Institute of Urban Design and Planning

With three sections, the Institute of Urban Design and Planning addresses the topic of shaping urban futures teaching and in the research focus "Future Habitats" of the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences. The Institute works in the spectrum of urban design, territorial design & urban planning as well as urban and spatial development. It cooperates with social, cultural, and engineering sciences for a spatial and creative approach to the future of the city.



Study focus urban design and planning

Within the framework of the MSc Architecture and Urban Design, a focus on urban design and planning can be set, which, as a double qualification, can create the study requirements for both the list of architects and the list urban planners. Also, the requirements for admission to the Referendariat Städtebau can be fulfilled with regard to management functions in state and local administrations. Students who like to qualify for the field of urban design and planning—both in professional work in offices and in public administration— can perform the specialisation in urban design and planning by taking appropriate modules. However, the procedure for registration in the list of architects and the list of urban planners is carried out solely by the Chamber of Architects of Niedersachsen or the Chambers of Architects of other federal states. The admission to the Referendariat Städtebau is carried out by the Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy, Building and Climate Protection, or by the responsible ministries of other federal states. 

Further Information:


List of urban planners for Niedersachsen

Traineeship for management functions in public administration (Referendariat Städtebau) in Niedersachsen

We will be happy to advise you individually on this study focus, please contact the professors of the institute.

Master’s thesis:
For a master's thesis in the field of urban design and planning, you should prepare a topic in the semester before. We offer suitable formats for this, such as open topic seminars.