Master in Urban and Regional Planning (Norwegian University of Life Sciences - NMBU)

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The programme curriculum offers three main progressions – scales, topics and ethics –, the development of which are clearly articulated through a coherent course structure: - Rooted in landscape and land use planning and land consolidation alongside the Norwegian legislation and public administration, programme branches from compulsory knowledge related to project management, place making, local development to comprehensive land use planning, urban, landscape, regional and strategic planning. - Progression of skills and competences related to procedural and substantive theories and methods in planning, but also to interdisciplinary collaboration. From the main focus on land use and spatial planning, the programme offers a large spectrum of optional courses around the following 5 tracks: Planning, landscape and public health; Global development and sustainability; Property development; Organisation, project management and finance; and Environment/climate/nature/management/ecology. - Progression of professional and academic ethical considerations and engagement of planners in practice and in research: from the planner’s role in mediating/communicating knowledge about the impacts of spatial interventions to key decision-makers to the planner’s role in defending the ethical choices (related to sustainability, climate change, social justice and resilience) in a specific planning practice. The progression of professional ethics in is undertaken to consider the specific Nordic, but also agnostic/general market and regulative driving forces and planning system(s). - International mobility, including recruiting international staff and students, is perceived as a significant mechanism for increased quality and competence in education, research, innovation and multicultural understanding. It fosters collaboration within leading international research and education environments and a variety of institutional measures are in place to support it.
Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Landscape and Society, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) 59.66855087369124, 10.762384221823357
landscape planning, land use planning, place making, strategic planning, Norway