master degree

city environment: planning and policies

(please note that this master degree programme in taught mainly in English)

(please note that this master degree programme in taught mainly in English)



Course Leader

Francesco Musco


Class degree

LM-48 Pianificazione territoriale urbanistica e ambientale



Department of Architecture and Arts


Student office

Santa Croce 601, Campo della Lana



tel +39 041 257 1858 – 1422 – 1788



Environmental planning and resiliences track >>

Environmental planning and resiliences track  >>


Territorial planning and landscape track  >>


The Graduate Degree Programme in City and Environment: Planning and Policies aims at forming a professional figure that is able to hold key roles in the planning, coordination, and consultancy processes in the fields of local planning, urban design, and landscape and environmental design; a figure that is able to interact with a public and private clientele, as well as with both expert and non-expert audiences.


The programme is structured in four parts.

The first semester (common to all tracks) focuses on the transformation policies of cities, territories, and environments. Students will study policy developments in all their various social and legal implications.

The study plan presents classroom-taught lessons — on Economic and Environmental Policies, Environmental Law and Local Government, etc. — and important educational workshop experiences that will lead the students to propose policy projects.


The second and third semesters present more in-depth disciplinary studies. These studies are aimed at building up skills that are specific to Urban and Regional Planning (first track) and to Environment (second track), and will also develop through intensive and interactive workshop activities.

In order to promote a further opening of the educational experience to more advanced and innovative planning practices, the graduate programme provides the organisation of various workshops and summer schools. These will take place between the first and second year of the programme, and both in Iuav premises and associated institutions abroad.


The fourth and last semester is dedicated to the studentsinternships (a first important step in the professional world) and thesis preparation.