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Spatial Planning

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Title/degree: Master of Science (MSc)
Duration: 1 year (60 EC), full-time
Start month: September
Language of instruction: English

Spatial planners are fascinated by on-going and future changes in cities and regions and take on the role as managers of those spatial transformations - think of: regenerating shopping districts or old industrial sites; designating water retention areas; shaping urban mobility concepts for the future. Related challenges vary in scale, from individual property to European policy making. The programme's subtitle ‘managing smart cities and regions’ reflects the challenges of current and future urban societies, at a time that ambitions for a ‘New Urban Agenda’ for the 21st century are formulated, with policies and strategies to create more sustainable and equitable urban spaces.

Master's specialisations
You can choose a specialisation that best reflects your passion for spatial planning:

Cities, Water and Climate Change
Gain all necessary knowledge and skills for working on the nexus between urban planning, water and environmental management.

European Spatial and Environmental Planning
Become a spatial planner who understands EU policies, can cooperate with planners across borders and engages with other sectors like environment and economic development.

Planning, Land and Real Estate Development
Discover new perspectives on urban development which you can use in a future role as city developer, either in the public or private sector.

Strategic Spatial Planning
Focus on the strategic and visionary elements of what might be called the ‘new’ planning enterprise.

Urban and Regional Mobility
Look into different integrated mobility systems or transport modes at different spatial scales. Discover new practices and strategies to provide innovative mobility solutions.

Flexible specialisation
We also offer you the opportunity to make your own combination of courses from a list of relevant electives, next to completing the core courses of the programme. For more information, please contact the study advisor.

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