The Master's track History of Architecture and Town Planning (Healthy Cities, new Perspectives on History and Theory of Architecture and Town Planning) explores the evolution of cities, villages and landscapes in Europe within the framework of changing geopolitical conditions at the global scale.
Are you interested how architecture and urbanism can improve ourconditions, and how they contribute to public health? Wish to gainknowledge about the global dimension of architectural and urbantheories and practices? Starting with a profound historicaloverview, this track prepares students for an active role indebates and policy making processes involved in the renaissance of the European city.
It analyses physical and spatial phenomena as historicaldocuments conveying the motives underlying their continuouschanges, as instruments to pursue specific policies, and as worksof art. Starting with the Enlightenment, and paying attention toissues related to public health, the programme investigatestensions between global and local, gaps between formal andinformal, the post-socialist condition in former Eastern Europe,and architectural and urban strategies aiming at sustainable livingconditions and their historical precursors. Part of the courses isprovided by the Thomassen a Thuessink Chair, a joint venture ofGroningen University Medical Center, the University of Groningen and Delft University of Technology; the chair focuses on the publichealth dimension of urban interventions.
The Master's track History of Architecture and Town Planning explores the evolution of cities, villages and park- and landscape design in Europe within the changing global setting.
Cities, buildings, parks and landscapes define the setting ofour everyday life. Some are fascinating works of art, and no othermanmade artefacts document the evolution of social relations,economic trends, technological innovations, philosophical views onman and nature, politics and culture more eloquently thanarchitecture and urbanism. Cities and buildings impact our everydaylives. They define where and how we live, how far we have to travelto reach our working places, our daily rhythms of our movements,the things we see when we are on our way. Their impact on health isself-evident - urban planners gave us our sewage systems,architects decent public housing and healthcare buildings. Thismaster track provides students a rich and varied introduction in the history and theory of architecture and urban planning. Sincehealthcare architecture requires a thorough understanding of thehistory and theory of architecture, and the world of healthy citiescan only be analyzed against the background of urbanism, theExpertise Center Architecture, Urbanism and Health is embedded in aclassical approach of architectural and urban history and theory.It allows students to specialize in classical history and theory,the health impacts of architecture and urbanism, or a mixture.
After your studies
The Master's track opens a myriad of career opportunities, in the Netherlands and abroad, as has been proved over the years. Forinstance:
- jobs in the field of urban history and consultancy formunicipal agencies and scientific institutions
- jobs for private or public architectural and urbanplatforms
- jobs in the field of journalism and public relations
- the master prepares students for a scientific career
- jobs as advisors for healthcare institutions
The master's track opens a myriad of career opportunities, in the Netherlands and abroad, as has been proved over the years. Forinstance:
*jobs in the field of urban history and consultancy formunicipal agencies and scientific institutions
*jobs for private or public architectural and urbanplatforms
*jobs in the field of journalism and public relations
*the master prepares students for a scientific career
*jobs as advisors for healthcare institutionsDownload brochure