Sustainable Urbanism and Spatial Planning

Education objectives

Master course in Suitable Urbanism and Spatial Planning aim to:

  • Combine theoretical concepts and instruments in order to intervening in a sustainable manner in urban areas;

  • Develop capabilities for collecting and processing information using the latest technologies (GIS, Remote Sensing, CAD among other support to the preparation of documents and plans - graphic part);

  • Develop territorial diagnostic capabilities, urban audits and formulated intervention strategies in a sustainable perspective;

  • Develop and apply innovative methods and effective plan techniques and sustainable management for urban areas;

  • Develop and implement monitoring processes and evaluation of projects, programs and plans.

Career opportunities

It is an emerging area, with a new professional market in the public and private sector. The Master in Sustainable Urban and Spatial Planning is a professional who can act:

  • In large and small consulting firms in project and audit in the fields of city planning, land use planning, engineering, environment, architecture, economics and management among others;

  • In the consulting area, project and audit of public sector organizations responsible for urban and regional planning.

By is impact on quality of community’s lives it is also a scientific research area of great relevance. The program also prepares students to pursue PhD.


General characterization

DGES code

808

Cicle

Master (2nd Cycle)

Degree

Mestre

Access to other programs

Access to a 3rd cycle

Coordinator

João António Muralha Ribeiro Farinha

Opening date

September

Vacancies

30

Fees

Portuguese students: 1450 €/year

Foreign students: 1900 €/year

Schedule

Post-work hours.

Teaching language

Available soon

Degree pre-requisites

Duration: 2 years
Credits: 120 ECTS

Area Acronym Credits (ECTS)
Mandatory Optional
Spatial Planning and Environment OTA 21 0
Urbanism and Urban Planning URB 36 0
Sustainable Urban and Regional Planning USOT 15 42
Urbanism and Urban Planning or Spatial Planning and Environment URB / OTA 0 6
TOTAL   72 48

Conditions of admittance

Available soon

Evaluation rules

The evaluation of all UCs is continuous for all the components that integrate it, and it must be completed by the last day of the school term of the academic semester.

The continuous evaluation of a UC must include a minimum of three elements in the set of evaluation components, on dates adequately spaced throughout the period of classes.

All UCs with a theoretical-practical evaluation component must provide, in addition, a form of evaluation of this component by exam, to be carried out after the period of classes (Examination of Appeal).

All requirements and conditions related to the evaluation of the UC, namely the minimum weights and classifications, if any, of each component, as well as the Frequency conditions, are defined a priori and, mandatorily, published in the Discipline Form.

For each UC, combinations of three evaluation components are allowed: (i) Theoretical-practical evaluation; (ii) Laboratory or project evaluation; (iii) Summative assessment.

The final Dissertation (or Project) involves a public discussion with a Jury.

Regulamento de Avaliação de Conhecimentos (Licenciaturas, Mestrados Integrados e Mestrados.)

Structure

1.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
8635 Sustainable Cities and Urban Innovation 6.0
10230 Law on Spatial Planning, on Urbanism and on Construction 3.0
10231 History and Theory of Urbanism 3.0
10232 Environmental Planning - Greenways, Green Infrastructures and Urban Greenspaces 6.0
10229 Urban and Spatial Planning 6.0
10233 Geographic Information Technologies and Urban Planning 6.0
2.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10239 Air, Noise, Energy and Carbon in the Sustainable City 3.0
10238 Strategic Environmental Evaluation and Monitoring of Plans 6.0
10237 Urban Economy and Competitive Cities 6.0
10235 Governance, Government and Citizenship 3.0
10236 Sustainable Mobility and Transports 6.0
10234 Urban Politics 6.0
2.º Year - Opção Avançada de Formação
Code Name ECTS
Options
10245 Dissertation on Sustainable Urbanism and Spatial Planning 42.0
10246 Practical Training with Report on Sustainable Urbanism and Spatial Planning 42.0
10247 Project on Sustainable Urbanism and Spatial Planning 42.0
3.º Semester
Code Name ECTS
10241 Sustainable Urban Management 3.0
10240 Project in Sustainable Urbanism and Spatial Planning 9.0
3.º Semester - Opção I
Code Name ECTS
Options
10248 Cities, Urbanity and Territory 3.0
10244 Real Estate Development and the Production of Urban Space 3.0
11964 Option I 3.0
11965 Option II 3.0
10243 Urban Networks and Systems in the Sustainable City 3.0
10242 Vulnerability, Risks and Territory 3.0
O aluno deverá obter 3.0 créditos nesta opção.
3.º Semester - Opção II
Code Name ECTS
Options
10248 Cities, Urbanity and Territory 3.0
10244 Real Estate Development and the Production of Urban Space 3.0
11964 Option I 3.0
11965 Option II 3.0
10243 Urban Networks and Systems in the Sustainable City 3.0
10242 Vulnerability, Risks and Territory 3.0
O aluno deverá obter 3.0 créditos nesta opção.