About Urban planning

As we adapt to global changes that impact our cities including climate change and deepening inequality, concerns for community health and safety, and the emergence of global city-regions, planning has never been more critical.

Study the challenges facing urban planners such as climate change, deepening inequality often associated with diminished local democracy and the rise of community advocacy, growing concerns for community health and safety, and the emergence of global city-regions that require innovations in governance and planning.

Develop high quality skills in theoretical and applied knowledge, engage with key contemporary planning ideals, ethics and debates, and undertake supervised and self-directed learning, to prepare for an urban planning career in Australia and internationally.

Discover the Urban Planning major

Urban planning is like viewing a city from the street and how we interact with the roads and buildings around us.

Graduate degree pathways

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Why study at the University of Melbourne

Industry-ready skills

Industry-ready skills

Work in interdisciplinary teams that encourage interaction, collaboration and collegiate working environments, preparing you for a challenging and rewarding career.

Taught by leading experts

Taught by leading experts

Your inspiring teachers currently work in industry, so you can be sure you’ll be immersed in the most up-to-date knowledge and practice.

A meaningful career

A meaningful career

Face contemporary challenges posed by rapid urbanisation and climate change, with the opportunity to engage in research in areas like sustainable transportation and streetlife intensification.

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