1. A completed Bachelor's degree from a spatially-oriented discipline 2.Proficiency in English (A TOEFL score of ≥90, with subscores not lower than 18 or a IELTS score of ≥6.5, with subscores not lower than 6.0, or Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher). 3.A background in research methodology
Months of entry
This specialisation provides a land and real estate development perspective on urban development. Cities face continuous processes of both expansion and transformation. Population growth and economic growth lead to expansion, while processes of obsolescence and decline lead to a demand for urban transformation projects. These processes usually require investments in land and property (re)development, while planning interventions provide guidelines to investors, sometimes as opportunities, but also as barriers to what an investor might see as a profitable investment.
The type of investments and the requirements to these investments change over time. Many European cities have ‘matured’ and increasingly have to deal with urban transformation, while megacities in Asia and Latin America still show rapid growth. The global financial and economic crisis has slowed down real estate investments, leaving cities with stalled developments. Climate change and policies for sustainable urban development have put new challenges to land and real estate investments, but have also created new opportunities for smart city developers.
Policies for and investments in transit oriented development and low-carbon urban development are the result of this. This interaction between planning interventions on the one hand and land and real estate investments on the other hand is the central theme of this Master's specialisation. Starting from that interaction the Master's specialisation pays attention to different planning instruments and their impact on land and real estate markets, the dynamics of land and real estate markets, investment behaviour by private and public developers, public private partnerships, land management strategies and value capturing mechanisms and smart land and real estate investment strategies.
Qualification and course duration
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