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Compare 25 Masters Programs in Urban Design

Urban design is arguably as old as human civilization itself. Although it hadn't been referred to as ""urban design"" per se, key urban design practices and technologies have been integral in the creation of human settlements and ancient metropolises that have continued to amaze present-day urban designers, archaeologists and the rest of humanity alike.

For instance, the thoughtful design of thoroughfares has been always essential to the economic life of cities. Getting from point A to point B in the geographic sense is more than just a question of having a roadworthy means of transport; more so, having efficiently designed road systems and mass transport is really what cuts the cake.

Holders of a Master in Urban Design do more than just transport systems, of course. Sewage and waste disposal, for another, are also problems that urban designers must face when planning a city. All these three aforementioned factors (i.e., transportation, sewage and waste disposal), among many other equally significant factors, must be designed with geographic considerations in mind. Things like elevation from the sea, climate conditions, risk of earthquake or landslide and more are perennial things that make city planning a unique affair for each city in question. Truly, a Master in Urban Design program is an interdisciplinary field which develops professionals that we cannot live without.

At present, urban designers play significant role in solving day-to-day problems of cities, big and small. Outside government, they are also actively employed in the private sector by land developers and construction companies for similar endeavors."

25 Results in Urban Design Filter

Master in Management of Smart Cities

DOBA Business School
Online & Campus Combined Full-time Part-time 2 years October 2019 Slovenia Maribor + 1 more

Cities and communities are the main venues of key challenges of modern times, which we have to understand and be able to solve by including citizens to enhance sustainable development and quality of life. A smart city is a city that is based on the needs of its citizens and that uses advanced technologies to promote competitiveness, sustainable development and a better quality of life.

Master in Smart City Design

Macromedia University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full-time Part-time 3 - 4 semesters Request Info Germany Berlin + 1 more

The Master’s programme in Smart City Design is tailored to help students develop a strong understanding of both the strategic and operational aspects of designing smart and sustainable cities. The curriculum combines a wide overview of design topics with specialized courses and practical modules designed to give them an in-depth knowledge of urban challenges, relevant tools, and agile design methods while also nurturing innovative thinking and business skills.

Master of Urban Design

University of Miami: School of Architecture
Campus Full-time 3 - 4 semesters August 2020 USA Miami

The Master in Urban Design is a three (optional four) semester program, 36 credits, that provides students with a design experience investigating the guiding principles for building regions, cities, and communities. Guided by the imperatives of sustainability and resilience, the program conceptualizes cities as an extension of the ecological transect across the natural to human habitat, providing students with a range of experiences from rural to urban.

Master of European Urban Studies (EU)

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Campus Full-time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Weimar

European Urban Studies respond to the dynamic transformation processes which affect urban spaces at the beginning of the 21st century.

MArch (Hons) Architecture

University of Dundee
Campus Full-time 5 years Request Info United Kingdom Dundee

We educate resourceful and adaptable architects who are able to respond creatively to the demands of a complex and changing environment.

Master in Architecture and Urban Design

Technical University of Liberec
Campus Full-time 2 years Request Info Czech Republic Liberec

The graduate is an architect with versatile training in architectural structure design, interiors and urbanistic works. The studies finish with the final state exam, a part of which are exams in the history of arts and architecture, supporting structures, building construction and a dissertation defense.

MArch Architecture Design

The University of Nottingham - Faculty of Engineering
Campus Full-time 1 year Request Info United Kingdom Nottingham

This course focuses on specialist architectural knowledge and advanced design techniques and technologies.

Master in Urban Studies

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full-time 2 years Request Info Estonia Tallinn

The program is situated at the trans-disciplinary crossroad of architecture, urban planning and design, art history and theory, critical geography, sociology, ethnography, and related disciplines.

Master in Architecture and Urban Design

Umeå University - Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full-time 2 years Request Info Sweden Umeå

Do you want to take part in designing sustainable architecture and developing socially just cities for the future? The Master’s Program in Architecture and Urban Design is operating in-between the artistic and the scientific field of knowledge. The program is characterized by a consistent focus on sustainability and has an exploratory and experimental profile with teachers from all over the world.

Master in Design for Urban Enviroment

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Campus Full-time 6 months January 2020 Spain Barcelona

The city is one of humanity’s most important inventions, and it is facing basic challenges for the future in the 21st century. The main areas or the Urban Design Course are the design for sustainable development, empowering citizens to confront social challenges, governance, cooperation, e-democracy, open data, transparency, design to solve the challenges of urban mobility and to contribute to the safety of people.

Master in International Architecture Lab

STAR Studium ArchitecturAe Florence Design School
Campus Full-time 1 year October 2019 Italy Florence

High-quality architecture always contains a reference to Historical and Contemporary global architecture. Italy is the best place for the exploration of the origin of Architecture and at the same time the observation of avant-garde design in the new works of amazing world-class architects.

Master in Design for Public Spaces

POLI.design
Campus Full-time 1 year January 2020 Italy Milan

The Master Design for Public Spaces is a training program for designers of public spaces in contemporary cities through theory, research, design and practical training. It is proposed to train professionals able to develop projects of scenarios, processes and forms of open spaces, symbolic places in which the community recognizes itself.

Mastery in design of urban, architectural and mobility spaces

Escuela Superior de Diseño de Barcelona
Online Full-time 12 months November 2019 Spain Barcelona

This program is oriented to develop capacities of leadership and design of urban spaces. The program places special emphasis on sustainability and on building a transdisciplinary vision that allows a global and ecological understanding of the built environment.

Master of Engineering Leadership in Urban Systems

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Campus Full-time 12 - 24 months January 2020 Canada Vancouver

The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) in Urban Systems is a professional degree for systems thinkers who want to address complex infrastructure challenges.

master's degree in architecture and urban design projects

Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER)
Online Part-time 21 - 2 months September 2019 Spain Barcelona

Because of this, the Master in Project Development of Architecture and Planning, is organized under an innovative training scheme for the area, because not only goes on ...