This is the program for those of you who want to learn different global perspectives of how city spaces can be designed and used. The teaching is conducted in English and you will spend your time alternating between China and Europe. You should have a design oriented undergraduate education from a school of architecture, landscape architecture or urban/spatial planning. You are now aspiring to gain further knowledge about the public space: parks and squares, streets and markets, ordinary places as well as representative plazas. The focus is on common interests that lie within the responsibility of the city authority, with respectful relations to private property owners and business operators.
The Programme will give you skills to use in work with complex planning and design tasks in collaboration with decision makers and citizens. You will learn to cooperate with various specialists within fields like engineering, environmental science, cultural science, architecture etc.
After completion of the courses and dissertation of diploma work the student is eligible to be awarded an advanced level degree:
Degree of Master of Science (Two Years), Main field of study: Spatial Planning.
(Teknologie masterexamen, Huvudområde: Fysisk planering).
Article published about the Programme in Arkitekten magazine:
An article about the program was published at the end of April, 2010 for the magazine for Swedish Architects, "Arkitekten", which has a circulation of about 11000 copies and is widely read by professionals of landscape architects, building architects, urban planners and interior designers.
The article in Swedish is on the web http://www.arkitekt.se/s54943
Interview with a student