Masters Programs in Urban and Regional Planning

Compare 67 Masters Programs in Urban and Regional Planning

Urban and Regional Planning

A Master in Urban and Regional Planning is a comprehensive program that offers education and pertinent skills to prepare students for high-level positions in regional planning. Students who are interested in planning for urban development, regional development or industrial development are encouraged to apply for a Master in Urban and Regional Planning.

 

What is a Master in Urban and Regional Planning? A Master in Urban and Regional Planning is designed to teach students a variety of subjects and skills that will prepare them to hold high-ranking positions on urban and regional planning committees. Students will take classes in core subjects that focus on the theory and history of planning, analytical methods, dynamics of metropolitan development, and plan implementation. Students can customize their education in order to further specialize in fields such as transportation, environment, community development, land use, and economic development.

 

Students who receive their Master in Urban and Regional Planning learn very valuable skills that enable them to create well-designed urban development plans. Students who are equipped with the knowledge and experience offered in the program are better prepared to pursue high-level development planning positions.

 

The cost of a Master in Urban and Regional Planning depends on the location of the institution and its individual financial and tuition policies. Depending on the institution and amount of credits taken per semester, students can complete the program in as little as two years.

 

Students who complete the master’s program in urban and regional planning are qualified to pursue careers in urban planning and development, community housing and social development, transportation planning, environmental planning, economic development planning, land use planning, coastal management, urban design, public policy and management, historic preservation, labor force development, and many more related fields.

 

To begin your pursuit of a Master in Urban and Regional Planning, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master of Design (MDes) Urban Environments Design

HK PolyU School of Design
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon

The Master of Design (Urban Environments Design) draws on the contemporary Hong Kong/China urban experience to offer a unique postgraduate education in urban space design. [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning. The Master of Design (Urban Environments Design) draws on the contemporary Hong Kong/China urban experience to offer a unique postgraduate education in urban space design. In line with the School’s human-centered critical approach to environment design, this studio-based specialism integrates the design of multiple scales and typologies of urban environments. Urban Environments Design focuses on the analysis and design of hybrid and composite interior environments, urban public spaces and urban systems and strategies. Aims This full-time international postgraduate programme responds to the unprecedented urban transformations occurring during the past few decades in Hong Kong and China. Urban Environments Design aims at the development of a high level of intellectual and practical mastery of the analysis and design of diverse urban environments in the region, with broader implications for urban contexts worldwide. The approach of the Urban Environments Design is based on an understanding of socio-cultural dynamics of the regional context transferred into new design strategies and design interventions. Objectives This specialism seeks to unite practical approaches for innovation in urban strategies with formal aspects of urban environment design, through: Real-world project development Teamwork approaches to problem solving Socio-cultural and aesthetic considerations Reflecting critically and analytically on the urban environment value creation by design within the urban environment A critical understanding of contemporary urban transformations in China Definition of strategic approaches to urban environment design Entrance Requirement A Bachelor’s degree in a spatial design field or the equivalent in a related discipline (e.g. interior design,... [-]

Graduate Architecture Degrees

NewSchool of Architecture and Design
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years October 2017 USA San Diego

NewSchool offers multiple graduate programs in architecture to address the unique needs of our industry. Many of our programs are NAAB accredited. NewSchool can choose to focus their studies in either Neuroscience for Architecture or Healthy Urbanism. [+]

NewSchool offers multiple graduate programs in architecture to address the unique needs of our industry. Many of our programs are NAAB accredited. Upon requesting more information our Enrollment Specialist can explain the different program offerings in more detail to help you find the path that is right for you. The Master of Architecture I degree is a NAAB accredited degree that prepares students to pursue state architecture licensure. The program is divided into two tracks depending on the student’s educational background. Students who have a bachelors in architecture from a program that was not NAAB accredited can complete the program in two years. Students who have a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field will spend an additional year learning the foundations of architecture and complete the degree in three years. The Master of Architecture II degree gives students who have already completed a NAAB accredited bachelor’s degree the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of design principles and theory. Students gain the academic credentials and practical experience it takes to pursue a rewarding career in teaching as well as similar occupations. Master of Science in Architecture From urban planning to interior design, many professions today benefit from in-depth study of architecture. The Master of Science in Architecture at NewSchool is designed for students who want to enrich their knowledge of the field but don’t plan to pursue architectural licensing. The program is open to students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in any field. [-]

Master of Architecture Professional Degree Program

School of Architecture - Syracuse University
Campus Full time 42 months August 2017 USA Syracuse

The Master of Architecture is a 110 credit 3 year first-professional degree program that aims to prepare future architects to provide leadership and vision in the construction of the physical environment, and to collaboratively draw upon and organize diverse professions and multiple technologies to expand the field of architectural design. [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning. The Master of Architecture is a 110 credit 3 year first-professional degree program that aims to prepare future architects to provide leadership and vision in the construction of the physical environment, and to collaboratively draw upon and organize diverse professions and multiple technologies to expand the field of architectural design. Research is an integral part of the M.Arch course of study, from first-year courses in design, theory, history, media, and technology, to the final semester’s directed research project. The program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and currently ranked #8 in the country by Design Intelligence. Our faculty members are recognized for their level of commitment to each student’s progress as well as their professional achievements. The faculty is comprised of published scholars, award-winning designers, funded researchers, and active professionals. Curriculum Studios in design and media, lecture courses and seminars in theory and history, and courses in structures and technology during the first three semesters of the M.Arch curriculum constitute the “core” of the program. The final four semesters, including a summer intensive term, offer distinct experiences. In the fourth semester, all students have the option to select from a range of studios taught by distinguished visiting professors. Students who have been awarded with advanced standing based on architectural study at the undergraduate level have the option of studying abroad at the University’s centers in Florence and London or at the University’s Fisher Center in New York City. In the summer... [-]

(MArch) Master of Architecture (RIBA pt II)

University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

The MArch (Part 2) is a long-established and well-respected course that is prescribed by the ARB and validated by the RIBA to give exemption from the second stage of professional education. The emphasis of the course is on innovative design work, and on developing a caring and critical approach to the study and practice of architecture. [+]

The MArch (Part 2) is a long-established and well-respected course that is prescribed by the ARB and validated by the RIBA to give exemption from the second stage of professional education. The emphasis of the course is on innovative design work, and on developing a caring and critical approach to the study and practice of architecture. The course fosters diversity of choice, interpretation and approach, whether in design projects or more academic research. The former focuses on sophisticated design programmes (in formal, technical, professional or urban terms) that demand rigour and self-criticism. The latter focuses on your major dissertation, an extended piece of specialised research into architecture and its historical or theoretical contexts. The course has three main objectives: to develop your design ability through project-based experimentation; to present an evaluation and critique of your coursework within a broad cultural context, and in light of technical, economic and legal constraints; and to promote the articulate explanation and representation of quality and value in design projects. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules Year One, Semester One DESIGN PROJECT 1 (Year 1 DESIGN STUDIO) This single design project, or series of linked design projects, is individual to each elective Design Studio, and is run in parallel with the Year 2 Design Studio. You choose your Design Studio following presentations by all the Design Studio tutors at the beginning of the academic year; each Design Studio offers a new project every year. Projects... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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 three courses that are... [-]

Master in Architecture and Urban Design

Brno University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Brno

Preparation of a graduated architect to become a creative expert in the whole complex of his profession, who is able to cope with design and management tasks in the process of capital construction. [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning. Architecture and Urban Design Abbreviation: ARCHURB Level of course unit: Master's Faculty: Faculty of Architecture Academic year: 2016/2017 Title awarded: Ing. arch. Qualification awarded: Ing. arch. in the field "Architecture and urban design" Level of qualification: Master's (2nd cycle) Accredited from: 29.2.2012 Accredited until: 30.11.2020 Specific admission requirements: Condition for admitting is obtaining a bachelor's degree. Profile of the programme: Preparation of a graduated architect to become a creative expert in the whole complex of his profession, who is able to cope with design and management tasks in the process of capital construction. He shall also be qualified for activities in state administration. It is strictly required that the acquired education and knowledge is made use of according to the principles of sustainable development and optimum formation of the environment. Key learning outcomes: The study program is aimed at achieving such a degree of the graduates qualification that in the process of authorisation - at his joining of the Czech Chamber of Architects - he is able to proof the required knowledge and skills. Access to further studies: The graduates may continue in a doctoral study programme. Examination regulations, assessment and grading: Examination and assessment regulations Graduation requirements: A specific number of ECTS credits, diploma thesis, final state examination Mode of study: full-time study Programme supervisor: Ing. arch. Jan Kratochvíl ECTS departmental co-ordinator: doc. Ing. arch. Iva Poslušná, Ph.D. [-]

Master in Architecture

Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria
Campus Full time 5 years October 2017 Italy Reggio Calabria

The Department of Architecture “dArTe”offers a five-year program (LM - 4) leading to the degree of Master of Architecture. This course is a limited entry with about 150 students each year (for entry to the five-year program students have to complete successfully an exam). The Department also offers independent research leading to the degree of Master of 1st and 2nd level... [+]

The Department of Architecture “dArTe”, was established in 2012. It offers graduate-level professional education and advanced research opportunities in architecture and allied design fields as interior design, landscape design, urban planning, restoration, enhancement and management of the architectural heritage. It focuses on developing ideas in architecture, researches on social, cultural, and physical context, as well as takes on an exploration for alternative ways of material utilization. The objectives of “dArTe”, reflect the view that architecture is an intellectual discipline, both an art and a profession. The program, therefore, is based on the following intentions: to stimulate artistic sensitivity and creative powers, to strengthen intellectual growth and the capacity to develop creative and responsible solutions to unique and changing problems, and to help the student acquire the individual capabilities necessary for the competent practice of architecture and lifelong learning (in reference to the European Union Directive 2005/36 governing the exercise of the profession of architect in Europe). The task of architecture is the creation of human environments. It is both an expression of human values and a context for human activity. Through the design process, architecture addresses the interrelated environmental, behavioral, and cultural issues that underlie the organization of built form. The student of architecture is called upon to direct sensitivity, imagination, and intellect to the physical significance of these fundamental issues in designing a coherent environment for people. \; and a program leading to a Ph.D. degree in Architecture and Territory. In the Department are employed 52 full-time professors, of... [-]

Master of Urban Management and Planning

Western Sydney University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2018 Australia Sydney Bankstown Campbelltown Lower Hawkesbury Blacktown Rydalmere Penrith + 7 more

The Master of Urban Management and Planning aims to provide you with the scholarship, skills and knowledge to successfully manage the planet's increasingly complex urban world. [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning. The Master of Urban Management and Planning aims to provide you with the scholarship, skills and knowledge to successfully manage the planet's increasingly complex urban world. You may be an existing urban professional or seeking to begin a career in this area. The flexibility of the course will suit professionals working in local government, regional organisations and state and federal government institutions. It will especially appeal to planners, in government and the private sector, looking for postgraduate qualifications with a focus on management. Delivered by internationally recognised urban scholars from the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, the course demonstrates a research based approach as an essential element of urban management. The Western Sydney University location in the centre of Sydney's population growth area represents a rich urban laboratory in which to explore the most important urban issues. Mandatory units are run in intensive or block mode to reduce your travel burden. Career opportunities for the Master of Urban Management and Planning Urban and regional planning Urban and regional planners advise on the environmental needs, restrictions and guidelines of a particular area and develop policies for the use of land and resources. They frequently liaise with community and government representatives as well as undertaking a large amount of research that they subsequently write reports on. Social policy development Policy development involves researching, compiling and analysing a range of facts that relate to the benefit of society. It involves working with a range of government... [-]

Master in Urban Studies

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 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. [+]

As events and transformations of the recent decades have forcefully shown, the urban question permeates all major social, economic and political developments of today. The two-year Master’s programme in Urban Studies critically engages with the wide-ranging manifestation of contemporary urbanity. What shapes have the processes of urbanisation assumed today? How are urban spaces produced? The programme foregrounds the unitary perspective of the city as a physical space, a social space and a space of design. It combines rigorous academic research with intensive fieldwork. The programme is situated at the trans-disciplinary crossroad of urban studies, urbanism and urban planning, architecture theory, sociology, urban ethnography and geography. Our students have academic backgrounds in architecture, social sciences or humanities. Integrating critical interrogation and experimental practice, the programme has a triple focus on social uses, spatial programmes and urban forms. The form of assignments includes term-long research studios, intensive workshops, lectures, seminars and field trips. The distinctive mark of the Urban Studies programme is its reliance on theoretically-informed action in the field. We take students’ efforts seriously: the programme engages ‘real’ actors and create opportunities for public presentation, discussion and publication of the best works. The Master’s programme is fully in English and has a strong international orientation. We cooperate with a network of partner institutions in Europe, and we are connected to regional partners in Finland, the Baltic countries and Russia. The curriculum includes a number of workshops and lecture courses by international scholars, architects, urban planners and activists. The education prepares students... [-]

Master of Science and Techniques in Atmosphere, Water and Urban Environment

Centrale Nantes
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Nantes

This Master offers a well-balanced education to future engineers and town planners by providing the skills necessary to solve environmental and energy issues [+]

Master in Atmosphere, Water and Urban Environment

 

This Master is internationally recognized and accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education.

This Master offers a well-balanced education to future engineers and town planners by providing the skills necessary to solve environmental and energy issues through an integrated approach, combining technological development together with the consideration of human, social and urban constraints.

 

 

Language of instructionThe language of instruction and examination is English during the first year, including 160 hours of French language courses.During the 2nd year, courses are in French but Master's thesis can be either in French or English.... [-]


Master of Community and Regional Planning

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Applied Science
Campus Full time 20 months September 2018 Canada Vancouver

The MCRP is a 20-month professional master's degree in Planning. It is an innovative and flexible program that anticipates and responds to rapidly changing urban, regional, and global environments. The MCRP curriculum begins with a strong core sequence of 18 credits that is tailored to the evolving demands of the profession. [+]

September 2017 Intake closed. Applications will reopen in October 2017 for September 2018 intake The MCRP is a 20-month professional master's degree in Planning. It is an innovative and flexible program that anticipates and responds to rapidly changing urban, regional, and global environments. The MCRP curriculum begins with a strong core sequence of 18 credits that is tailored to the evolving demands of the profession. Students will additionally undertake a sequence of courses in an area of concentration customized for their interests and professional aspirations. In their second year, students will be required to take a studio course that integrates theories and methods covered throughout the curriculum into a single team-based project with a real or simulated client or community group. The program's Capstone requirement provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their competency through developing a professional portfolio or professional research report. Cumulative program requirements provide students with real world experience and prepare them for entry into a wide variety of planning jobs. The program also features an internship/work experience, and a mentoring program. Concentrations Students can choose from the Indigenous Community Planning (ICP) or Urban Design (UD) concentrations, or they can develop a customized concentration to suit their interests with guidance from their faculty advisor. A few examples of current student concentrations include: public engagement and participatory planning; social and community planning; urban development planning; resiliency planning; transportation and urban design; transportation and sustainability; and urban infrastructure and environmental sustainability. The ICP and UD concentrations have specific course... [-]

Master in Urban and Regional Planning

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 18 months February 2018 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The professional Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning is spread over 3 semesters, and encompasses all areas involved in urban planning and local development. [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning. OVERVIEW The 18-month Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning is designed for students to acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills required for jobs as a professional planner. A habitable modern city is only successful if its different components are efficiently integrated and the residents and citizens benefit economically and socially leading to an improved quality of life. Regional and Urban Planners strategically link the complex components of cities and regions including budget, legalities, availability of infrastructure and land and visual appeal. Through intelligent planning, they create plans to build and organically grow dynamic and functional public spaces for small and large populations. Planners work alongside engineers, architects, law enforcement agencies, environmental consultants, legal advisors to create vibrant and sustainable cities and regions. International recognition Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the Ministry of Education and is recognised worldwide. STRUCTURE The degree in Urban & Regional Planning is taught in English and covers a total of three semesters across eighteen months, starting in September. The course schedule is carefully designed to accommodate working professionals by arranging classes over short periods, including weekends, in consideration of students who intend to combine their studies with work and working professionals. [-]

Master in Architecture

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time 2 - 3 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

The NAAB accredited Master of Architecture is a holistic professional program offered in two tracks. Dedicated to the relationship of theory, up to date technical developments, advanced architectural design and the practice of making and building, the program has an exceptional profile. [+]

The NAAB accredited Master of Architecture is a holistic professional program offered in two tracks. Dedicated to the relationship of theory, up to date technical developments, advanced architectural design and the practice of making and building, the program has an exceptional profile. Through knowledgeable and practicing faculty, we enable our students to become responsible leaders in their field, who have the skills to envision, design and construct a desirable and viable future, and therefore actively contribute towards the evolution of society. M. Arch Track I Unit Requirements Major 48 units Directed Study 6 units Electives* 9 units TOTAL 63 units *Per director approval Architecture M. Arch Degree Requirements Successful completion of Final Thesis Project Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA Minimum grade of C in all required 63 units (Track I) or 87 units (Track II) M. Arch Track II Unit Requirements Major 66 units Directed Study 6 units Electives* 15 units TOTAL 87 units *Per director approval MARCH Program Learning Outcomes Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: Design: Demonstrate development of design exploration and understanding throughout the program Visual Communication: Visually communicate ideas through hand sketching/ drawing, including hand drawn concept sketches, design process sketches and diagrams Visually communicate ideas through architectural drawings (digital or otherwise): site plan, plan, section, elevation, and 3D representation Produce accurate physical models of design ideas Written Communication: Effectively summarize the project and process in a well-crafted proposal and thesis book Presentation Skills: Professionally present the thesis proposal and final project Building Systems,... [-]

Master in Regional Planning and Development

Rezekne University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Latvia Rēzekne

The programme enables to get comprehensive knowledge and skills for effective fulfilment of manager`s functions in state management structures on regional level as well as in regionally-located commercial structures on the basis of best practices of EU countries. [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning. The programme enables to get comprehensive knowledge and skills for effective fulfilment of manager`s functions in state management structures on regional level as well as in regionally-located commercial structures on the basis of best practices of EU countries. Teaching process is carried out by specialists of high scientific qualification: professors, associate professors, and doctors with rich experience of pedagogical, scientific, and practical work. Qualification awarded: Master of Social Sciences in Management. Admission requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Commerce, or Administration. Duration of studies: 1.5 years of full time studies. Study programme consists of 2 parts: Part A – compulsory courses (general) Part B – elective courses (specialization). To complete study programme student has to earn 60 CP (90 ECTS). Access to further studies: Doctoral Studies. Final test, if any: Master`s thesis. Study fee: 2900 EUR per year. If you are interested in the studies at Rezekne University of Applied Sciences fill application form at this address: http://www.rta.lv/online_application_procedure. [-]