Spatial Planning

What is Spatial Planning?

Spatial Planning is an engineering and management discipline which is dedicated to planning of urban spaces and the correct arrangement of entire countries (most common in developed countries of Europe, especially Northwestern Europe, where it started developing since 1950s). Spatial planning can include the following areas:

  • land use,
  • urban planning
  • regional planning
  • transport planning
  • environmental planning.

Social planners take the role of managers of the future changes of the city and regions - they reorganize old and derelict buildings, design landscape, organize the most convenient traffic, parks and green areas, in small countries - provide the most complete distribution of fields and pastures, and much more.

Study programs in Spatial Planning

Spatial planning can be taught as a part of Urban Studies or Geo-Information study programs, or as a separate study program. Usually Spatial Planning is taught as a Master degree. Applicants for this program need to have a relevant education in environmental sciences, social sciences or architecture and urban planning. Volunteering in organizations related to city planning will also be a huge advantage. Bachelor study programs in Spatial Planning are either available, but they are usually less common.

Several study programs in Spatial Planning can be found on our website, for example, BA Spatial Planning and Design in University of Groningen, Netherlands, MA Spatial Planning in Radboud University, Netherlands, or MA Spatial Sciences in in University of Groningen, Netherlands. Use Search button to find the best study program in Spatial Planning for you.