The Future Urbanism MSc course at Queen's University Belfast is a leading design research programme that enables students to develop, critique and communicate ideas of place, environment, culture, technology and sustainability.
What could net-zero carbon cities look like, and how might digital technologies affect spatial occupation and use? What is the future of the high street, food production and tourism?
These are questions explored by Future Urbanism – a leading-edge design research forum that develops, critiques, and communicates ideas of place, environment, culture, technology and sustainability to define the limits of contemporary and future lived space.
The course enables project-based studio design work as a testbed for globally relevant issues. This will enable you to explore responses to urban challenges, including the climate emergency, productive landscapes, advanced digital communications and intelligent space.
Recent project themes include international experiences and iteration
s of lockdown urbanism; digital farming, communications infrastructure and intelligent space, and; futures of food, production, retail and domesticity in the climate emergency.
Located fieldwork is blended with on-site and online learning through applied research and design. Professional, international and multi-disciplinary collaboration with live research and external organisations will expose you to new understandings of complex challenges and support the development of skillsets suited to a range of career trajectories.
Applications to Future Urbanism are welcomed from the fields of landscape architecture, architecture, urbanism, digital futures, environments and policy.
Top image: Decarbonising Northern Ireland by Daniel Henning, who completed in course in 2021.
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