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This course focuses on the design of urban areas and cities, combining innovative design with the latest research.

The University of Nottingham is proud of its long history and tradition of leading successful urban design education. Indeed, its Department of Architecture & Built Environment has been delivering high quality postgraduate programmes in urban design for over 25 years. One of the highlights of the course is the opportunity to work under the leadership of eminent urban design researcher Professor Tim Heath.

The 12 month MArch Sustainable Urban Design course focuses on the design of urban areas and cities and is a research and project-based programme. The course is designed to enhance the quality of our cities by bringing innovative design into a new relationship with the latest theoretical research with regard to the structure of urban form and the creation of urban places in order to respond to the major opportunities and challenges.

The programme covers urban regeneration issues, public realm design, urban design theory and practice and sustainable urbanism theory and applications in place-making with advanced technology and design tools. You will acquire the knowledge and develop the necessary skills to face the contemporary cultural, historical, social, economic and environmental challenges in terms of achieving holistic sustainability in those realms.

The courses emphasises the importance of design creativity, analytical skills, critical thinking and focuses on drawing and physical and computer modelling as tools for analysis, exploration, communication and design in order to achieve social, cultural and environmental sustainability.


Visit the Sustainable Urban Design (MArch) page on the University of Nottingham website for more details!

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