KTH Royal Institute of Technology
The Master’s programme Sustainable Urban Planning and Design addresses contemporary challenges. It focuses on the interrelationship between the built environment and social, economic and institutional forces. The program educates professionals with a profound and broad understanding of the multiple factors in sustainable urban development. Students are trained to alter planning and design practices to respond to environmental conditions and societal needs of the future.
The programme spans disciplines within an increasingly important field, a growing field that demands skilled graduates who can transfer theoretical knowledge and practical skills into meaningful action. This interdisciplinary study environment is unique in Sweden and takes advantage of world-leading interdepartmental competence at the Department for Environment and Planning, the School of Architecture, and the Department for Sustainable Development, Environmental Science and Technology.
Sustainable Urban Planning and Design at KTH
The programme brings together students of architecture, planning, civil engineering, natural and social sciences. Students develop expertise for analysing, synthesising and coordinating complex planning and design tasks aimed at sustainable development. Students will be equipped with professional tools that position them to act as critical links, joining multiple perspectives together in sustainable planning and design processes relevant in Sweden and worldwide.
Coursework includes substantial time in studios and projects that train students in practical skills as well as deep understanding of planning and design practice.
The programme offers three study profiles:
Urban Planning and Design (UPD)
Urban and Regional Planning (URP)
Environment and Planning (EP)
These three profiles are pursued through recommended course combinations, which represent different professional competences involved in sustainable urban planning and design. During the programme, students interact across the profiles in courses and projects that foster a mutual exchange of knowledge and ideas.