- Gain the technical skills required to integrate multifunctional and innovative horticultural projects into urban development plans and building standards;
- Gain and/or broaden skills to manage multidisciplinary teams, particularly planning, leading, coordinating, teamwork and organizational skills;
- Be able to develop an extremely broad vision of the challenges inherent in urban agriculture and horticultural projects at all project stages, in terms of both diagnostics and the development of proposals, by demonstrating analytical and concise thinking;
- Be able to understand and master a systemic urban approach that moves beyond sectoral approaches (water, sanitation, energy, etc.).
The first two semesters (September to June) are geared towards acquiring the basic knowledge needed for the analytical and practical tasks of developers specializing in urban agriculture.
The third semester consists of a compulsory 6-month internship in a company or research center and the completion of a thesis, which gives students vital analytical, methodological and summary skills.
The program is composed of 13 teaching units (TUs), which provide both theoretical and applied knowledge.
- Teaching Unit 1: Knowledge acquisition (refresher course)
- Teaching Unit 2: Self- and group awareness
- Teaching Unit 3: Urban ecology
- Teaching Unit 4: Urban agriculture
- Teaching Unit 5: Urban food systems
- Teaching Unit 6: Sustainable cities and eco-innovation
- Teaching Unit 7: Urban design & development
- Teaching Unit 8: The sociology of urban planning
- Teaching Unit 9: Regulations
- Teaching Unit 10: Field testing
- Teaching Unit 11: Value chain analysis
- Teaching Unit 12: Trends in innovation management
- Teaching Unit 13: Mapping (GIS)
The program will benefit students from different academic backgrounds: agronomy, landscape architecture, architecture, urban planning, geography, biology
Admission requirements :
- Students having obtained a Master’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution
- Exceptionally, students with a Bachelor’s degree may apply if their academic course or professional experience guarantees a successful completion of the Master
Application deadlines :
- Next session : September 3, 2018
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