Doctorate Degrees in Urban Design

Compare 3 PhD Programs in Urban Design

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. 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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Official Doctoral Program In Architecture And Urbanism

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 years September 2018 Spain A Coruña + 1 more

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. [+]

Introduction

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.

The program is aimed at training doctors in the different disciplines of Architecture and Urbanism. As it is a question of answering researches with very different fields, the program has seven lines of research that respond to the areas of knowledge typical of architecture and urbanism and that form the student in the knowledge of degree and master. These are:... [-]


PhD in Urban Design and Planning

Siberian Federal University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2018 Russia Krasnoyarsk

Doctoral students do research at libraries and archives, they also work with the data from businesses and public companies. Apart from studying research methods, their research focuses on trends in urban development, unique Siberian experience, historical urban heritage and historical roots of modern problems. [+]

Doctoral students do research at libraries and archives, they also work with the data from businesses and public companies. Apart from studying research methods, their research focuses on trends in urban development, unique Siberian experience, historical urban heritage and historical roots of modern problems.

Programme Leader

Professor Kukina’s research interests are Global Trends in Urban Design and Planning; Place and Meaning of Regional Features, and Urban Morphology.

Recently, her studies have focused on Environmentally Oriented Renovation of a Larger Post-Industrial, Post-Carbon, “Post- Socialist” City, and its Structure. This research also includes historical landscape and environmental approaches.... [-]


PhD in Urban Studies

GSSI - Gran Sasso Science Institute
Campus Full time 3 years November 2018 Italy L'Aquila

The aim of the Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Regional Science is to address issues related to local and regional development. The methodological perspective of research and teaching is multidisciplinary, combining regional and urban economics, economic and human geography, spatial planning and sociology. [+]

The aim of the Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Regional Science is to address issues related to local and regional development. The methodological perspective of research and teaching is multidisciplinary, combining regional and urban economics, economic and human geography, spatial planning and sociology. Places / Scholarships : 10

Scholarships

GSSI awards scholarships for 3 years. The yearly amount of the scholarship is of €16.159,91 gross(an additional 50% on monthly basis may be awarded for research period aboard if approved by the GSSI).

Facilities and benefits All Ph.D. students will have tuition fees waived; All Ph.D. students will have free accommodation at the GSSI facilities or a financial substitute of 350,00 Euros gross/month (to obtain the contribution, the students would have to present a rental agreement); All Ph.D. students will have free luncheon vouchers(1 per day, working days, except school closures, missions, other situations contemplated by the GSSI rules); All Ph.D. students will be covered by insurance against any accident and/or injury that may occur while carrying out their Ph.D. activities. Requirements ... [-]