Masters Programs in Urban Development

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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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Mastère Spécialisé ® Manager In Energy Transition Of Urban Systems

University of Technology Troyes - UTT
Campus Full time Part 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. [+]

Masters in Urban Development. 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... [-]

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,... [-]


Master of Urban Planning (MUP)

American University of Sharjah
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Sharjah

Our Master in Urban Planning (MUP) is fully accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division and is taught by a multinational and distinguished faculty. With a total of 11 courses that need to be completed for the degree, our program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. [+]

Masters in Urban Development. As the first professional program of its kind in the UAE, our Master in Urban Planning degree prepares skilled professionals and leaders in planning and managing urban development. Our unique program is committed to the creation, dissemination and application of multidisciplinary knowledge in the field of urban planning. Our program provides professional men and women with outstanding, specialized graduate education that enables them to undertake leadership roles in managing urban growth, prescribing urbanization policies and advancing social development. We seek to empower students with the highest ethical standards compatible with values of local cultural settings, principles of social justice, and concerns for environmental protection and sustainability. Our Master in Urban Planning (MUP) is fully accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education's Higher Education Affairs Division and is taught by a multinational and distinguished faculty. With a total of 11 courses that need to be completed for the degree, our program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. Full-time students typically register for three or four courses a semester and complete the program in two years. Part-time students typically register for two or three courses a semester and complete the program in three years. Students with advanced standing (for instance, with an undergraduate degree in urban planning) can have up to five courses waived and can reduce the program duration by one or two semesters. Our graduates are currently employed in number of sectors including local government and consulting firms... [-]

M.Arch 1

SCI-Arc
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Los Angeles

SCI-Arc’s M.Arch 1 is a three-year, seven-term, professional Master of Architecture program. The core of the program involves architectural experimentation and learning through making. [+]

SCI-Arc’s M.Arch 1 is a three-year, seven-term, professional Master of Architecture program. The core of the program involves architectural experimentation and learning through making. Open to applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any field of study, the M.Arch 1 program requires attendance for the fall and spring terms of the first two years, and the fall, spring, and summer terms of the third year. The curriculum is horizontally integrated and vertically progressive, starting with a four-semester core sequence in which students develop a framework for the discipline and a strong foundation for critical inquiry and experimentation. Each semester’s design studio is integrally linked with courses in visual, cultural, and applied studies, giving insights into the relationship between architecture and technological advances, representation, and social change. With each progressive semester, students become more sophisticated in addressing complex architectural issues while testing their own intellectual and design convictions. Upon completion of the core sequence, students are invited to choose from a variety of advanced studios and seminars in which they investigate the latest innovations in technology, advance new approaches to design analysis, and innovate through applied research. The program puts a particular emphasis on the production of architecture, and the ways in which making produces a unique intelligence in the field. Students complete their studies with a thoroughly researched independent architectural thesis, which they present in a public exhibition. The M.Arch 1 program is accredited by NAAB (the National Architectural Accrediting Board). [-]

Master of the Built Environment in the Field of Housing (MBE Housing)

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

MBE Housing degree engages with housing issues from a multi-disciplinary, internationalist perspective. Its courses explore theoretical, conceptual, social, technical, managerial, legal, financial and planning aspects of housing both in policy and in practice. Through a substantial research component, students are given the opportunity to critically explore a particular aspect of their interest in housing. [+]

Masters in Urban Development. MBE Housing degree engages with housing issues from a multi-disciplinary, internationalist perspective. Its courses explore theoretical, conceptual, social, technical, managerial, legal, financial and planning aspects of housing both in policy and in practice. Through a substantial research component, students are given the opportunity to critically explore a particular aspect of their interest in housing. Benefits of the programme The MBE Housing develops practical, managerial, analytical, and spatial skills as well as social and cultural sensitivities to meet housing challenges in the unevenly developing world. Curriculum Outline/Modules taught Housing Theory Concepts and Policy (20 points) Housing Finance and Law (20 points) Social and Technical Sustainability in Housing (20 points) Management of Existing Housing Stock or Housing Seminar on Upgrading of Informal Settlements (20 points) Research Methods (10 points) Research Report (90 points) Closing dates 31 August (non-South African students) 31 October (South African citizens and permanent residents) The closing date for short courses is one week before start of the course. [-]

Graduate Degree In Urban Management Planning

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

The Graduate Certificate in Urban and Planning Management (PGU) provides the ability to deepen the theories and techniques of spatial planning and strategic planning for sustainable local and regional development and allows to dig deeper state legislation and existing regional on spatial planning, urban planning , land management and urban discipline. [+]

The Degree in Urban Management and Planning (PGU) It provides the ability to deepen the theories and techniques of spatial planning and strategic planning for sustainable local and regional development and can learn more about the current state and regional legislation on land use planning, urban planning, land management and urban discipline. Urban management and planning, and pre unavoidable process of urbanization and construction disciplines are not alienate the profound changes that society is undergoing in recent years. These disciplines make up the territory and also leave their mark on society while evolving with it. To successfully achieve this broad field of action, professionals have formed specifically. ADDRESSED TO PROFILE OF ENTRY • University graduates: architects, technical architects, building engineers, Industrial (technical and above) engineers and other graduates of related issues. • Professionals with professional experience and graduates from other disciplines (graduates in economics, law, geography, etc.) to link their professional activity to urbanism, or that without having a direct link, want to deepen fully and rigorously in practical concepts own theorists and urban management and urban planning. OUTPUT PROFILE • Professionals with ability to analyze, develop, evaluate and manage comprehensive processes of urban planning to the building. • Professionals able to incorporate other disciplines specific analysis, interpretation and presentation of results using technological means at its disposal. PREPARES FOR Responding to the need to train experts in the field of urban management and planning, professionals equipped with skills and knowledge in matters of land planning, implementation planning, financing and... [-]

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,... [-]

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 Polis Maker for the quality of living and sustainable urban development

Politecnico di Milano
Campus or Online Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Milan

The Polis Maker program focuses on the management of urban transformation with a practical approach providing different methods, skills and tools: urban and environmental legislation derived from European and national laws, management of international contracts, negotiation processes and conflict and risk management provide some examples. [+]

Masters in Urban Development. Master Polis-Maker for the quality of living and sustainable urban development The Program The Polis Maker program focuses on the management of urban transformation with a practical approach providing different methods, skills and tools: urban and environmental legislation derived from European and national laws, management of international contracts, negotiation processes and conflict and risk management provide some examples. Such skills will find their context in a specific holistic approach aiming at highlighting the existential dimension of space and the economic and social dynamics of each specific area also with regard to everyday life. Apply now and take advantage of a 20% discount for foreign students! Fill the form out and we'll get shortly in touch Professional description of the "Polis Maker" The Master aims at training a new professional: the Polis Maker. ”The Polis Maker is a facilitator, an urban strategist supervising the transformation of the city and the territory with an holistic perspective. The Polis Maker is a professional who combines technical knowledge and sensitivity to the well-being of inhabitants. Contributing to the management of territory, he takes into account the existential space and the economic and social dynamics that shape everyday life, combining quality of living and economic development“ That’s how Angelo Caruso di Spaccaforno – professor of Estimation and Project Evaluation at the Politecnico di Milano – defines the Polis Maker, a new emerging professional in the Italian and international labour market. Caruso di Spaccaforno is the Director of the "Polis Maker Master... [-]

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... [+]

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 further linguistic competences Final... [-]

Master's Degree In Architecture

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain A Coruña

Qualifying title for the exercise of the regulated profession of Architect, to be taken after the Degree in Architecture Studies. [+]

Masters in Urban Development. Introduction Qualifying title for the exercise of the regulated profession of Architect, to be taken after the Degree in Architecture Studies. The objective is to train professionals who: They have the ability to project, write construction projects and, more generally, to investigate, create and manage complex processes. Know the history and theories of architecture, as well as the arts, technology, and human sciences related to living. Get to know urban planning and its planning techniques. Understand relationships between people and buildings and their environment. Solve the problems of structural design, construction and the different technologies related to buildings in order to provide them with conditions of comfort and climate protection. Know how to meet the requirements of building users based on budgetary factors, regulations and capabilities of the construction industry. Why study the degree The Master's Degree in Architecture By the University of Coruña, is the only qualification of the Galician University System that will allow you to exercise the regulated profession of Architect in accordance with the new training itinerary established in Order EDU 2075/2010. Attending this degree will provide the ability to investigate, create and manage complex processes in the execution of architectural and urban projects. It also provides a great artistic, technological, sociological and humanistic load related to the dwelling. It goes deeper into the structural concepts, construction and the different technologies related to the building process. In all cases, the focus is on energy, sustainability and attention to diversity. What is learned... [-]

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; [+]

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 the benefits of using... [-]

Master in Public Planning for Sustainable Development

Örebro University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 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... [-]

M.Plan. in Urban Design, Sustainability and Conservation

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 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 in Interior Architecture for Business Habitat

IAAD Istituto D'Arte Applicata e Design
Campus Full time 9 months March 2018 Italy Turin

Design is experiencing a time of strong momentum and growth. The rapid evolution of production methods and ways of living require more and more adaptability and innovation. Anticipating and stimulating change have become main factors effecting competitiveness, being an engine for change and effecting contemporary economies. [+]

Masters in Urban Development. Design is experiencing a time of strong momentum and growth. The rapid evolution of production methods and ways of living require more and more adaptability and innovation. Anticipating and stimulating change have become main factors effecting competitiveness, being an engine for change and effecting contemporary economies. Traditional disciplinary boundaries have been overwhelmed by the need for greater interaction, ability to work in groups and the transfer of technology. Designers are now required to know new design skills and ways of information sharing, as well as have improved ability to listen to the needs of clients. On the other hand, it provides designers with new opportunities to draw on the wealth of traditional knowledge but yet without formal conditions or style obligations. Even when applied to interior architecture, the designer must be able to make use of new skills to delineate separated professions, those typical of the architecture. The way of selling ‘sales’ has changed mainly because of the dissemination of “online shopping” and effect of mass distribution. New forms of shared consumption have been established and commercial spaces now take on new forms and functions. As in many other fields, they are not uniform linear transformations but are rather coexisting contradictory phenomena in very distinct situations. Local businesses have survived mass distribution because ‘zero kilometer’ goods are displayed side by side with goods coming from other continents. Even the shop under your house is not immune to the online buying phenomenon. Each industry sector has developed... [-]