A master’s degree is a postgraduate study program that provides students with an in-depth and highly specialized education in their chosen field. Receiving this degree may improve job prospects for graduates by refining the knowledge and experience they have in their chosen field.
A program in urban development prepares students to analyze and plan city spaces and neighborhoods. Programs may focus on urban environment and climate change, urban land governance, urban strategies and planning, and managing and financing urban infrastructure.
Europe, one of the world's seven continents, is usually known as the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. Second smallest continent, with 10,180,000 (km2), the area regroups 50 countries.
Masters Online in Urban Development in Europe
Smart City is defined as a holistic system that interacts with human and social capital using ICT-based solutions. Its objective is to achieve sustainable development and quality of life in the city efficiently, based on cooperation between different agents articulated by the municipality. In this context, the Intelligent Cities are presented as a solution to achieve a more sustainable urban development while increasing the quality of life of its citizens through the use of new technologies (Neirotti, 2013). [+]
The enormous growth of the urban population that has occurred in the last decades and that is expected in the future, forces the cities to face new challenges. In this context, and with the appearance of new technological solutions, the concept of Smart City has emerged as an alternative that seeks to address the problems of the city with a comprehensive and connected vision. Currently, more than half of the population lives in urban areas, a figure which is expected to rise to 70 per cent by 2050. In addition, to date, 70% of global wealth is generated in cities.
It is for this reason that the budgetary policies and efforts of central governments in cities are increasing significantly in a large number of countries, as these are considered the basic engines of economic growth. If we focus on the European Union, currently more than 60% of the population lives in cities, generating 85% of the wealth according to the Green Paper on Urban Mobility (EC, 2007).... [-]
The Master aims to facilitate the practical application of the subjects taught. This is why we are currently collaborating in two different urban environments. Miranda del Castañar (Salamanca) in collaboration with the Town Hall of this locality in what concerns to protected rural environments. [+]
The Master is born from the requirement to train professionals with an innovative profile, specialized in the management and development of the aspects that have characterized the citizen and urban contesto in recent years.
We believe that we can create a new professionalism capable of planning and managing urban and rural environments through new technologies, new sustainable and intelligent management systems and above all respect for a safe, healthy and sustainable HABITAT.TARGET
Graduates who are interested in forming their professionalism in the regeneration and management of the urban and citizen system, with special interest in citizen collaboration, sustainable rehabilitation and design as engines of regeneration.... [-]