Strategic Urban Planning & Policies & the SDGs

Strategic Urban Planning & Policies

The MSc in Strategic Urban Planning & Policies programme is purposefully designed to align with and contribute to key Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As you delve into the complexities of urban planning, you'll directly contribute to SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), SDGs 16 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions) and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals) by exploring innovative strategies for inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable urban environments. Find out more about our linkages to sustainable development goals through a curriculum designed to address the pressing challenges of our time, fostering strategic urban planning and policies for a more sustainable urban future.

SDG 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

SDG 10 is about reducing inequalities within and among countries and addressing social, economic, and political disparities to foster inclusivity and justice. The programme explores the urban justice, inequality, and socio-spatial dynamics through flexible and inclusive planning approaches, preparing the students to navigate complex urban development challenges globally.

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SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Goal 11 is about making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. In this programme, students students learn that urban planning requires more flexible approaches that recognize the complexity of cities. Fuelled by rapid and unchecked urbanisation across the the world, the course explores models and methods for a more inclusive and sustainable planning approach, classic and contemporary planning theories, including viewpoints from the Global South. 

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SDGs 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

Goal 16 is about promoting peaceful and inclusive societies, providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. The programme explores governance structures, conflict resolution mechanisms, and policies that ensure fairness and justice in urban development. Students will learn to evaluate planning strategies and policies based on principles of sustainability and spatial justice.

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SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Goal 17 is about revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development. The course delves into the role of effective partnerships in shaping urban policies, fostering sustainable development practices, and enhancing socio-spatial dynamics within cities by tapping into a range of knowledge and skills, including stakeholder management and critical reflection of urban problems and solutions within different contexts.

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