Essay on Urban Development in England

Topics: Natural environment, Sustainability, Environment Pages: 3 (706 words) Published: February 5, 2014
The inter-disciplinary course incorporates research expertise from across the University, collaborating with colleagues at the Environmental Change Unit andTransport Studies Unit of the School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities, Faculty of Law, Saïd Business School, Department of Economics and the International Institute for Environment and Development. Throughout the programme, students will benefit from the University of Oxford’s unrivalled digital library resources to enable them to complete the assignment tasks and prepare research projects. The aim of the MSc is to provide an intellectually-rigorous programme that offers learning underpinned by cutting-edge research and latest theory and global perspectives on practical approaches to sustainable urbanism. The programme offers a multi-disciplinary approach and structure, drawing on a wide base of lecturers and practitioners, and builds a strong knowledge bases to inform professional practice in the field of urban development. The MSc is designed for urban professionals operating in the UK and worldwide. Students attend eight intensive one-week teaching sessions, developing a range of core themes. These include lectures, seminars, practice-based workshops and one-to-one tutorials. At the end of the course, students complete a dissertation on the topic of their choice. The teaching is conducted by a diverse team of academics and practitioners. Current themes are: * Concepts of the City and Environmental Change

* Climate Change and the Built Environment
* Financing Sustainability
* Placemaking
* The Flexible City? Urban Theory, Practice and Project Management * Transportation and Sustainability
* Urbanism and the Design Process
* Urbanisation in the Global South
Students on the course talk about their experience of the MSc in the Prince's Foundation film 'Educating with Oxford'. All short-listed candidates will be expected to participate in...
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