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This international master’s programme in Urban Planning and Studies aims to prepare graduate students for work on urban planning and other urban policy issues in both international and domestic organizations requiring strong expertise in international and/or European urban issues. The programme welcomes students from all over the world, whose experiences contribute to enriching the learning process.

Created to foster international mobility, the programme is defined by its modules taught entirely in English and by its strong collaboration with foreign universities, international bodies and agencies. During the year, students will acquire strong conceptual, practical and methodological skills enabling them to understand and tackle the main challenges of globalizing cities and metropolises. Emphasis is placed on developing the capacity to analyse and compare globalizing cities across the world. At the end of the year, students will have gained skills and professional knowledge in urban planning that are tailored for both the public and private sectors, and for international projects, policies and organizations.

The main skills, knowledge and competencies developed during the programme are as follows: ability to produce urban analysis and to make recommendations on the scale of globalized metropolises; knowledge about the development, management, monitoring and evaluation of internationally financed urban projects; international networking experience; knowledge of European and global financing structures, procedures and policies; ability to critically analyse international projects and urban best practices; capacity to adapt to foreign and international contexts and to work with multicultural and multidisciplinary teams; ability to carryout comparative scientific research; communicating and working in English-speaking environments. 

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The course is organized across two semesters with 500 hours of teaching in total.

The curriculum is organized around common-core modules in English (one day per week) and two optional tracks that correspond to two different types of international spaces: “Europe” (taught in English) and “Cities of the Global South/Emerging Countries” (taught in French).  Each of these tracks offers both taught modules and “planning studio” workshops.
During the second semester (S4), students can also choose a research-oriented curriculum instead of the programme’s regular curriculum. 

Track Urban Regeneration and City Planning in Europe (taught in English) 

 This European track is organized within the Urban Futures laboratory of excellence (“Labex Futurs Urbains” in French; Université Paris-Est), a federation of research units founded with the aim of fostering cooperation and developing innovative research and teaching relating to cities.

Metropolitan areas in Europe today are all facing similar challenges. This European track focuses on metropolitan comparisons (of processes, projects, problems, policies, etc.) in order to identify key trends and develop mutual learning and experience on common issues such as competition and economic development, segregation, governance and citizen participation, planning methods, and urban regeneration policies.

The course is organized by the École d’Urbanisme de Paris in cooperation with National Schools of Architecture of Paris-Belleville and Marne-la-Vallée, and the Department of Urban Engineering at Marne-la-Vallée University. In addition, four European partners are involved in this Master’s programme: Hafencity in Hamburg, Politecnico di Milano in Milan, Urban Studies in Malmö and the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning in Ljubljana.


SEMESTER 3 (Autumn semester): EUP







UE 1

Urban studies in a globalized world (cours commun / common-core module) 






Cities : emerging issues and challenges 





Margins and peripheries




UE 2

Atelier / Planning studio (par option/track specific)




UE 3

Enjeux urbains / European topics 1 (par option/track specific)



CM / lectures



Activités communes/ Common activities/French courses



TD/ seminars


Semester 4 (Spring semester)

Two tracks : mobility abroad or sessions  in EUP
Most of the students will spend the second semester of the year abroad in one of the four Universities : Malmö, Hamburg, Milan, Ljubljana.

From january to july, they attend the courses in the chosen European University. The students select courses and a planning studio (Erasmus learning agreeement, 30 ECTS) in october/november, in consultation with the director of the Master program (Christine Lelévrier) and the coordinator for students mobility. They can get a scholarship through the Erasmus program and through the labex Futurs urbains. From July to the end of the november, they can make an optional internship in urban planning.
Those who came already from a foreign country or those who already spent a semester abroad during their first year of master can attend the modules in english at the EUP
30 th January -30 th march ; sessions and planning studio, April-november : internship

A long-week international conference will be held in Hamburg in february with all the students (conferences, workshops with German students)

Courses (European topics 2)

Semester 4 


Urban planning in a globalized world (cours commun / common core)





Enjeux urbains 2 / European topics (par option/track-specific)





Stage-atelier / Internship- Planning Studio (par option/track-specific)





Master thesis research  (co-supervision)




UE 9

Activités communes/ Common activities (Global south)




  • Students abroad can apply for an optionnal internship (August-november)

Application and Admission Procedures


The admission procedure for the M2 (Master’s Year 2) programmes is organized as part of the Master of Urban Planning degree of the École d’Urbanisme de Paris. Students should declare their module selections in their application (form available for download in March); admission is conditional upon the number of places available for each M2 programme and on the candidate’s suitability in terms of the programme’s objectives and prerequisites. Course capacity: 40 places.

Admission to the track titled “Urban Regeneration and City Planning in Europe” has the following English language requirements: TOEFL = 80; IELTS > 6; TOEIC ≥ 900; Cambridge Certificate (good level); or one year of coursework in English from an English-speaking university, where the candidate has produced significant written work in English and obtained relevant certification. 

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COURSES DESCRIPTION : Urban regeneration and city planning in Europe


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Teaching and Research Partners in Paris
Labex Futurs Urbains (UPE)
ENSA Paris-Belleville
> Ecole d’Architecture de Marne la Vallée
Département Génie Urbain (UPEM)

Erasmus Partners 
> Université Hafencty de Hambourg
> Politecnico de Milan
Urban Studies in Malmö 
Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning in Ljubljana


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