How do the many, often unacquainted, people in the urban social fabric manage to co-exist? What causes the marked regional differences in residents’ living conditions that are currently observed, and how does our society approach the extreme divergences among the ways in which people live? The “Urban and Regional Development” master degree programme focuses on these issues. It offers students the opportunity to take an in-depth look at questions concerning the social organisation of space.
The MA programme in Urban and Regional Development aims to impart interdisciplinary knowledge from the fields of geography and sociology. At its heart are the spatial differentiations and their impacts on different developments and structures that take place in our society’s cities and regions. Questions concerning regionalisation, suburbanisation, sustainability of regional development, as well as migration and integration, diversity in cities and especially in urban planning, urban economies, urban infrastructure and housing markets stand at the core of the programme. Emphasis is being placed on teaching spatial information processing techniques and methodological approaches to develop spatial action plans.