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3 PhD Programs in Urban Design

A Doctor of Philosophy, or PhD, is considered the highest degree awarded by a university or graduate school. Once completed, the graduate is awarded the title of “doctor” in their respective field of study. What is a PhD in Urban Design? Doctoral candidates focusing on urban design often study how buildings, streets, and transportation systems come together to form a cohesive whole. Th… Read more

A Doctor of Philosophy, or PhD, is considered the highest degree awarded by a university or graduate school. Once completed, the graduate is awarded the title of “doctor” in their respective field of study.

What is a PhD in Urban Design? Doctoral candidates focusing on urban design often study how buildings, streets, and transportation systems come together to form a cohesive whole. They may also look at how landscaping and public parks affect designed areas and make them aesthetically pleasing. Classes can include urban design history and theory, ecological infrastructural, narrative urbanism, and conflicting public and private interests.

Urban design is all about planning, organization, and budgeting; therefore a graduate with these skills can excel in large companies or municipalities. Being able to plan projects and evaluate programs can also help career advancement.

Many factors affect schooling costs when seeking a Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Design. The length of the program, the selected school, and the location of the classes can change course costs. Future students may elect to contact possible schools and request enrollment prices for their chosen program.

Graduates with a PhD in Urban Design are often creative individuals who enjoy planning parks, laying out streets, and designing public infrastructure. That is why careers in this specialized field can come in unexpected areas. Historical groups often employ urban designers to research and understand past people’s choices, while governmental agencies frequently hire urban design graduates to create walking paths and biking trails through national parks that border parishes and villages. Cities, towns, and villages may also offer careers as utility planning directors and disposal designer, and national agencies can offer positions as transportation and coastal protection officials.

Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Design classes can be found worldwide, and online courses can be convenient. To begin your studies, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong

By 2050, two out of every three people are likely to be living in cities or other urban centres, and most of the increase is expected to be highly-concentrated in a handful of ... +

By 2050, two out of every three people are likely to be living in cities or other urban centres, and most of the increase is expected to be highly-concentrated in a handful of countries, including China. Rapid urbanization and growth of cities call for high-quality public services and effective governance to make urban places more livable. The study of cities becomes an increasingly cross-disciplinary enterprise. -
PhD
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Universidade da Coruña
A Coruña, Spain

The official program of Doctorate in "Architecture and Urbanism" is organized by the University of A Coruña. Being a unique degree in the University System of Galicia is inten ... +

The official program of Doctorate in "Architecture and Urbanism" is organized by the University of A Coruña. Being a unique degree in the University System of Galicia is intended to collect research activities in these disciplines in the Autonomous Community of Galicia, but without giving up its expansion at national and international level. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 semesters
Spanish
Oct 2021
01 Aug 2021
Campus
 
University of Washington
Seattle, USA

The Urban Design & Planning Interdisciplinary Ph.D. at the University of Washington is one of 39 Ph.D. programs in urban and regional planning in North America and one of ... +

The Urban Design & Planning Interdisciplinary Ph.D. at the University of Washington is one of 39 Ph.D. programs in urban and regional planning in North America and one of the oldest, founded in 1967. -
PhD
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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