Master’s in Urban Development

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Description

Mission

MA in Urban Development will address the most salient issues of inequalities and inclusiveness in new villages and cities of Ukraine that will be rebuilt. At the same time, this program will address new challenges and inequalities in those communities which hosted millions of IDPs, while shaping relevant policymaking by the government.

 

Content

MA will equip our graduates with the necessary economic, financial, legal, and institutional know-how needed to successfully design, implement, and promote the challenging reconstruction efforts along environmentally sustainable, economically and socially inclusive dimensions. Our graduates will aim for excellence in the dynamic, interdisciplinary field of urban development using skills acquired through course- and project-based tasks.

 

The implementation of development projects of war-torn urban and rural areas of Ukraine and the further durable and sustainable development of areas under intense pressure following the internal relocation of firms and individuals will require a profound understanding of the local institutional, economic, and social realities of the targeted areas. International experience in the field of post-war reconstruction will provide useful guidance on potentially useful policies and practices.

 

(preliminary) Course Structure

 

Core

 

  • Urban Planning (with specializations in Sustainability and Social Inclusiveness)
  • Real Estate Development (Process and Project Management)
  • Transportation and Land Use
  • Construction Technology
  • Real Estate Finance and Valuation
  • Principles of Urban Economics
  • Legal Aspects of Development: from permits to contracts
  • Data Science of Real Estate Markets
  • Project: Integrative Community Development

 

Electives (4 with at least 1 in Construction and 1 in Finance)

 

  • Construction Project Management
  • Construction Cost Estimation
  • Advanced Data Science (web-scrapping and analysis)
  • Real Estate Asset Management
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Affordable Housing (and/or Integrated Services Housing for war veterans and internally displaced)
  • Project Finance
  • Real Estate Accounting and Tax
  • Entrepreneurship in Real Estate
  • Digital Real Estate
  • Project: Analytics and Decision Making in Real Estate

 

Activities and Events

A series of activities to engage with our potential students and attract faculty:

  • July 25-28, online workshops for the KSE students by Duke University
  • August 5-21, on site summer school in critical urban theories (RUG, Utrecht, Delft)

 

Current staff:

Academic Director Dr. Mihnea Costantinescu

Visiting lecturers: Dr. Siarhei Liubimau

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Duration

16 months

Starts

2022-10-01

Degree

Master's

Price

₴ 110000