Master in Urban and Regional Planning (with RTPI accreditation) - Máster en Planificación Urbana y Regional
Recent years have seen debates on ‘urban renewal’ – the replacement or upgrading of city fabric – becoming increasingly central within Australia’s metropolitan planning and public policy discourse. Nowhere is this more true than in Sydney. Urban renewal is emerging as the major challenge facing Australia’s metropolitan areas for the foreseeable future.
Both linked with renewal projects, and more broadly, concerns around housing are also once more high on Australia’s public policy and urban planning agenda. Increasingly, the need for appropriate and effective housing policy is being highlighted as materially important not only in enhancing urban quality of life, but also in maximizing city productivity. Consequently, for a growing body of local and state government policymakers, as well as for numerous NGOs, consultants and others, urban renewal and housing matters are of central interest.
Completion of a recognized bachelor degree
Meet English requirements.
* Some programs have additional entry requirements, please contact UNSW for this information.
1. Apply disciplinary knowledge and skills in order to address urban spatial and social problems where housing and/or renewal initiatives may be an appropriate response.
2. Demonstrate an appreciation of efficiency, effectiveness and equity considerations relevant to urban renewal and housing policies or initiatives.
3. Recognise the similarities and contrasts between Australian urban renewal and housing agendas and experiences and those of comparator countries internationally.
4. Plan and complete a significant research assignment relevant to urban regeneration policy and/or implementation.
5. Demonstrate application of specialised knowledge and analytical skills to reach appropriate evidence-based policy recommendations.
6. Apply research principles and methods applicable to urban policy and planning in local, national and international contexts.
7. Interpret and communicate knowledge, skills and ideas to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
8. Demonstrate cultural awareness, environmental and social responsibility, and a respect for diversity.
URH Masters students will study six core courses (36 UOC) as follows:
BENV7811 Urban Renewal (6 UOC)
PLAN7142 City Equity & Wellbeing (6 UOC)
PLAN7156 Housing Policy (6 UOC)
PLAN7157 Engaging Communities (6 UOC)
PLAN7320 Housing Management and Markets (6 UOC)
PLAN7321 Implementing Regeneration (6 UOC)
Four elective options will be chosen from the following range*:
BENV7307 Writing the City (6 UOC)
BENV7712 Healthy Built Environments (6 UOC)
CVEN9405 Urban Transport Planning Prac (6 UOC)
ECON5330 Real Estate Economics (6 UOC)
MUPS0001 Drivers of Urban Change (6 UOC)
MUPS0002 Strategic Urban Policy (6 UOC)
MUPS0007 Evidence-Based Policy (6 UOC)
PLAN7143 Urban Design (6 UOC)
PLAN7145 City Building - Infrastructure (6 UOC)
PLAN7146 City Econ,Urban Dev & Fin (6 UOC)
PLAN7148 Strategic Spatial Planning (6 UOC)
REST0004 Property invest. & Finance (6 UOC)
SRAP5001 Policy Analysis (6 UOC)
*or other relevant UNSW courses as agreed with the URH program leader
To complete the program, there will also be a compulsory 12UOC assignment:
PLAN7330 Urban Renewal Major Project - 10-12,000 word written report (12UOC)