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Urban and Regional Planning and Design (URPD)

Application fee €20 one-time

Application fee is non-refundable

More information

https://www.clurpd.unifi.it 

Overview

The master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning and Design (URPD) trains specialists in the field of knowledge and management of global change, through multidisciplinary and innovative methods. Negative aspects of globalization (i.e., low quality of contemporary urbanization, climate change, environmental disasters, large migrations, social injustice, pandemics and the energy crisis) massively affect all living contexts that require urgent interventions. This master’s degree – built by The Department of Architecture (DIDA) and Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forestry (DAGRI) – adopts a multidisciplinary, integrated, and interactive approach to design strategies, with particular attention paid to the joint use of technical and artistic methods. Projects developed during the two-year master’s degree are shaped by the integration of knowledge and methodologies of urban and regional planning, river restoration, ecology, economics, landscape architecture, agroforestry, both in the Global North and South.

Programme structure

“Each place has a true personality; and with this shows some unique elements – a personality too much asleep it may be, but which it is the task of the planner, as master-artist, to awaken” (Patrick Geddes 1915).

“Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable” is the 11th Sustainable Development Goal of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The degree’s main goal is to make students able to meet this challenge, working to transform metropolitan areas, cities, towns, remote areas suffering for depopulation, in resilient and “self-sustainable” places. In the degree you will learn how to draw up plans and projects at different scales, from neighbourhood to landscape, from city to large territorial and environmental areas. Students will learn how to manage complex projects and coordinate multidisciplinary working groups in the field of built environment. Particular attention is paid to urban policies and citizen engagement tools in decision-making processes. The degree also deals with the knowledge and planning of rural and open areas, applying the concept of “urban bioregion”. In particular, the master’s degree trains the following specialists:

Regional Planner and Designer
Urban Planner and Designer
Expert in Public Policies and Participatory Processes
Agronomist-forester Expert in Regional Planning

Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 12, 2022
Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application period has ended
Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application deadline
30 Jun 2022 23:59:59
GMT

Applicants with a bachelor's degree awarded in Italy cannot apply via DreamApply. They have to contact the School of their intended master program.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 12, 2022
Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application period has ended
Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application deadline
30 Jun 2022 23:59:59
GMT

Applicants with a bachelor's degree awarded in Italy cannot apply via DreamApply. They have to contact the School of their intended master program.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States