Monday, June 18, 2012

Urban Environmental Management in (M.Sc.) Wageningen University, The Netherlands

The world we live in is an increasingly urban one as cities currently account for half the world’s population. By 2030, it’s expected that three out of every five people will live in an urban environment. Sustainable management of the urban environment has become one of the major challenges of the 21st century as you will learn during the two-year Master Urban Environmental Management programme at Wageningen University. This development calls for control of the environmental impacts of urbanisation like growing traffic, increasing waste emissions, deteriorating air and water quality, and growth in energy and resource consumption. Inadequate water supply, sanitation, waste collection and waste management systems are the cause of serious urban pollution and health hazards in many Asian, African and Latin American cities. Student like you are needed to guide the future along the path of sustainable urbanisation.
The Urban Environmental Management programme consists of courses, an internship and a research thesis. The thesis programme is the individual research project that forms the core component of this Master programme. Students can major in one of seven Urban Environmental Management disciplines thereby further tailoring their study to their personal interests. These are Environmental Policy, Environmental Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis, Urban Environmental Technology and Management, Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing, Land Use Planning, Management Studies. 
Graduates with a Master of Science in Urban Environmental Management are well-equipped with the skills and knowledge to continue academic training (PhD) or to enter or continue careers in city management, environmental research, urban planning and environmental consulting, water, waste management and transport, construction and building stock management.

DSC_0653Wageningen campus at night more master's programmes in urban planning:

Research M.Sc. in Urban Studies, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Master's programme in Sustainable Urban Planning and Design in KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

The Master’s Degree Programme in Multidisciplinary Studies on Urban Environmental Issues (MURE), University of Helsinki, Finland

Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Texas, Arlington

Master of architecture, University of Sydney, Australia

Master of Urban Design Studies- University of Toronto

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