The European Postgraduate Masters in Urbanism (EMU) is a joint program that aims to produce highly qualified, university trained urban designers, physical planners and researchers. The EMU program brings together the strengths and richness of different design approaches and methods, and the long traditions and experiences in urban planning and design of each of the participating universities.
The master course is design oriented and affirms the role of design in the knowledge process, while integrating different levels of scale. Learning by doing, research by design, and the project as knowledge producer constitute the key concerns and standpoints of this European postgraduate master’s degree.
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The programme relies upon a series of steps in the design process common design approaches – the main operations through which research/design can be configured as knowledge producer.
• Research/design through Description
• Research/design through Conceptualization
• Research/design through Technical Interventions
• Research/design through Strategies and Scenarios
The EMU program is focused on a set of key issues, which reflect contemporary challenges within cities and territories. The issues frame the design studios and provide the students with a structure to orient their individual educations tracks.
Territories of Dispersion deals with the extended use of the territory, including new ways of working and living. New type of settlements, these territories need to rethink types and techniques of infrastructure.
Post-Industrial Sites investigates obsolete and marginal urban areas that provide new opportunities for urban restructuring. The territorial scale, the notion of ‘shrinking cities’ requires re-thinking of the notion of development.
Mobility and Network Cities focuses on innovations and development in technology and infrastructural systems, which allow for the reconceptualization of cities – such as urban polycentric regions, new centralities, urban agglomerations, city clusters, airport cities, etc.
Cultural Landscapes deals with a number of issues, including conservation through transformation, planning based on revaluation of heritage resources and identity in relationship to globalisation.
The consortium offers a two-year postgraduate master programme (120 ECTS), consisting of three core modules (30 credits/semester) and one module for a final research / design project (30 credits). One semester should be completed at other institutions within the consortium.
Apply now for the academic year 2013/14! Application deadline is April 1st 2013.