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This MSc examines conventional approaches in development planning, and the environmental conflicts generated by them, with specific reference to developing countries. It contrasts these approaches with the need for environmental sustainability and social justice and examines attempts to incorporate awareness of these goals into development policy making, planning and management. What and how will I learn? Students examine the complexity and variety of environmental problems in urban regions, their causes and impacts, and the potentials and limitations of environmental planning and management. They learn how to respond to processes that generate social and environmental change, and to develop strategies to steer urban environmental planning towards sustainability. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of three core courses (90 credits), one optional course (30 credits) and a development and planning report (60 credits). A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months) is offered. Core Modules The Political Ecology of Environmental Change Urban Environmental Planning and Management in Development Environment and Sustainable Development in Practice Dissertationreport All MSc students submit a 10,000 word report on a topic related to the main themes of the programme. The topic can be chosen to enhance career development or for its inherent interest. Options Urban Agriculture Adapting Cities to Climate Change in the Global South Disaster Risk Reduction in Cities Gender in Policy and Planning Transforming Local Areas: Urban Design for Development Housing Policy, Programme and Project Alternatives The City and Its Relations Urban Development Policy, Planning and Management Socially Sensitive Development in Practice Social Development and Poverty Reduction: From Theory to Practice Managing the City Economy Further details available on subject website: http:www.ucl.ac.ukdpucoursesmastersmsc_esd The programme consists of reading, essay writing, critical discussion and project work, directed by lectures, seminars, workshops, structured visits and discussions with practitioners covering theoretical and practical questions and case study analysis. Assessment is through course work, examinations, and a dissertation report. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The Development Planning Unit at UCL is an international centre concerned with promoting sustainable forms of development, understanding rapid urbanisation and encouraging innovation in the policy, planning and management responses to the economic, social and environmental development of cities and regions, especially in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Its programmes are supported by international agencies as well as by national and provincial governments. This programme offers an in-depth theoretical and practical understanding of socio-environmental change, equipping students with the necessary skills and abilities to promote environmental justice in the context of the Global South. Your future career Most graduates of this programme are engaged in various professional activities, from local and national government, consultancy firms and national and international NGOs, to United Nations programmes and international aid agencies. Some graduates pursue an academic career, either through doctoral studies or through teaching and research in a number of prestigious universities. Examples of organisations where graduates are employed include: Ministry of the Environment (Brazil) Development Alternatives (India) Waste Management System (Costa Rica) British High Commission (Ghana) Friends of the Earth (Japan) London Environment Council (UK) University of Coimbra (Portugal) Entry Requirements The normal minimum qualifications are a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an equivalent standard overseas qualification. A second acceptable qualification is corporate membership of one of the following UK
This MSc examines conventional approaches in development planning, and the environmental conflicts generated by them, with specific reference to developing countries. It contrasts these approaches with the need for environmental sustainability and social justice and examines attempts to incorporate awareness of these goals into development policy making, planning and management. What and how will I learn? Students examine the complexity and variety of environmental problems in urban region...