Track: Urbanism

The Urbanism track draws on the Dutch tradition of combining urban design, landscape architecture, spatial planning and engineering. Students learn to integrate social, cultural, economic and political perspectives with the natural and man-made conditions of the site in order to shape and plan for more sustainable development.  

Watch this teaser for an introduction to the track. Do you want more in-depth information? Watch the second video on this page.    

Degree: Master of Science Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences

Title after PPE: Urban Designer

Credits: 120 EC, 24 months

Type: Full-time

Start: BSc Bouwkunde graduates can start in September and February. New students can only enrol in September. 

Language of instruction: English


What you will learn

Students learn to work on several scales, from regional strategic visions to neighbourhood redevelopment projects. Through these projects students respond to local trends such as congestion, mobility, urban renewal, shrinkage and densification and global trends such as globalisation, climate change, demographic trends and the energy transition.

The Urbanism Track aims to provide the prospective urban planner/designer with academic skills to analyse urban environments and urban developments in a critical way and to propose new solutions for an efficient, sustainable and liveable organisation and management of the urban environment.

Urbanism and Landscape Architecture share a very active community of students: Polis. Many activities are organised, including an Urbanism&Landscape Week, meet&greet at the start of the academic year, buddy system, debates and study trips.

Watch this video and get an overview of the field, the content of the programme and your career opportunities. [11 minutes]