Urban planning is concerned with how we lay out, regulate and manage the cities, neighbourhoods and places in which we live. With cities becoming larger and more complex all around the world, it is important we manage their growth to:
provide a good quality of life for all residents
ensure employment opportunities
protect their natural and historic built heritage
ensure their resilience to natural disasters and climate change.
A planner’s overarching objective is ensuring our cities are both attractive places to live and work now, and sustainable into the future.
The Master of Planning provides a broad-based education in planning, covering urbanisation, policy, theory, practice and planning law. The urban development process is a central area for study.
This program is offered in semester mode. There are two semesters in each academic year, commencing in February and July.