Master of Science Urban Agriculture and Green Cities
EUR 8,360 / per year *
Earliest start date
* per year for the Conventional Program. €9360 per year for Continuing Education
Please note that this program is taught in English
With the likelihood of cities being denser by 2050, it is becoming essential to take a broader view of sustainable development when it comes to urban planning. In this context, urban agriculture is becoming an essential component of nature in the city and brings numerous solutions to the problems of humankind — overcrowding, shortage of agricultural land, climate change, etc.
The MSc in Urban Agriculture and Green Cities aims to train future managers in urban agricultural and horticultural jobs according to an innovative and broad-based approach to planning, development, and sustainability.
The course has been designed to equip future graduates with the necessary tools and hybrid skills to develop in the public and private professional fields responsible for designing, implementing, and monitoring innovative and multifunctional agricultural and horticultural projects in cities.
Today, the capability a city has to implement biodiversity and plant restoration strategies raises many questions, mainly linked to how to bring together a project architecture based on the following five main principles, within an overall strategy:
- Local, organic and high-yield food production,
- Production and optimized use of renewable energies,
- Rain and gray water reclamation and reuse,
- Waste recycling,
- Energy-plus building construction.
The purpose of introducing the Master of Science in Urban Agriculture and Green Cities is to design, implement and follow up projects based on agriculture and horticulture in cities, combining agronomic, architectural, environmental, energy, economic and social concerns.