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There are a variety of architecture courses in many regions of the world designed to provide students and professionals with needed skills and knowledge in general and specific areas of architecture.  Those who have taken architecture courses often come from professional backgrounds such as architects, city developers, building designers, and civil engineers, however there are also many from other professional and educational disciplines. Architecture today encompasses many aspects, such as urban planning, home design, and green living.

There are a variety of architecture courses in specialized fields including history, theory, techniques, technology, green living, urban planning, reconstruction, and sustainable design, to name a few. Architecture courses offer a variety of options including online studies, distance learning, or the traditional classroom setting.

Whether you are seeking professional development, new skills, or a career change, there are architecture courses than can help you meet your goals. Read through the options below!

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7 Results in Urban Planning

Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism (UAUIM)

A Program with Unique Features - ASURED is one of the few international programs worldwide offering education in both urban planning and real estate development within th ... [+]

The international postgraduate program of Advanced Studies in Urbanism and Real Estate Development (ASURED) is specifically designed for RICS accreditation which was granted on July 18, 2014. RICS (The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, London 1868) is a prestigious real estate and urban planning accreditation body.

The 15 European, U.S. and Romanian faculty interact face-to-face with the students in “concentration periods” of two weeks at the CEP facility in Bucharest, a historic monument built at the beginning of the 20th century. Each course takes three days and a follow-up period of supervision, advice and grading. Two integrated projects in urbanism and real estate development, workshops on urban development simulation and legal aspects of urban development, a practicum and the final thesis complete the program. ... [-]

Romania Bucharest
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Full-time
18 months
Campus
IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam

Rationale of the Training Course - Eco-Cities: Policies for Sustainable Energy: Half the world’s population now live in built-up areas, with an estimated 60 million peopl ... [+]

Rationale of the Training Course - Eco-Cities: Policies for Sustainable Energy

Half the world’s population now live in built-up areas, with an estimated 60 million people being added every year. This rapid urban growth leads to environmental degradation and excessive demands on services and infrastructure. Energy consumption has increased drastically. To address this it is necessary to develop sustainable urban energy policies and best practices in efficient land use, transport, sustainable buildings and sustainable development overall.

Course Curriculum Concepts and strategic systemic approaches to sustainable urbanisation Eco-restoration in Korea: planning, techniques and experiences Sustainable urban energy: from concepts to policies, strategies and instruments Alternative energy: renewable categories, costs and their implications Energy planning and management to address climate change Target group ... [-]
Netherlands Rotterdam
March 2020
Part-time
3 weeks
Campus
IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam

Rationale of the Training Course - Developing Social Housing Projects: One of the characteristics of developing countries is fast-growing cities and the lack of affordabl ... [+]

Rationale of the Training Course - Developing Social Housing Projects

One of the characteristics of developing countries is fast-growing cities and the lack of affordable and adequate housing. Social housing policies try to address the housing problem but have often been implemented in such ways that the people in real need are not reached and/or the social housing projects do not improve the overall living conditions of people or lack a contribution to sustainable urban development o their problems. Developing and therefore allowing for better implementation of social housing contributes directly to the living conditions and to the growth of cities in the developing world.

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Netherlands Rotterdam
November 2019
Part-time
3 weeks
Campus
IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam

Urban Management Tools for Climate Change course is jointly developed with UN-HABITAT. This course offers management tools for urban policymakers, planners and environmen ... [+]

Urban Management Tools for Climate Change

IHS is proud to announce that this course is jointly developed with UN-HABITAT.

Cities are increasingly expected to undertake concrete actions to mitigate climate change and adapt the city to rising water levels, drought and other natural disasters related to the heating of the earth. What concrete activities should a city undertake and what works? This course offers management tools for urban policymakers, planners and environmentalists.

Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to prepare local climate change plans, which address the global challenges yet focus on concrete local actions. The course will offer specific practices to manage the urban design and environmental infrastructure, in particular, energy, transport, housing and water.... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
June 2020
Part-time
1 - 3 weeks
Campus
IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam

Land-based financing is increasingly recognised as an important way for cities to attract resources to fund their public, social and environmental goods. The course draws ... [+]

What will I learn?

Land-based financing is increasingly recognised as an important way for cities to attract resources to fund their public, social and environmental goods. In this executive course we cover four main topics:

Fundamentals on urban land markets.To what extent do land-use planning and public works increase the value of land for profitable market-based land uses? Fundamentals on land and property rights and obligations.To what extent is the exercise of land and property rights responsible for funding impact mitigation on public, social and environmental goods? Instruments to finance land value capture. Which innovations exist in different parts of the world in applying land-based financing? Innovative strategies for land-based financing (workshop modality).Which key skills or capacities are required to successfully implement such a strategy? Who will benefit the most from this course? Local government officials, responsible for economic or social development policy. Planning officials responsible for development control. Central government finance ministries; investors and developers. Academics studying urban policy. Development banks and donor agencies. Do I need a finance background to be eligible for this course? ... [-]
Netherlands Rotterdam
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Part-time
1 - 2 weeks
Campus
IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam

3-month post-graduate diploma course - Sustainable Urban Development: The modules of the master program guarantee the academic depth of the study, while at the same time ... [+]

Sustainable Urban Development

Today, more people live in cities than ever before. This creates opportunities and challenges which require experts with combined skills in infrastructure, economic development, affordable land, housing markets, sustainable planning, and resilience to climate change in order to manage increasingly complex cities.

What will I learn?

The multidisciplinary perspective of the course will enable you to learn how to address urban challenges in your environment.

As the course is an integrated part of the MSc in Urban Management and Development, you can personalize your learning and choose among the following six specialisations in the offer:

Urban Housing and Livelihoods (UHL) Integrated Planning and Strategies (IPS) Urban Land Development (ULD) Urban Competitiveness and Resilience (UCR) Urban Environmental Management and Climate Change (UECC) Managing and Financing Urban Infrastructure (MFUI) ... [-]
Netherlands Rotterdam
January 2020
Part-time
3 months
Campus
School of Sustainability

To date, 3.5 billion people, approximately half of the global population, live in cities: this urban population concentrated on 2% of the Earth’s surface, releases into t ... [+]

Architecture as a Social Business: Regenerating the Urban Environment by Creating Job Opportunities Track Leader: Martina Ruini 5 months, full time in teams Mission

The objective is to develop concrete projects aimed at the transformation of urban spaces, the retrofit of existing buildings and the recovery of unused.

Theme

To date, 3.5 billion people, approximately half of the global population, live in cities: this urban population concentrated on 2% of the Earth’s surface, releases into the atmosphere 70% of global CO2 emissions causing an enormous impact on the environment. According to demographic projections by the United Nations, by 2030 the world population will increase by 1.5 billion, or about 100 million more people per year. This implies tremendous expansion, mainly in urban centers. Based on these data, cities are facing a period of great social, economic and environmental transformation, which is the subject of the course. The economic and production crisis, environmental challenges, new migration, and social integration, recuperating abandoned buildings to combat further land consumption, all require a new approach, to be contemplated and shared among the citizens rather than imposed from above.... [-]

Italy Bologna
October 2020
Full-time
5 months
Campus