English version

The Paris School of Planning is the result of the merger between the two most important French institutes of urban planning : The Urban Planning Institute of Paris (Institut d’Urbanisme de Paris – IUP) and the French Institute of Urban Planning (Institut Français d’Urbanisme – IFU).
The EUP gathers more than 50 faculty teaching in all major domains of urban planning such as transport and mobility, environment, territorial strategies, social affairs, housing. The faculty is composed of architects, engineers, political scientists, geographers, sociologists, planners, economists.
The first Master program has opened in September 2015 with master courses in English and an international program dealing with issues of both the North and South parts of the globe. As a whole the EUP will gather about 500 students from all over the world.
Besides its natural teaching mission, the EUP will be involved in the development of public debate regarding urban and territorial issues and will serve as a place of collective expertise and research.
To carry all its missions, the EUP will be strongly supported by its 3 closest research labs (Lab’Urba, LATTS and LVMT) which as a whole group about 200 researchers and doctoral students.

 

 

Presentation

his 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. 

Organization

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

Courses                   

UE

intitulé

ECTS

Vol.

Cours

UE 1

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

6

 

60

 

UE1-1

Cities : emerging issues and challenges 

3

30

CM/lecture

UE1-2

Margins and peripheries

3

30

TD/siminars

UE 2

Atelier / Planning studio (par option/track specific)

9

100

TD/seminars

UE 3

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

12

120

CM / lectures

 

UE4

Activités communes/ Common activities/French courses

3

30

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 

UE5

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

 6

 60

 CM/lectures
TD/seminars

UE6

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

12

 120

 CM/lectures

UE7

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

9

30

TD/seminars

UE8

Master thesis research  (co-supervision)

15

10

 

UE 9

Activités communes/ Common activities (Global south)

3

 30

 TD/seminars

  • 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. 

COURSES DESCRIPTION : Urban regeneration and city planning in Europe

PARTNERSHIPS

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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