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June 2, 2017

Faculty of Spatial Planning launches new Master Programme Urban Transformation

The Faculty of Spatial Planning launches a new specialization in the Master Programme Spatial Planning. The focus of the master programme Urban Transformation is on planning, governance and economics of transformations of cities and regions.

All urban areas in advanced countries in Europe and beyond are facing huge spatial challenges. The drivers for urban transformation are manifold and include technological change and digitalization (smart cities), migration and demographic changes, climate change, increasing relevance of agglomeration economies as well as post- and re-industrialization. The one-year MSc programme will reinforce the international reputation of the School of Planning.

It aims to attract highly qualified students, wishing to learn more about innovative strategies to transform cities and regions at a location offering brilliant in situ conditions to understand the complexity of governance and planning. The philosophy of the programme is based on the understanding of planning as a multi-disciplinary discipline. The course and projects in the programme seek to bridge international theories of structural change and spatial transformation with the practice of governance in cities and regions.

Who we are looking for?

Urban Transformation is a master programme with a restricted number of places, meant for students with a vivid interest in the field of planning, governance studies and urban economics. The expected enrolment to the programme will be a mix of students with a four years bachelor degree from the Dortmund School of Planning, who wish to gain a more international perspective, and international students, who wish to specialize in the field of planning, governance and economic transformation. Students who plan to continue with a PhD are welcome.

Further Information

(By: tf)