We are living in an age of technological advancement, heightened social mobility and the advent of the knowledge economy, in a world also affected by climate change, increasing spatial shortage and the threat of cultural depletion through globalisation.
This program is a pioneering masters degree course that seeks to find solutions to these pertinent issues through an interdisciplinary design approach that blends latest industry ‘best practice’ with urban theory, underpinned by a rigorous understanding of the Green agenda. The course will equip students with skills in sustainable urbanism, tropical passive design techniques and knowledge of green technologies in order to prepare for the public or private sector.
This masters degree will appeal to those interested in how tropical rural, suburban and urban habitats are shaped by how people live, work and play. An evidence - based learning that embraces site studies, quantitative and qualitative data analysis and a firm grasp of urban planning theory will be combined with design tuition to help students create theoretical sustainable planning propositions that can be delivered coherently to specialist and non-specialist audiences through a variety of oral, written and graphic media.