Design for Urban Environment
.Master Courses - Barcelona
The Master in Design for Urban Environment trains professionals to take part in the process of urban transformation by designing ideas that help to reinforce the social, cultural and economic fabric of 21st century cities.
This course focusses mainly on the following lines of work: design for sustainable development, social inclusion to empower citizens in the face of social challenges, governance, cooperation, e-democracy, open data and transparency, as well as design to tackle urban mobility issues and contribute to people’s safety.
Urban environments are currently facing significant challenges, which calls for professionals who know about the past, understand the present and can anticipate the future to think up solutions in collaboration with their inhabitants and the people in charge of managing them. Credits
: 6 monthsAttendance
Observation, analysis and experimentation are an essential part of learning. The course proposes intense theoretical/practical immersion in the urban context of the city of Barcelona, which is why both its theoretical classes and projects are backed by outings led by the teachers of the Master’s degree.Objectives
To train new professional profiles with the skills to act in urban contexts from a collaborative design perspective.
To provide students with a global, interdisciplinary and integrating vision of the experiences taking place within the urban environment in order to propose relevant, consensual and sustainable design solution actions.
To provide students with specific tools and knowledge to complete projects related to the urban environment.
To train students to acquire the language and role of a designer/facilitator profile in order to co-create urban environment solutions.Student profile
Professionals and recent graduates who are interested in continuing their studies in order to acquire skills in strategic urban design and become involved in urban design projects from a multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary perspective.
Product, visual communication and interior designers, architects and management/marketing professionals, among others.
Professionals interested in exploring the intersection of design, social innovation and public policies.Job opportunities
The students will be able to work in public/private entities in some of the following areas/functions:
- Lead urban regeneration processes.
- Urban design consultancy.
- Urban design process management
- Conduct studies related to the urban environment.
- Prepare guidance and statements.
- Site and area design and/or mobility design.
- Facilitate collaborative processes for design in the urban environment.
- Visualise and communicate data in urban design processes.
The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program adopts a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). IED Master only awards its own private degrees.Subjects
Design for Urban Environment Specific Module
TOOLS FOR THE CRITICAL ANALYSIS
TOOLS TO MAKE STRATEGIC DIAGNOSES
TOOLS FOR PLANNING PROPOSALS
TOOLS TO CONDUCT WORK AS A POSITIVE ELEMENT
TOOLS TO PROPOSE AND IMPLEMENT SPECIFIC DESIGN SOLUTIONS
Design for Urban Environment Common Module
DESIGNING FOR THE MANY
PORTFOLIO AND PERSONAL BRANDING
RESOURCES FOR INFORMATION SEARCH
SOCIAL DESIGN AND SUSTAINABILITY
COMMUNICATION TOOLS FOR PROFESSIONAL PROFILE