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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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26 Results in Urban and Regional Planning

Harbour Space

We live in a world of cities, and our planet is increasingly urban. Cities are the new engines of the global economy, and at the same time, they can be the main actors to ... [+]

We live in a world of cities, and our planet is increasingly urban. Cities are the new engines of the global economy, and at the same time, they can be the main actors to face the challenges of climate change and fight against inequality and poverty. If in the past we lived through stages in which the world was organized by empires and then by nation-states, in the future we will live increasingly in a world of cities, in a world of SuperCities.

We are living an unprecedented "digital revolution" at the confluence of 4 megatrends that are cloud computing, mobile devices, social networks and intelligence applied to "Big Data". We have never had more computing capacity or easier access to information, or better physical and digital communication options and this is changing the way people live, work, have fun, learn and relate. Politics, the economy, society, and of course cities are also changing, which today enjoy opportunities that previously didn’t exist.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 year
Campus
International University of Catalonia

This master's degree is an innovative, international and multidisciplinary education program that teaches students how to operationalize the most urgent calls for buildin ... [+]

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This master's degree is an innovative, international and multidisciplinary education program that teaches students how to operationalize the most urgent calls for building more resilient and sustainable cities through urban planning and design, and how to frame adequate policies and governance models. This one-year program provides the most up-to-date perspectives, methods, and tools for dealing with the threat of climate change, natural disasters and the social and technical transformations required to minimize the environmental impact of the current global urbanization trends while addressing social justice.

Reasons to study this master's degree International professors and a global multidisciplinary perspective: This master's degree has been framed and supported by the International Urban Resilience Research Network, and the program is taught by professors from some of the most prestigious universities and research centers dealing with urban resilience in different parts of the world. The programme's global and multidisciplinary perspective (it addresses the environmental, social, economic, planning and political aspects of urban studies) enables students to learn about and understand resilience challenges on an international, national and local city level, thanks to the dense network of research and teaching partners involved in this master's degree. Wide range of job opportunities: The program is supported by the most prestigious foundations, networks, and agencies dealing nowadays with city and community resilience. It includes a mandatory job placement period, which provides students the connections and work experience needed to ensure a successful and international career. A long list of cities from different continents has also pledged... [-]
Spain Barcelona
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Higher School of Economics

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 e ... [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning.

The programme focuses on the issues of urban planning and management using new city models and technologies. It is 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 takes place in a laboratory-type environment where students 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 provide the graduates with a variety of career opportunities in large technological companies, city administrations or their own innovative businesses.... [-]

Russia Moscow
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University Centre of the Westfjords

Coastal Communities and Regional Development is an international, multidisciplinary master’s program on the development of rural and remote areas in the past and in the f ... [+]

Coastal Communities and Regional Development is an international, multidisciplinary master’s program on the development of rural and remote areas in the past and in the future. It focuses on coastal communities along the North Atlantic and the Arctic, although theoretical foundations might be found in other regions.

The program is specially built on the principle and practice of sociology, macroeconomics and geography/planning. By the end of the program, students understand the changes and challenges of coastal communities' development and have versed themselves in methods and skills to predict their development and manage it. The language of teaching and general communication is English. The program is offered by the University Centre of the Westfjords in Ísafjörður in co-operation with the University of Akureyri. Teaching takes place in Ísafjörður.... [-]

Iceland Ísafjörður
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Full-time
18 - 24 months
Campus
University of Dundee

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

This 5-year programme is professionally accredited by the ARB/RIBA for part 1 and part 2.

The first three years (part 1) are designed to build basic knowledge and skills in Design, Communications, Architectural History/Theory and Sustainable Technology. Each year culminates in a major integrated design project which draws these parallel threads together.

The final two years (part 2) offer more opportunities to choose a programme of study which suits your emerging interests as a maturing designer. At level 4 you will choose an integrated design project from a series of offered options, and also select a ‘design research’ theme which leads into final year unit studios. These studios give you the opportunity to develop individual thesis projects which specialize in the aspects of architecture that most interest you.... [-]

United Kingdom Dundee
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Full-time
5 years
Campus
Estonian Academy of Arts

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

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 program in Urban Studies critically engages with the wide-ranging manifestation of contemporary urbanity. What shapes have the processes of urbanization assumed today? How are urban spaces produced?

The program 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 program 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 program has a triple focus on social uses, spatial programs, and urban forms.... [-]

Estonia Tallinn
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Blekinge Institute of Technology

If you are interested in societal issues and the built environment and want to advance your undergraduate studies by specialising in planning, this is the right programme ... [+]

If you are interested in societal issues and the built environment and want to advance your undergraduate studies by specialising in planning, this is the right programme for you!

You will be introduced to the overall context of spatial planning, its cultural heritage and the various forms of governance in society. You will be trained to work in a multidisciplinary planning project and immerse yourself thematically in the various challenges of planning, including sustainability, equality, justice and the environment. In addition, you will apply your newfound knowledge by examining the outcomes of planning in different geographic contexts in order to develop an in-depth understanding of the social, spatial and environmental impact of policies and plans. The programme concludes with an independent project. Job prospects for graduates of the programme are very good.... [-]

Sweden Karlskrona
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
SCI-Arc

SCI-Arc’s M.Arch 2 program is a two-year, five-term, professional Master of Architecture program. The aim is the reappraisal of architecture; it is specifically designed ... [+]

SCI-Arc’s M.Arch 2 program is a two-year, five-term, professional Master of Architecture program. The aim is the reappraisal of architecture; it is specifically designed to build upon and reconsider knowledge gained from a prior undergraduate degree in the field.

Open to applicants with a minimum of a four-year degree in architecture, or its equivalent abroad, the program requires attendance for the fall and spring terms of the first year, and the fall, spring, and summer terms of the second year. Students are introduced to advanced critical perspectives on contemporary architectural issues and examine the complex and shifting relationships between architecture and cultural, political, economic, and social change.... [-]

USA Los Angeles
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

The Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning is a postgraduate program established in 1975 at the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies. It is currently a unit of th ... [+]

The Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning is a postgraduate program established in 1975 at the Faculty of Interdisciplinary Studies. It is currently a unit of the Faculty of Architecture and Design, oriented towards research and comprehensive and interdisciplinary training of professionals in the analysis, research and intervention in the processes of Urban and Regional Planning, Land Planning and Design of Cities and Regions in Colombia , in order to contribute in the search for solutions to the current problems of our society, in accordance with the guidelines of the Mission of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana .

General informationConference: Friday from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturdays from 7:00 am to 1:00 pmFace-to-face modalityDegree awarded: Master in urban and regional planningEstimated duration: Four semestersYear of initiation: 1975SNIES: 1033Qualified registry resolution: 4647 of May 7, 2012, valid until May 7, 2019.Master's value: 11,172,000 / semester *Type of training: PostgraduatePlace where it is offered: Bogotá... [-]
Colombia Bogotá
January 2020
Spanish (Colombia)
Part-time
4 semesters
Campus
Örebro University

The focus of the programme is sustainable development as a vital challenge to our society, which needs to be seriously addressed by government and public administration. ... [+]

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 society, which needs to be seriously addressed by government and public administration. The programme is a cooperation between human geography, political science and sociology and is a one-year Master's programme of 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 will 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.... [-]

Sweden Örebro
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
Brno University of Technology

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 proce ... [+]

Architecture and Urban Design

Abbreviation: ARCHURB

Level of course unit: Master's

Faculty: Faculty of Architecture

Academic year: 2019/2020

A title awarded: Ing. arch.

Qualification awarded: Ing. arch. in the field "Architecture and urban design"

Level of qualification: Master's (2nd cycle)

Specific admission requirements: Condition for admitting is obtaining a bachelor's degree.

Key learning outcomes:

The study program is aimed at achieving such a degree of the graduates' qualification that in the process of authorization - at his joining of the Czech Chamber of Architects - he is able to prove the required knowledge and skills.... [-]

Czech Republic Brno
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 4 years
Campus
Isuru

The training is organized in a modular way and according to a competency-based approach. The student goes through the different teaching units which constitute the traini ... [+]

Training

The training is organized in a modular way and according to a competency-based approach. The student goes through the different teaching units which constitute the training according to the rhythm that suits him, until the integrated test in which he must demonstrate through a synthesis work the transversal mastery of the skills he has acquired.

The question "How will men live here, tomorrow? Is the breadcrumb of the training. This is the purpose of urban planning courses in which the student is led to formulate his response in the form of a creative synthesis in an approach that is similar to that he will implement in his professional practice.

Around the course of project, gravitate the courses relating to the sciences, techniques, means and methods to which the planner refers and those relating to the bases which frame his activity.... [-]

Belgium Saint-Gilles
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French
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

The program fosters empathetic and reflective designers capable of engaging with theory and public policy. It develops the ability to deal with complexity and navigate th ... [+]

Participatory action research for solid waste management at Gubbi - Karnataka

Vision

Public spaces are interior and exterior spaces, as well as permanent and impermanent spaces, for movement and passage; encounter and exchange; as well as entertainment and leisure. These spaces go beyond the physical and into the realms of the virtual, social, cultural, and emotional. In India, where tradition and modernity coexist in layered complexity, these spaces include streets and pavements; parks, maidans, and bagaans; railway stations and metro stations; shopping malls and bazaars; exhibitions, museums and gallery spaces. Indian cities face the constant struggle to design, maintain and improve the inhabitation of public spaces and their qualities, not just in urban areas but also in peri-urban areas. A successful and liveable city, therefore, needs to have a network of well-designed and inclusive public spaces.... [-]

India Bengaluru
July 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
KTH Royal Institute of Technology

The master’s program in Sustainable Urban Planning and Design focuses on the interrelationship between the built environment and social, economic and institutional forces ... [+]

The master’s program in Sustainable Urban Planning and Design focuses on the interrelationship between the built environment and social, economic and institutional forces. The program provides professionals with a profound and broad understanding of the multiple factors in sustainable urban development. Students are trained to alter planning and design practices to respond to the environmental conditions and societal needs of the future.

Sustainable Urban Planning and Design at KTH

The program brings together students of architecture, planning, civil engineering and natural and social sciences. Students will be equipped with theoretical knowledge and professional tools that position them to act as critical links, joining multiple perspectives together in sustainable planning and design processes relevant in Sweden and worldwide. Coursework includes substantial time spent in studios and on projects that train students in practical skills as well as giving them a deep understanding of planning and design practice.... [-]

Sweden Stockholm
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Eastern Washington University

Urban and Regional Planning is one of society's means for addressing these problems in a creative, positive manner. Planning is a problem-solving profession that is conce ... [+]

Many social, physical, economic, technical and political issues in society cry out for definition and resolution. Among these are:

The decline in central cities; The deterioration of neighborhoods; Inefficient and inequitable taxing and regulatory policies; Congestion and other problems of accessibility; The impact of growth and change; An erosion of natural resources; and Inefficient or absent human services.

Urban and Regional Planning is one of society's means for addressing these problems in a creative, positive manner. Planning is a problem-solving profession that is concerned with the forces that influence the quality of life in the neighborhood, city, region, state, nation, and the world. Thus, planning provides a unique occupational avenue for those who desire a role in shaping a better future.... [-]

USA Spokane
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus