This multidisciplinary degree links the study of urban design with the processes of urban development.
You will develop theoretical grounding, practical experience and expert skills in city-making as a creative field. The program combines design studios with advanced seminars, case study investigations and international workshops, connecting with fellow universities, city agencies and urban design professionals to deepen your understanding of the 21st century city.
In an intense three-semester program, the Master of Urban Development and Design integrates three fields of urban research:
1. Spatial political economy – the manifestation in urban form of global patterns of capital formation, investment and disinvestment
2. Urban design principles and paradigms – normative models of ‘good city form’ grounded in aesthetic, social and environmental concerns
3. Urban design as public policy – the intersection of public policy, design principles, urban governance and the deal-making of the property sector in defence of the public realm.