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 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... [-]

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 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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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. [+]

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. [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Urban Development. 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... [-]

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... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Urban 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) -... [-]

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. [+]

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, self-funding international students, holding... [-]

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 Urban Development. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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 of your research and... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Urban Development. 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 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. [+]

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 across the country. We... [-]

Master in City and Technology

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

The programme will focus on the issues of urban planning and management using new city models and technologies. It will be led by international and Russian scholars and experts who are forming the current agenda for smart city development in Russia and worldwide. [+]

Masters in Urban Development. The programme will focus on the issues of urban planning and management using new city models and technologies. It will be led by international and Russian scholars and experts who are forming the current agenda for smart city development in Russia and worldwide. The key principle of the programme is learning by doing. The programme will take place in a laboratory-type environment where students will try new technology, prepare prototypes, investigate and analyse the city through data, and develop projects that come as a relevant response to complex problems that affect modern cities. The programme invites architects, designers, engineers, economists, entrepreneurs and graduates interested in the management of cities and technologies. The skills acquired during the programme will provide the graduates with a variety of career opportunities in large technological companies, city administrations or their own innovative businesses. About the programme OBJECTIVE The aim is to render the students capable of developing projects related with the Urban Habitat, in all the layers of the City Anatomy, including in the city's physical structure (environment, infrastructure and urbanism), urban services and informational fuxes, the social relationships and governance of information technologies in all the phases of analysis, project and management of the city. PROTOTYPE PROJECT METHODOLOGY The strategy is that the students learn to develop prototype projects applicable in any aspect that relates to the city, starting with their capacity to analyses data, to integrate appropriate technology and design proposals that will change the current reality, which also... [-]