objective

Strengthen your knowledge and professional leadership in the urban field through tools, innovative methodologies and critical thinking that contribute to the development of metropolitan planning from different disciplines, highlighting the design capabilities.


Benefits of the program

  • Learn the most relevant theoretical concepts and methods related to urbanization processes and metropolitan discipline.
  • Discuss and get to know the experience of experts and academics, national and international, who participate in the development of the discipline.
  • The opportunity to travel to London for two weeks to attend workshops in the AA, participate in meetings with local authorities and know places of interest.
  • You will be prepared to address the contemporary challenges of today's world: climate change, urban migration, new technologies, urban expansion, governability, metropolitan coordination, among others.
  • You will receive a diploma issued by the Tec de Monterrey and the Architectural Association, institutions of great international prestige.


Addressed to

Graduates or students of last semesters of architecture, urban design, planning, public policies, geography, civil engineering, environmental engineering and related.


Content of the program

The Metropolitan Landscape Diploma consists of six modules, which total 96 hours of learning with instructors from the Tecnológico de Monterrey and the Architectural Association. In addition, 4 design workshops will be given.

Module 1. Introduction to Metropolitan Scenarios (16 hours)

We will dedicate this module to the understanding of the metropolitan phenomenon and the challenges we face, analyzing case studies.

  • Metropolitan areas and metropolitan challenges: global regions and urbanizations
  • The role of design and public policies in the formation of metropolitan landscapes

Module 2. Introduction to Landscape and Ecology in the Metropolitan Context (16 hours)

We will understand ecology as a theoretical framework to address the complex aspects of the contemporary city.

  • Landscape and ecology in the metropolitan context
  • Green infrastructure design: water management as a case study

Module 3. Incorporation of New Technologies to the Metropolitan Discipline (16 hours)

We will use software and tools for the study, analysis and design of metropolitan projects.

  • Cartographic practices in urban planning (drones, GIS and interactive maps)
  • Simulation technologies for metropolitan dynamics.

Module 4. Consequential Landscapes: Urban-Rural Interdependence (16 hours)

We will learn the relationship between the urban and the rural, as well as dynamics and vocations of the rural territory.

  • Interdependence of urban and rural areas
  • Urban metabolism
  • Neo-ruralism

Module 5. Management and Governance (16 hours)

We will know the normative instruments and the tools for participatory design.

  • Politics as metropolitan design
  • Collaborative economies
  • Participatory platforms

Module 6. Design Workshop (2 weeks at the Architectural Association, in London)

We will visit the Architectural Association school, as well as sites of interest and we will have an exploration space in design workshops.

  • Visits with metropolitan authorities in London
  • Start of urban prototypes in workshops
  • Visit to Hooke Park

Module 7. Urban Prototypes (16 hours)

  • Practical application
  • Workshops and advice
Program taught in:
  • Spanish

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