Master in Urban Regional Planning (Environment and Planning)

The Master of Environment and Planning Programme is an especially selected combination of courses from the Environmental Management and Town and Regional Planning Masters Programmes. The Environment and Planning Programme responds to the growing emphasis on environmental concerns within physical planning and land development processes, and to the need to ensure that planning and environmental assessment are properly integrated. The aim is to produce planners who have skills in environmental management and a sensitivity to environmental concerns.

Course outline

The programme is designed to ensure that students have a good conceptual understanding of core areas, and to develop key competencies necessary to planning. The focus in the course is on physical planning, and on considering questions of environmental, social and economic sustainability in relation to physical planning at various scales. Planners with this orientation should thus have an understanding of planning and its history, and the current orientation towards planning for sustainable development, and its implications for practice. They should be able to develop contextually appropriate plans at various scales, to formulate planning policies and generate and manage planning projects, with a strong orientation towards questions of sustainability. The course also develops within students the capacity to think critically about planning and sustainability.

Curriculum (Environment and Planning)

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  • First year

  • Second Year


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