and adaptation transformation to frame an understanding of the built environment at the community and individual buildings level. Key building issues covered by the course include: energy management and low energy design, sustainable materials, environmental performance assessment and energy provision. Students may further pursue interests in urban design, communities, ecology, water, ecological sanitation, politics and economics. How is the course taught? Our MSc programme is taught either by distance learning or through residential blocks in one of the most imaginative environmental buildings in the UK, or in a mixture of the two. What qualification will you receive? Successful completion of the programme MSc Sustainability and Adaptation in the Built Environment at the Centre for Alternative Technology leads to the award of Master of Science (MSc) by UEL. Modules include - Sustainability and adaptation concepts and planning - Ecosystem Services, Land use and Water and Waste Management - Adaptation Transformation Politics and Economics - Cities and Communities - Energy Flows in Buildings – Parts A and B - Energy Provision (Renewable Energy) - Building... [-]

Master's Programme in Public Planning for Sustainable Development

Örebro University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 Sweden Örebro

The focus of the programme is sustainable development as a vital challenge to our societies that needs to be seriously addressed by governments and public administrations. The programme is a cooperation between Human Geography, Political Science and Sociology and is a one year master, 60 credits. [+]

Masters in Urban Development. Would you like to develop skills and tools that enable you to contribute to a more sustainable society? If that is the case, this programme is tailor-made for you! The focus of the programme is sustainable development as a vital challenge to our societies that needs to be seriously addressed by governments and public administrations. The programme is a cooperation between Human Geography, Political Science and Sociology and is a one year master, 60 credits. The first semester you take multidisciplinary courses that focus on sustainable development as a political and professional challenge and contribute to theoretical and empirical insights into the complexity of different environmental problems and their connection to social and economic dimensions. You develop an understanding of how environmental problems are framed and how these frames impact on what strategies and solutions are chosen as well as help explain why some problems are not handled at all. You also gain knowledge of what the role as a professional public official and planner can and ought to mean when working for a more sustainable society. Sustainable development is further described and analyzed from a comparative perspective to give insights into why and how conditions, problem patterns and strategies vary around the world. In the courses, we problematize theoretical perspectives on sustainable development and we also apply theories in relation to concrete cases of sustainable planning. Method of instructions and varied and include practical applications and problem-based learning. During the second semester, you choose between... [-]