Doing an MSc thesis in Land Use Planning within the Urban Environmental Management programme is about reflecting on planning situations and explaining what is going on: Which people and mechanisms are at work and how are different aspects related to each other? Reflection on practices is an academic dimension of spatial planning education, based on diverse theories, from inside and outside the planning domain. An MSc thesis research can focus on the organisation of space, on planning processes, as well as on planners and their actions.
Ongoing research projects within the Land Use Planning group are in the domains of:
- Land development
- Urban sprawl and urban networks
- Landscape ecology and nature
- Water management
- Heritage management
- Traffic, transport and infrastructure
- Food planning and urban agriculture
Students can learn more about education and research related to spatial planning, including current research topics and guidelines for MSc thesis research, by visiting the website of the Land Use Planning group.