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 LTH, Lund University provides a leading education in this critical, architectural discipline.
The objectives of the Master's programme in Sustainable Urban Design are to:
- 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
After graduating from the programme you will have the necessary skills to practise as an urban designer with particular expertise in sustainable urban design.