Monday, October 3, 2011

MSc in Spatial Planning- University of Dundee

Spatial Planning is concerned with creating sustainable places. Planners achieve this in a number of ways:
  • Planners work with building firms and housing organisations to help make available sites addressing the housing needs of local areas. They meet with local communities to learn about their concerns and to discuss ways of tackling issues such as the protection of homes from flood risk. They provide guidance on how to promote quality in the design of places and buildings.
  • Planning makes possible investment in sustainable economic development. Through preparing medium and long-term plans, planners ensure that land is available for development within and around our cities and towns. Planners often lead on regeneration projects and work in partnership with engineers to bring forward the infrastructures necessary for schemes reducing transport congestion; providing for long-term energy solutions, etc.
  • Climate change is making achieving sustainability increasingly important. Planners, work with the environmental agencies and with conservation interests to ensure that the potential environmental impacts arising from development proposals are first established and then they use planning powers to promote a sustainable balance between social and economic development and the protection of the environment. 
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similar degrees in urban planning:

PhD Program in Spatial Planning & Urban Development, Milan Polytechnic

International Master in Sustainable Urban Design in Lunds University, Sweden

Master of City Planning in Boston University

M.A. in Town and Regional Planning the University of Liverpool


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