Indian cities are undergoing a very rapid urban development and transformation with profound socio-cultural, economic and environmental implications. Migration from rural to urban areas has reached unprecedented levels and the resultant development and transformation of urban areas poses greater challenges to create socially and economically inclusive public realm in the cities. Also, in the recent times of environmental and health crisis, cities now will have to be re- imagined in creating liveable as well as environmentally sustainable future. Urban Design is the physical organization of cities and towns in terms of architecture, infrastructure, and so on. It also involves the creation and implementation of various processes intended to allow for successful future development.
Master of Architecture (M. Arch.) in Urban Design program at Institute of Architecture and Planning, Nirma University focusses on re-thinking and re- imagining the future of our cities. The program emphasis is on the challenges the cities face today due to urban development and transformation processes. In line with the institute’s commitment towards society and environment, students from diverse backgrounds will collaborate to critically assess and analyse the challenges, design and implement solutions for urban development and transformation. Post-graduates from the program will be equipped with the knowledge of urban design and interdisciplinary processes to solve societal and environmental needs.
The program will prepare highly qualified and creative professionals for the 21st century in the field of Urban Design with an intention to :
The program objectives are as follows :
Key program highlights are as follows :
Urban Designers make significant contribution as members of multidisciplinary teams dealing with the formulation and implementation of urban development programs and policies. Post-graduates with M. Arch in Urban Design program would be advanced urban design practitioners prepared for careers in a variety of professional settings in urbanism; urban and regional planning; public and urban policy; strategic design; development of social, cultural, and environmental enterprises; and urban research and analysis.
Post-graduates with M. Arch in Urban Design program will :