In the early 21st century, more people than ever before live in urban areas. The accelerating urbanization is one of the great challenges of our time and unchecked haphazard urbanization is a serious threat to both the environment and the social and economic balance. There is a global consensus that urbanization must be channeled into responsible, sustainable, and livable urban forms. High quality urban design plays a key role in creating these sustainable living environments.
In consequence, there is a steadily growing demand for highly educated professionals in the field of sustainable urban design, and a demand for responsive education. The disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture and city planning are all considered in urban design.
For urban design to be a sustainable and responsible practice, a dynamic education for architects and designers is necessary. Learning from culture and history, and searching together for new ways of designing, the Sustainable Urban Design programme at Lund University provides a leading education in this critical, architectural discipline.
- offer a broad education, covering the most important aspects of sustainability related to urban design
- provide students with the skills to manifest specific social, economic and environmental intentions in physical form through urban design
- prepare students for professional practice and continued life-long intellectual development
- take advantage of the possibilities created by a multi-national student group
A highly ranked university
Lund University was founded in 1666 and for a number of years has been ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 47 700 students and 7 500 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. The Faculty of Engineering is home to approximately 800 international students every year, and has a total of approximately 9,600 students and 1,600 employees.