Masters Program in Urban and Regional Planning in Europe

Compare Masters Programs in Urban and Regional Planning in Europe 2017/2018

Urban and Regional Planning

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

The field of urban and regional planning is one that deals with creating designs for pieces of land that are to be used in an urban, industrial or regional capacity. Some specializations include environment and transportation.

 

In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.

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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 [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning in Europe 2017/2018. 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. How is the course taught? Our MSc programme is taught either by distance learning or through residential blocks in one of the most imaginative environmental buildings in the UK, or in a mixture of the two. What qualification will you receive? Successful completion of the programme MSc Sustainability and Adaptation Planning at the Centre for Alternative Technology leads to the award of Master of Science (MSc) by UEL. Modules include - Adaptation and sustainability: concepts and planning - Ecosystem services, land use and water and waste management - Environmental adaptation, sustainability, politics and economics - Cities and communities... [-]

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.... [-]


University/Inter-university Master’s Degree in territorial analysis and management: planning, governance, and territorial leadership - 3rd Edition

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Spain Tarragona

The objective of this interuniversity master's degree (Universidad de Granada and Universitat Rovira i Virgili) is to provide multidisciplinary training for professionals and researchers in all areas of territorial organisation, planning and management. [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning in Europe 2017/2018. Overview The objective of this interuniversity master's degree (Universidad de Granada and Universitat Rovira i Virgili) is to provide multidisciplinary training for professionals and researchers in all areas of territorial organisation, planning and management. This allows students to achieve other aims which enable them to: Achieve skills and knowledge to exercise leadership to face regional challenges and promote sustainable development. Specializing in strategic planning (local development projects, urban planning and mobility), as well as the prospective analysis of scenarios. Training in GIS, digital mapping and spatial analysis techniques applied to fields such as landscape prospective planning, network analysis, geo-marketing, etc. Qualify for integration in public administration and private business. It also provides guidance on the preparation for future students to research Duration 60 ECTS - 1 year Teaching mode Blended Places 30 Timetable It is a blended programme. There are oline sessions and face-to-face sessions. The timetable for the face-to-face sessions are from Monday to Thursday (February-April) External practicals Optional but recommended for the professional track Course language Spanish Collaborating institutions Port of Tarragona, DOW Participating universities Universidad de Granada Universitat Rovira i Virgili Faculty Faculty of Tourism and Geography Linked to doctoral degree in Tourism and leisure Start and finish dates of teaching Classes start in October and finish in June (online period October-December, face-to-face period January to June). Exam sessions for the Final Master's Degree Project There is only one exam session, in June, for the Final Master's Degree... [-]

Master in City and Technology

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

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

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

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. [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning in Europe 2017/2018. 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. The Master is the 4th best in Spain for Real State Management sector according Eduniversal Ranking. What do you prepare? Understand and analyze legislative and regulatory issues to respond to the real estate valuation, management and inspection of certain state and local taxes, expropriation or urban planning. Assess and report on international field of great complexity, determine the risks and profitability of real estate projects, make reports, opinions and appraisals real estate in the private sector, as well as advice on legal and administrative proceedings in which a court expert is required. Train experts in the field of urban management and planning, professionals equipped with skills and knowledge in matters of land planning, implementation planning, financing and control of... [-]

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. You will become familiar with the use and application of GIS methodologies and will develop skills for plan making and transportation planning. Depending on your interests, you choose to specialise in either development and design, or environmental planning. A structured combination of theoretical discussion, practical studio-based learning and independent research. Intensive learning experience which is policy relevant and practice related. Potential in year 2 (based on competitive selection process) for 1 semester exchange with the Master in Urban Planning Program at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Irish Planning Institute, which are internationally recognised qualifications Who should apply? Full Time option suitable for: Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes Applications are welcome from graduates from any discipline, though undergraduate disciplines with a thematic link to Planning are preferred. The programme is... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning in Europe 2017/2018. 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. The way of selling ‘sales’ has changed mainly because of the dissemination of “online shopping” and effect of mass distribution. New forms of shared consumption have been established and commercial spaces now take on new forms and functions. As in many other fields, they are not uniform linear transformations but are rather coexisting contradictory phenomena in very distinct situations. Local businesses have survived mass distribution because ‘zero kilometer’ goods are displayed side by side with goods coming from other continents. Even the shop under your house is not immune to the online buying phenomenon.... [-]

Master in Sustainable Urban Planning and Design

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time September 2018 Sweden Stockholm

The challenges of sustainable urban development call for professionals who can bridge disciplinary borders. Well qualified individuals with a holistic understanding of the various areas of this field will be able to successfully adapt design practices to the [+]

Master in Sustainable Urban Planning and DesignThe challenges of sustainable urban development call for professionals who can bridge disciplinary borders. Well qualified individuals with a holistic understanding of the various areas of this field will be able to successfully adapt design practices to the environmental conditions and societal needs of the future. This is a growing and highly relevant field, continually demanding new ideas and innovations from skilled graduates. Programme outlineThe programme brings together students of architecture, planning, civil engineering, natural and social sciences, who want to develop expertise for analysing, synthesising and co-ordinating complex planning and design tasks. Students will be equipped with professional tools that will allow them to serve as critical links –bringing different perspectives together in the process of planning and design for sustainable urban environments worldwide.The coursework encompasses a substantial share of studios and projects that aim to train the student’s practical skills and gain a better understanding of planning and design practice.The programme offers three key tracks of study:... [-]


Master in Urban Studies

Estonian Academy of Arts
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 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. [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning in Europe 2017/2018. 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,... [-]

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: 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 Urban and Regional Development

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Urban and Regional Development offers in-depth training in the areas of town and country landuse planning, urban development and landscape planning, in the North and in the South. The programme puts a strong emphasis on practical experience (through project-based workshops or internships, for example), allowing students to develop the expertise necessary to make territorial diagnoses and to design and implement urban planning projects or coordinate the processes and stakeholders involved in urban and regional development. Students also acquire in-depth knowledge of the technical, legal, and practical tools used by professionals on a daily basis. [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning in Europe 2017/2018. Master in Urban and Regional Development The Master in Urban and Regional Development offers in-depth training in the areas of town and country landuse planning, urban development and landscape planning, in the North and in the South. The programme puts a strong emphasis on practical experience (through project-based workshops or internships, for example), allowing students to develop the expertise necessary to make territorial diagnoses and to design and implement urban planning projects or coordinate the processes and stakeholders involved in urban and regional development. Students also acquire in-depth knowledge of the technical, legal, and practical tools used by professionals on a daily basis. The critical thinking aspect of these activities is another major focus of the programme: while students are required to master various tools and techniques, they must also develop reflective and critical approaches to urban and regional development in order to anticipate current AVAILABLE ORIENTATIONS: Regional and urban planning Landscape architecture Regional development in the South Geographic information systems OBJECTIVES: The Master in Urban and Regional Development provides comprehensive training in the areas of regional, city and landscape planning. Training is provided via workshops which foreground the methods and tools used in urban and regional planning professions (diagnostics, projects, drawings, mapping, scale models, etc.). The aim of the programme is to provide in-depth initial training that prepares graduates for the job market. Curriculum Compulsory courses (40Credits) Specialisation courses (40Credits) Three research project workshops (40Credits) Thesis (40Credits) Mobility Students may... [-]

Master in Smart Cities

Bau Design College of Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Spain Barcelona

When the smart city concept first emerged during the last decade, it constituted the contribution of information and communication technology (ICT) to the development of cities for learning, adaptation and innovation. [+]

Master in Smart Cities. Designing with Citizens When the smart city concept first emerged during the last decade, it constituted the contribution of information and communication technology (ICT) to the development of cities for learning, adaptation and innovation. However, since then the concept has shifted towards a more neoliberal stance promoted by multinational companies, who view ICT as a means of enhancing the competitiveness of cities through the development of the digital economy. The Master’s degree in Smart Cities. Designing with Citizens, coordinated by the Design for All Foundation and Bau Design College of Barcelona takes the approach that competitiveness, economic development and improved efficiency in cities should not be an end in itself. Rather, it should be the natural consequence of the active involvement of citizens in the evolution of urban societies towards greater sustainability, as the harmonious development of a city may only be achieved through the will and empowerment of healthier, more creative and socially engaged citizens. A city may only be “smart” if its citizens collectively take up the challenge of innovating intelligently and sustainably, with the aim of creating more livable, viable and equitable cities. This programme therefore aims to provide a different view of the challenges faced by cities and the opportunities opening up this century, offering students not only an understanding of urban issues but also practical knowledge and the ability to use tools to facilitate co-creation with citizens to design smart, sustainable cities. GENERAL AIMS OF THE TRAINING The aims of this... [-]

MCD Town and Regional Planning

University of Liverpool
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Liverpool + 1 more

This MCD taught programme is fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute and will introduce you to the essential aspects of town and regional planning. [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning in Europe 2017/2018. MCD Town and Regional Planning This MCD taught programme is fully accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute and will introduce you to the essential aspects of town and regional planning. You’ll learn about the social, economic and environmental challenges planners face, whilst becoming familiar with planning tools, methods and how they can be applied to particular planning contexts. Three MCD pathways are available, two of which have been tailored specifically to meet the needs of students who have completed an undergraduate degree in planning at the University of Liverpool or XJTLU: Pathway B (Urban Design) and Pathway C (Spatial Modelling). Pathway A (Spatial Planning) is intended for students with an undergraduate degree in one of a range of disciplines cognate to planning, such as geography, sociology, environmental studies or politics; or for part-time students working in planning practice. All three MCD pathways are accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute. Available full-time over a year or part-time over two years, this intensive course combines lectures and seminars with individual coursework and group projects. A field visit to another European country will allow you to explore the way that cultural, historical, political and institutional forces shape planning responses. Key Facts RAE 2008 50% of research activity deemed world leading or internationally excellent and a further 35% internationally recognised. Housed in the Gordon Stephenson Building The building contains lecture and seminar rooms, as well as a design studio. Why Civic Design? World's... [-]

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. Learning outcomes be able to demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of the interdisciplinary field to which spatial planning belongs, where social science, natural science and technology meet and are amalgamated into spatial planning. be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of subjects, disciplines and knowledge areas applicable for solving qualified assignments and to critically examine design plans and written documents. be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of research and development issues in spatial planning. be able to demonstrate advanced methodological knowledge in planning and design of the spatial environment, and of tasks included in the working field of spatial planning. in a reflective and analytical way, be able to demonstrate ability to integrate knowledge from tested practice, subject areas and science fields which are relevant for processing of complex planning problems. Working with planning and design of the spatial environment requires the ability to tackle and evaluate situations and issues... [-]

reCity - European Joint Master Course in City Regeneration

fisD consortium
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 5 years December 2017 Italy Catanzaro + 1 more

the design of city regeneration, pursued with an holistic approach based on improving the beneficiaries’ competences necessary to be key actors within the advanced process of sustainable urban development and renewal, in terms of design, communication, building and management of the contemporary city. [+]

Masters in Urban and Regional Planning in Europe 2017/2018. Growing population, immigration, uncontrolled urbanisation, pollution, mono-functional areas abandoned, heritage threatened, urge new solutions posing monumental challenges in terms of housing, transport, energy, environment, health and social inclusion. It becomes crucial a regeneration of the city. This is the issue addressed in the world-class Master Course named reCity. A course created for a new generation of professionals who want to design and share innovative ideas supporting communities, stake-holders and political leaders towards more sustainable cities. Focus of the reCity, is the design of city regeneration, pursued with an holistic approach based on improving the beneficiaries’ competences necessary to be key actors within the advanced process of sustainable urban development and renewal, in terms of design, communication, building and management of the contemporary city. The reCity objective is to deepen university study and work experience, integrating them with interdisciplinary skills. The aim is to build the professionalism required in the labour market for successful employment in a wide range of contexts related to city regeneration projects. In the reCity, students, eligible from all over the world, work in cross-disciplinary teams, consider issues from multiple perspectives, gain insight from industry leaders, link up with networks and emerge with a portfolio of projects. Structure An excellent full-time two-year postgraduate master course. 120 ECTS over 4 semesters. An integrated, research-led & job-oriented curriculum with lectures, tutorials, seminars, laboratories, workshops, working groups, mobile learning, field trips, internship and project-works. English is the official language. Students also... [-]