Masters Programs in Urban and Regional Planning

Compare 30 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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MArch (Hons) in Architecture

University of Dundee
Campus Full time 5 years September 2018 United Kingdom 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.... [-]


Master of Supercities

Harbour.Space
Campus Full time 1 year Open Enrollment Spain Barcelona

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 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.... [-]


Master in Urban Studies

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2019 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The Master in Urban studies is a multi-disciplinary master degree, including courses in Planning, Political Studies, Sociology, and History. The degree is research-oriented and suited for students aiming at developing and consolidating their research skills, for careers involving research in academic, NGO, global institutions or government environments. Most lecturers involved have both a strong academic background and activist experience, and the degree focuses more specifically around issues of urban politics and governance, local democracy and justice, processes and politics of policy-making in Cities of the South. [+]

Applications for 2017 are now closed The Master in Urban studies is a multi-disciplinary master degree, including courses in Planning, Political Studies, Sociology, and History. The degree is research-oriented and suited for students aiming at developing and consolidating their research skills, for careers involving research in academic, NGO, global institutions or government environments. Most lecturers involved have both a strong academic background and activist experience, and the degree focuses more specifically around issues of urban politics and governance, local democracy and justice, processes and politics of policy-making in Cities of the South.

Benefits of the programme A multidisciplinary training to approach complex objects such as cities and urban dynamics A strong research training, with an orientation towards topical political issues for cities of the South / South African cities Curriculum Outline/Modules taught Cities of the South Community Participation in Urban Governance: theories, discourses, and practices Democratic Theory Research Methods & Computer-based graphic skills Elective: Social Movements State and Violence; The Making of Urban South Africa; Municipal Planning; Housing Theories, Policies, and Practices. Closing dates ... [-]

Master in Coastal Communities and Regional Development

University Centre of the Westfjords
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months September 2018 Iceland Ísafjörður

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. [+]

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.... [-]


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. [+]

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.... [-]


M.Arch 2

SCI-Arc
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Los Angeles

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master Programme in Sustainable Urban Planning

Blekinge Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 Sweden Karlskrona

The programme focuses on two central themes of urban planning and design of the built environment in Sweden: from post-war urban planning up until the 1980s, and sustainable urban planning from early 1990s up until today. There is a great interest in Swedish experiences of... [+]

Master Programme in Sustainable Urban Planning

\ge of Swedish experiences of urban planning. These experiences are highlighted by the various courses in the programme, where they are contextualised and problematised with the objective of developing amongst the students a reflective and critical perspective on planning and sustainable urban development in Sweden. Students are also supposed to put their newly acquired knowledge into practice in various projects and assignments. By integrating theory in the design of urban environment on different levels, the programme aims to provide students with an advanced insight and understanding of the context and complexity of Swedish urban planning.... [-]


Master of Sustainable Environments and Planning

Bond University
Campus Full time 72 weeks January 2019 Australia Robina

This program provides two specialisations: Environmental Management or Urban Design and Planning. [+]

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 Bachelor degree at an approved institution.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program provides two specialisations: Environmental Management or Urban Design and Planning.

The Environmental Management specialisation provides an in-depth examination of environmental management, including field work. The content is globally focused, providing qualifications that are in demand worldwide.

The Urban Design and Planning curriculum equips you with the theoretical and practical skills required to undertake the design, appraisal and management of urban and regional developments. With this qualification, professionals from a built environment background will be able to undertake urban planning and development at a professional level.... [-]


Master in Urban Studies

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 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 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.... [-]


Master in Prototyping Future Cities

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London Canterbury Russia Moscow South Korea Seoul + 5 more

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 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.... [-]


Master of Design (MDes) Urban Environments Design

HK PolyU School of Design
Campus Full time 1.5 years September 2019 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. In line with the School’s human-centred critical approach to environment design, this studio-based specialism integrates the design of multiple scales and typologies of urban environments. [+]

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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-centred 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.

Application Timeline - Sep 2019 Entry Applications start: 27 Sep 2018 First Round Review deadline: 14 Dec 2018 Application deadline: 30 Apr 2019 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.... [-]


Master in Architecture and Urban Design

Brno University of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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. [+]

Architecture and Urban Design

Abbreviation: ARCHURB

Level of course unit: Master's

Faculty: Faculty of Architecture

Academic year: 2018/2019

A 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.... [-]


M.Des. in Public Space Design

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2019 India Bengaluru

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 the layers of physical and non- physical contexts that define public spaces. The aim is to use this holistic understanding of the design of dynamic, inclusive and sensitive interventions. [+]

M.Des. in Public Space Design

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.... [-]


Master in Regional & Urban Planning

UCD College of Engineering and Architecture
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Ireland Dublin

In today’s complex and the rapidly changing world, with the threats posed by climate change, economic crisis and rapid urban growth, planners face the challenge of creating places that combine environmental quality with a vibrant economy, quality of life and distributive justice. [+]

MRUP Regional & Urban Planning Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 120)

In today’s complex and the rapidly changing world, with the threats posed by climate change, economic crisis and rapid urban growth, planners face the challenge of creating places that combine environmental quality with a vibrant economy, quality of life and distributive justice. This two-year professional planning degree develops the requisite conceptual knowledge and practical skills required by planners in this increasingly complex environment. You will develop an understanding of the administrative, legal and policy frameworks in which spatial planning operates and the social, political, economic and environmental challenges facing planning. In addition, students develop practical skills for plan & policy making, including environmental assessment, retail assessment, public participation methods, development & project management, and GIS.Depending on your interests, you choose to specialise in either development and design, or environmental planning.... [-]


Master of Urban Planning

CEPT University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 India Ahmedabad

Master of Urban Planning (MUP) allows students’ exposure to national and international best-practices in urban planning and equips them with knowledge and skills necessary for their professional careers in planning and managing growth and development of cities and urban areas. [+]

Master of Urban Planning

Faculty of Planning – CEPT University

Master of Urban Planning (MUP) allows students’ exposure to national and international best-practices in urban planning and equips them with knowledge and skills necessary for their professional careers in planning and managing growth and development of cities and urban areas.

During the course, students learn to understand and analyze a variety of factors influencing our cities and apply critical thinking in providing integrated, interdisciplinary solutions. Through hands-on studio exercises, theory courses, individual research projects and field visits within India and abroad, the course equips students with thorough knowledge of preparing statutory plans, and plans ranging from regional to city and local area levels. The members of the faculty include leading practitioners, academicians, and researchers, competent and proficient in their own fields, with national and global experience.... [-]