Australia’s population has grown significantly in recent years, with forecasts putting it at 1.8% per year. This translates to around 29.3 million more people by 2027 . With this growing population in mind, many governments are focusing on the development of residential neighborhoods and, more broadly, cities that place urban planning at the forefront of their efforts.
In a first for Australia, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) launched a local online site last year Master in Urban Design diploma. UTS online Master in Urban Design is aimed at professionals who wish to develop their practical design capabilities to shape the lived experience in sustainable urban environments.
“Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and work in roles such as junior architect, environmentalist and urban planner. “Almost any professional can see that the future is in sustainable urban design, and our course prepares students for it,” said a UTS Online representative.
It goes without saying that sustainable urban design can greatly relieve the environment or at least minimize its impact. In the UTS Online course, students enroll in subjects where they gain a holistic understanding of environmental, legislative, economic, and sustainability perspectives on urban design and development.
“We need to change the way we approach the design of the built environment if we are to tackle the climate crisis,” said Professor Heather MacDonald, planning scholar and associate dean of the Faculty of Design, Architecture and construction of the UTS.
“Urban designers who understand how natural and built systems influence each other and who can articulate the evidence supporting their design proposals will be more effective advocates for the kind of change cities need now.”
UTS Online offers the Master of Urban Design fully online with part-time study, allowing students to continue working full-time while developing hands-on design skills. Through industry-focused content and studio projects, students will learn to apply creative solutions that enhance the experience in any urban environment.
Learn more about the UTS Online Master of Urban Design here: https://studyonline.uts.edu.au/online-courses/master-urban-design
About UTS Online:
UTS is currently ranked among the best young universities in Australia. He is ranked number 11 in the world. Its courses are designed to ensure that students receive the best education possible. The online Master in Urban Design and other courses are all delivered through an interactive and innovative platform for students to learn at their own pace. However, all students receive the necessary support to ensure that they develop the required skills by the end of the course.
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