Building on the basics of urban planning taught in the Bachelor's programme, the Master's programme deepens knowledge - particularly in current problem areas - and supports the acquisition of experience in urban planning design on the basis of comprehensive and complex tasks.

The compulsory lecture Urban Development gives a broad as well as an in-depth overview of current developments in urban planning and the applied implementation strategies in a national and international context.

In the studios, the interdisciplinarity characteristic of urban planning is ensured by the obligatory coupling with project- or problem-related special subjects and project exercises. Thus, an optimal bundling of problem-solving strategies, planning methods and in-depth experience regarding project presentation and expert knowledge is achieved in an exemplary area of focus.

In addition to the courses in the compulsory subject area, interested students are offered personal in-depth knowledge in specific subject areas such as theory, research, history, digital city models, current international developments, local and regional spatial planning, infrastructure, transport, geodata, sociology and much more by means of a catalogue of choices from seminars and lectures.

Master Studio

Designing in the master's program is basically carried out in the form of a "studio", in which the design project is combined with and supported by elective subjects that are tailored to the task. The students will be offered a special specialization in current fields of knowledge.Basically, the Institute of Urban Development offers two main topics:1. the planning of neighborhoods or urban districts, with the focus on restructuring of urban transformation areas or areas for urban expansion. The formation of transport networks, the disposition of different uses and the conception of urban spatial quality in the sense of a sustainable urban development form the essential teaching objectives.2. the design of urban space situations in the context of emphasis on additions and reinterpretation of existing or future urban spaces. The quality of the public space in its shape as well as its design ("Civic Design") form the focal points.

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Master Studio 1                   Master Studio 2 

Urban Development

Urban Development (LE) - Challenges of urbanism

This lecture presents the most important challenges that contemporary urbanism is
facing in order to enable residents to live a "good life" in the cities. Against the background of globalization and increasing urbanization, the topics of climate change, social and territorial justice and digitalisation are discussed in the context of a growing interdependence between the city and the surrounding area. A special focus is placed on public space, as it plays a key role in dealing with the aforementioned challenges.

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