City Matters Bulletin Urban Education Special Issue - brought to you by Urbanicity - web version

Welcome to the ninth edition of the City Matters Education Special Issue from Urbanicity, featuring new courses and programmes from around the world.

This edition will reach over 151,000 urban stakeholders all over the world - from students to Mayors!

If you have a course or programme you would like to be listed at Urbanicity's online education directory, or would like to feature a course or programme in the next editions, please contact Kate More



Integrating Urban Design and Sustainable Development
University of Liechtenstein – now open for 2013 applications
Master of Science/PhD (Institute of Architecture & Planning)


Now open for 2013/14 applications

We focus on the regenerative development of cities, regions and other forms of human settlements. Timeless civic design, solar and resource efficient architecture, and diverse, productive landscapes are integrated in large- and small-scale approaches to renewable energy and water sensitive design, biodiversity and regional food supply. Founded on traditions of responsible, technologically enlightened design, we teach how to create authentic places, global connectedness and local prosperity at a small ecological footprint. These skllls are in rising demand in an age of climate change and rapid breakthroughs in renewable energy and resource use. Professor Droege’s Studio is linked to other subjects: The Renewable City; Responsible Property Development; and Urban Quality - Assessment and Design. It is a central part of his team’s research, publications, network and community outreach activities. Ecoproductive regional design approaches, intelligent mapping and design techniques, and advanced 3D applications are all supported. A readiness for innovation and creativity is prerequisite. International excursions and other enlightening academic experiences are central part of what we offer,

Places in our doctoral programs are also available (PhD of Architecture and Planning / Sustainable Urban Design).

Our historical, fully refurbished campus is set in a beautiful Alpine setting at the crossroads between Zurich (Switzerland), Munich (Germany), Milan (Italy) and Mulhouse (France).

Semester fees
Approximately 700 USD, plus accommodations and living expenses - both on- and off-campus housing is available.


students who require a visa (for countries outside the EU/EEA or Switzerland)
> for the winter semester commencing in September: 31 May
< for the summer semester commencing in February: 31 October

students who do not require a visa (only EU/EEA and Swiss citizens)
> for the winter semester commencing in September: 30 June
> for the summer semester commencing in February: 30 November

For info and application forms go to

For assistance with applications please contact Ms. Kirsten Steinhofer, Study Course Administrator

More Information

Professor Peter Droege DI MAAS CMPIA
Chair for Sustainable Spatial Development
Director, PhD Program in Architecture and Planning
Institute of Architecture and Planning
University of Liechtenstein
9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein

T +423 265 11 32
F +423 265 11 21

Kirsten Steinhofer
Administrative Assistant: Bachelor - and Master Architecture

Institute of Architecture and Planning
University of Liechtenstein
9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein

T +423 265 11 38
F +423 265 11 21




In collaboration with the University of Miami, School of Architecture, the Congress for New Urbanism will offer three (3) opportunities in 2013 to achieve CNU-Accreditation. Developed in partnership with the University, the CNU-Accreditation (CNU-A) program uses an online exam developed by leading new urbanist experts to recognize the talent within the New Urbanist movement for creating walkable, sustainable places.

The University of Miami offers a self-paced online course, titled The Principles and Practice of New Urbanism, to help professionals prepare for the accreditation exam (though the course is not required to take the exam).

Register for the next online class and exam at

Session 13C Registration: October 8 – November 5, 2013


Master of Urban Development and Design (MUDD)
at the University of New South Wales, Sydney
Faculty of Built Environment (UNSW BE)
Graduate School of Urbanism

From Sydney, Australia the Master of Urban Development & Design Program at UNSW undertakes advanced study of the growth and change of urban form worldwide. We connect with fellow universities, city agencies and professionals to integrate latest urban development practice with creative design responses to the challenge of making the 21st century city. An intense combination of coursework and design research is explored in studios, theory seminars, case studies and field projects MUDD aims to provide critical understanding and design techniques for bourgeoning new cities and older urban regions facing structural change considered in relation to Sydney as a Global City, which we investigate as a continuing case study in urban design.

Responding to the complex challenges generated by the pace and scale of urbanisation in our time, MUDD seeks the creative synthesis of 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, governance and defense of the public realm with stakeholders and the development sector.

Our intensive one year program involves three academic semesters plus a field study project in the form of an advanced International Studio. MUDD culminates in a major celebration featuring the publication and exhibition of the students’ achievements and Sydney’s premier public lecture on urban design.

MUDD has been conducting International Studios since 1995. In the past ten years, we have worked in Barcelona, Beijing, Berlin, Bilbao, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Delhi, Dubai, Hangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Istanbul, Madrid, Nagoya, New York, Portland, Suva, Taipei, Tokyo, and Venice. Our graduates have attained leading positions in over 30 countries in 5 continents.

MUDD graduates are eligible for admission to the Urban Design Chapter of the Planning Institute of Australia.

For information on the structure of the degree and courses – UNSW Online Postgraduate Handbook.

For more information on UNSW Built Environment -



Get your Master of Architecture, Planning or Environmental Design

The Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS) at the University of Calgary integrates design, ecology and culture in three exciting Master’s Degree Programs that address the issues and opportunities of today’s world. The education you will receive combines practical, real-world engagement with advanced theory, cutting-edge technologies and international study opportunities.

Situated in the fastest growing and most entrepreneurial city in Canada, EVDS offers three professional programs:

Master of Architecture
Master of Planning
Master of Environmental Design

In addition, EVDS also offers a research-intensive PhD program.

Throughout our 40 year history our programs have evolved in response to various cultural, economic and environmental changes. We remain dedicated to the making and managing of meaningful and functional human and bio-social environments with programming that is relevant and addresses the challenges of today.

For more information on our programs and admission process, visit



  • Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning

The University of South Australia offers the longest established town planning program in Australia. With a history of educating planning professionals spanning 60 years, a world-class ranking for our research recognised by Excellence in Research Australia, international recognition and accreditation by the Planning Institute of Australia, our programs are built on a solid foundation.

Our planning students learn to design and manage the shared spaces in which people live, and are prepared to take on the planning challenges faced by modern communities with the option to study a specialisation in environmental planning or social and community planning.

Environmental planning students are equipped to manage the issues relating to environmental policy, climate change, ecological sustainability and environmental protection. Social and community planning students are prepared for a planning career focussed on social policy, social inclusion and strategic planning.

Incorporating experiential learning and practical assignments, our degree programs are complemented by opportunities for international student exchange in Canada, the US and Europe as well as a field trip to Malaysia, equipping our graduates with attributes that put them in high demand by employers.

For further information visit or email



MSc Urbanisation and Development

London School of Economics and Political Science

  • A joint MSc degree on the dynamics and challenges of urbanisation and cities in developing countries at the world’s leading social science institution
  • Cutting-edge courses taught by experts with extensive field experience from two departments - Geography and Environment, and International Development.
  • Research-driven, conceptual, policy-oriented
  • International student body from diverse academic and professional backgrounds
  • Full-time (one year) or part-time (two years), starting October

The MSc Urbanisation and Development at LSE is uniquely placed to offer students critical insights into the world’s urban future from the perspective of the Global South, where almost all urban growth is now concentrated. Students with academic and professional expertise from around the globe benefit from both their experience on the degree and the numerous opportunities attached to studying at a world centre of academic excellence in the heart of London, including a high profile public lecture programme, international student societies and networks, and a proactive professional careers service.

Many MSc Urbanisation and Development graduates proceed to urban and/or development-related careers in international agencies, government departments, and NGOs. Others continue to further study, including at the LSE itself, where outstanding students wishing to pursue a PhD in the Department of Geography and Environment can apply free of charge, and are also considered for LSE and ESRC scholarships.

On-going and cross-cohort links among staff and students are exceptionally strong, not only via Facebook and LinkedIn, but through the Global Urbanist, a novel online forum for news and analysis of cities around the world.

For full details of the programme please consult our website. For information about applications and fees visit LSE Graduate Admissions.

Apply at the earliest opportunity



Master of Arts (MA) Theories of Urban Practice

Investigating and Transforming Cities

This research-driven graduate program offers you the opportunity to take part in redefining what urbanism is and how it will evolve as cities grow in the 21st century.

You’ll investigate the underlying structures of urban centers and design strategies to improve the ways in which urban dwellers interact with their environment and each other.

A Transdisciplinary Experience

You’ll join the community of Parsons, one of the world’s top schools of art and design and a pioneer of new approaches to the study and practice of design.

Part of The New School, a leading university in New York City, the MA Theories of Urban Practice encourages students to explore graduate courses in a variety of academic areas—including architecture, environmental policy, international affairs, media, and management—making this a true interdisciplinary experience.

Career Opportunities

Students from varied backgrounds enter the program to advance in careers related to urbanism, including design criticism, nonprofit management, urban design, and research on city design and city building for think tanks, public agencies, and community groups.

Graduates are also prepared to pursue advanced degrees, such as a PhD in urbanism, urban planning, public policy, or architecture.


For more information and to apply for Fall 2013, visit

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Master of Design: Digital Cities
Explore emerging innovations in the design of cities

The Master of Design is a one year program taught in intensive modular format so you can refocus your career while remaining in full-time work. In the Master of Design you will gain specialised design skills which respond to specific industry needs and you will explore emerging innovations in built environment design. Suitable for those with two years plus work experience in a built environment profession.

The Digital City Program introduces students to different ways of analyzing and conceptualizing cities for the twenty first century using digital techniques and hence to extend their professional capacities. The course provides students with knowledge of new digital techniques, integrated with new urban theories. The course is research based and can used as a pathway to prepare for the PhD program.

Combining the expertise of leading academic and practitioners in digital cities you will be taught by design specialists including Associate Professor Justyna Karakiewicz, Professor Caroline Bos and Professor Richard Burdett.

The degree has been structured to take advantage of current trends in the built environment industry enabling new focus areas to be included on an annual basis. The current specialisation is Digital Cities run over six modules:

  • Module 1: Design MAX (Research Methods)
  • Module 2: Digital Cities Studio
  • Module 3: Digital Techniques 1
  • Module 4: Digital Techniques 2
  • Module 5: Future Cities
  • Digital Cities Thesis

Master of Design: Digital Cities. Course CRICOS code: 074683M

To find out more about the Master of Design – Digital Cities please visit our website: or telephone: +61 3 9035 4231, email:

  • Integrated Urban & Environmental Planning
  • Flexibility
  • Interdisciplinary program
  • Urban sustainability & design
  • Certificate programs


  • Concurrent degrees
  • Internships
  • Culminating experiences
  • Individualized mentoring
  • Student research experience




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