The Bartlett School of Planning hosts urban design programmes at undergraduate, masters and research masters levels, as well as a vital group of PhD researchers. Our programmes include:
- BSc Urban Planning, Design and Management
- MSc Urban Design & City Planning
- MRes Inter-disciplinary Urban Design
- MPhil/PhD Planning Studies
In these – and our other programmes through which urban design infuses – urban design is understood as the process of shaping better places for people than would otherwise be produced. In other words it is about how society defines places and interacts within physical spaces; it is about how this is constrained by social, political, economic and other forces, and it is about how we can positively shape this through ongoing processes of design and associated development and management.
MasterPLAN: Beginnings + Endings 2020/2022
Students from the 2020-22 cohort of the MPlan City Planning recently won funding from UCL ChangeMakers to produce a ‘MasterPlan Zine’ to reflect upon their experiences on the programme. Guided by the programme director, Dr Michael Short, Hannah Averbeck and Harrison Brewer produced a zine which explored their experiences of navigating the 2-year master’s programme as well as insights from many of the students in their cohort on city planning issues as they see them. For the inaugural issue, the editors decided to define the theme as ‘beginnings and endings’ both in homage to their departure from the course but also as a nod to the programme’s fifth birthday. The zine project will be handed over to the following 2021-23 cohort for the next edition.