Masters Programs in Urban and Regional Planning

Compare 29 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 in Coastal Communities and Regional Development

University Centre of the Westfjords
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months September 2018 Iceland 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 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 of Design (MDes) Urban Environments Design

HK PolyU School of Design
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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 2018 Entry Applications start: 26 Sep 2017 First Round Review deadline: 12 Dec 2017 Application deadline: 30 Apr 2018 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 of Urban and Regional Planning

CEPT University
Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Ahmedabad

India’s urbanization is an epochal transformation that will have a significant impact on the living conditions and quality of life of its people. The manner, in which this urbanization is planned and managed, holds the key to ensuring liveability, equity, and sustainability for the people. Typically, urban planners play a vital role in such urban transformations. The Faculty of Planning CEPT University prepares thoughtful planning professionals to meet this challenge. [+]

Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Faculty of Planning – CEPT University

India’s urbanization is an epochal transformation that will have a significant impact on the living conditions and quality of life of its people. The manner, in which this urbanization is planned and managed, holds the key to ensuring liveability, equity, and sustainability for the people. Typically, urban planners play a vital role in such urban transformations. The Faculty of Planning CEPT University prepares thoughtful planning professionals to meet this challenge.

This choice-based Master’s program in Urban and Regional Planning prepares young professionals for a career in planning and equips them to: (i) prepare plans and projects for the cities and their regions, (ii) undertake research on policies and processes of urbanization and urban development, (iii) advise on governance of cities and their regions, and (iv) advocate for specific issues like sustainability, climate change resilience, uplifting marginalized communities etc. We train professionals through hands-on studio exercises, theory courses, an individual capstone project and field visits within India and abroad.... [-]


MSc Sustainability and Adaptation Planning

Centre for Alternative Technology
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Machynlleth + 1 more

The MSc in Sustainability and Adaptation Planning (SAP) focuses on ‘macro’ scale aspects of the field [+]

MSc Sustainability and Adaptation Planning

This is a masters degree focuses on the key strategic and leadership challenges brought about by climate change and broader environmental issues. From spatial master-planning to politics and economics, this MSc gets to the heart of the how the environment must be brought into decision-making. It is among the first such programmes in the UK to put adaptation transformation at the heart of the teaching.

Future environmental change and the effectiveness of solutions are both uncertain. We teach students to integrate risk assessment into decision-making. Theoretical concepts are reinforced with applied projects in landscape planning, design and case studies. The MSc course covers a variety of themes including land use, cities and communities, politics and economics, ecosystem function, water and waste management. Optional modules in the built environment, energy, sustainable materials and renewable technologies can also be taken.... [-]


Master in Prototyping Future Cities

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London Canterbury Russia Moscow Nizhny Novgorod St. Petersburg South Korea Seoul + 7 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 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.... [-]


Master of Sustainable Environments and Planning (Professional)

Bond University
Campus Full time 92 weeks January 2018 Australia Robina

The Master of Sustainable Environments and Planning (Professional) program focuses on Environmental Management as well as Urban Design & Planning. [+]

The professional program follows the same structure as the Master of Sustainable Environments and Planning program with an additional 20-week Professional Portfolio component.

Professional Portfolio is a 45 credit point subject available to master’s (Professional) students in the Faculty of Society & Design. This subject is strongly experientially orientated and encourages students to develop their professional skills in a real-world environment. The subject will ensure that students combine self-analysis and reflective learning skills with professional methodologies, so as to expand analytical and strategic thinking capabilities. It will provide practical experience for students to develop their skills in a profession relevant to their master’s specialisation.... [-]


Master in Urban Studies

University of the Witwatersrand
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years February 2018 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 ... [-]

M.Des. in Public Space Design

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 India Bangalore

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

Students displaying their work from a public space design course, which explored Urban Planning through mapping. Course: Making Places Public places are sometimes the sites for conflict of race, class, gender, and economics. But they are also places of synergy and the collective where individuals and communities can interact with each other. In the Indian context where pastoral communities consider grasslands as common land that everyone’s cattle can graze in or streets that become makeshift markets where street vendors have traditionally congregated to sell their produce. With emerging technologies such as the Internet of things and cloud computing, we will increasingly connect everyone and everything in a seamless network, further blurring the boundaries between public and private. All of this adds varied dimensions to the word “public”. It is critical to understand this changing dynamic of public space. 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


Master in Interior Architecture for Business Habitat

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

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

Design is experiencing a time of strong momentum and growth. The rapid evolution of production methods and ways of living require more and more adaptability and innovation. Anticipating and stimulating change have become main factors effecting competitiveness, being an engine for change and effecting contemporary economies. Traditional disciplinary boundaries have been overwhelmed by the need for greater interaction, ability to work in groups and the transfer of technology. Designers are now required to know new design skills and ways of information sharing, as well as have improved ability to listen to the needs of clients. On the other hand, it provides designers with new opportunities to draw on the wealth of traditional knowledge but yet without formal conditions or style obligations. Even when applied to interior architecture, the designer must be able to make use of new skills to delineate separated professions, those typical of the architecture.... [-]


Master of Planning

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 3 years January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Planning provides a new career path for design, planning and property professionals, equipping graduates with a broad understanding of planning issues alongside the negotiation skills and creative thinking required to resolve them. [+]

Whereas planning has often been seen as an approval process, UTS approaches the discipline as a critical task, one that connects communities with governments, institutions and developers. UTS firmly believes the best planners don't just apply existing regulations. UTS graduates are creative problem solvers and negotiators, able to work effectively in teams and with stakeholders to deliver workable solutions to complex residential, commercial and infrastructure development problems.

Through this course, students proactively engage with policy, environmental and demographic frameworks to understand how planning decisions shape the urban environment over the long term. This engagement is multidisciplinary, spanning planning, urban design, property, architecture/landscape architecture, economics, spatial analysis, law and urban ecology. The degree has both a strong sustainability focus and an emphasis on the property development cycle. Students learn about land markets and feasibility studies, and acquire the technical skills to perform complex and evidence-based forecasting. They also learn how to conduct large scale structure planning and design master planned developments for communities. Students achieve these outcomes by applying theory to real-world scenarios in real-world learning environments, including peer-led, multidisciplinary teamwork and discussions, case studies and field trips, with opportunities to travel internationally.... [-]


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 in Regional & Urban Planning

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

In today’s complex and 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 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 in Urban and Regional Planning

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

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. 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master's Degree In Urban Management, Appraisals And Judicial Expertise

laSalle Barcelona Postgraduate
Campus Full time September 2018 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Urban Management, Valuations and Judicial Expertise (MGICV) focuses on the analysis of legislative and regulatory issues to respond to the real estate valuation, management and inspection of certain state and local taxes expropriations or urban planning. They are also valued and carried reports internationally of great complexity. [+]

The Master in Urban Management, Valuations and Judicial Expertise (MGICV) It focuses on the analysis of legislative and regulatory issues to respond to the real estate valuation, management and inspection of certain state and local taxes expropriations or urban planning. They are also valued and carried reports internationally of great complexity.

The program also responds to the current demand from the construction have unprofesional with capacity to develop, with guarantees, management building process industry from a holistic perspective and with the particular focus of each of the specialties offered .

Students who meet the academic requirements who pursue the program successfully receive latitulación of Master in Integral Construction Management (Major Urban Management, Valuations and Judicial Expertise) La Salle - Ramon Llull University.... [-]