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MSc - Strategic Urban Planning & Policies: Managing Socio-Spatial Dynamics for Sustainable Cities

Erasmus University Rotterdam Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies

Full time September MSc Full-time: 1 year

About the course

Cities are complex, dynamic systems, influenced by a myriad of stakeholders. Traditional urban planning can no longer accommodate the needs of stakeholders and the processes created by the dynamic nature of urban development. Instead, a more flexible approach that embraces the open-endedness of the urban development process and acknowledges the different needs stakeholders have, is required. Strategic urban planning calls for a diverse set of skills among urban planners. In this programme, you will gain the qualifications to become an urban development professional specialised in action research, contemporary planning approaches, creative engagement methods such as serious gaming, and stakeholder negotiation. You will apply these skills and reflect on them through working

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor’s degree from a recognised university in a field related to urban development. Please View Website for a list of relevant subjects.

Working experience in a relevant field is considered an important asset during the selection procedure especially if you do not possess a fully relevant degree. However, it is not a prerequisite.

Proof of English proficiency is required.

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