master degree

planning and urban design - planning and urban design for transition track

course leader



course leader

Silvio Nocera






open for EU and EU-equated applicants


ministerial degree code

LM-48 Pianificazione territoriale urbanistica e ambientale



the master’s degree in planning and urban design

the master’s degree in planning and urban design

The aim of the master's degree in planning and urban design is to train professionals able to contribute to the analysis of urban, territorial and environmental dynamics, as well as to the design of projects, plans, programmes and policies at all scales.

The study programme is structured in two tracks (one in Italian and one in English) with a strong international outlook, in line with the skills required by the labour market and the current debate on the ecological transition.

Teaching is organised around three interdisciplinary semester-long experiences:

- the Design for Transition and Resilience Workshop interacts with advanced sustainable urban planning and environmental monitoring techniques based on a rapidly changing global climate scenario

the Design for Land and Landscape Workshop explores design and planning issues in relation to heritage conservation, with a focus on the local development of marginal areas and service design

the Design for Urban Innovation Workshop focuses on inclusion and urban innovation to make cities more inclusive and develop urban regeneration projects that are sensitive to social differences.


double degrees

In recent years the course has acquired a strong international outlook.

A double degree programme in Urban Planning is available in partnership with Tongji University of Shanghai (China).

The double degree is complemented by the mobility and advanced specialisation programme Erasmus + Planning and Policies for Cities, Environment and Landscape, with partner universities in Barcelona, Girona, Lisbon and Alghero.

A network of international partner universities grants study and internship opportunities in numerous countries and a direct connection to the labour market.