Sustainable Urban Development (SUD) is a full-time two-year (4-Semester) Master Programme offered at VGU by the TU Darmstadt. The lecture’s language is English.
Basics of urban planning and understanding of general urban structures are necessary to get an idea of a sustainable urban development. These basics should be acquainted with the students but will also be picked out in the first courses.
The general concept of sustainable development has in the past most often been broken out into three constituent parts: environmental, economic, and sociopolitical sustainability. In the last years, more recently, it has been suggested by some researchers and institutions and at least by the UCLG that a more consistent analytical breakdown is to distinguish actually four parts of ecological, economic, political, and cultural sustainability.
Regarding the sustainable development of urban and rural areas, these four domains are considered as well. Sustainable urban development refers to attaining social equity and environmental protection while minimizing the costs and risks of spatial development.
The modules can be assigned to the fields, but are intertwined as well.
Environmental urban development:
Social, society and culture
- Government and Governance
The Multidisciplinary project and seminar “sustainable urban development” will link all the fields and objects and will prepare the students for the job market.
If you'd like to receive more information on the Sustainable Urban Development program at VGU or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by emailing to study(at)vgu.edu.vn