Planning 21st century cities
tHE principal cities of the world are experiencing profound changes. In the face of extraordinary urban growth rates, particularly in Asia and Africa, cities are rapidly expanding into their regional territories.
These processes of urbanisation that have long exceeded municipal boundaries are now erasing regional and even national boundaries.
In light of these mounting challenges, the design of our cities and regions constitutes a crucial factor in our ability to answer the urban and environmental challenges which lie ahead.
This demands trained professionals with the versatility and knowledge to tackle the most pressing of design questions.
The National University of Singapore’s School of Design & Environment offers numerous postgraduate degree programmes which equip students with the skills necessary to emerge as leaders of tomorrow’s built environment.
Master of Urban Planning (MUP)
The Master of Urban Planning (MUP) is a two-year, full-time multi-disciplinary degree programme.
Offered by the NUS’ School of Design & Environment, the programme equips graduates with all the necessary spatial design and intellectual skills to be the urban planning professionals who will meet the challenges of a rapidly urbanising world.
These relate to the built environment and its underlying structures – social, economic, political, and legal – as well as the design and planning policies.
In shaping the way our cities and regions are designed and developed, urban planners need to think spatially at various scales and to deal with both the short and the long term.
The objective of the programme is to prepare a new generation of urban planning professions with an understanding of the
NUS’ School of Design & Environment’s Master of Urban Planning programme equips graduates with the necessary spatial design and intellectual skills to enable them to meet the challenges of a rapidly urbanising world.