Urban Planning

By studying Urban Planning, you will learn to help shape our towns and cities into the future you want to live in.

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Subject overview

Urban Planning addresses how our towns and cities can be improved to produce better social, cultural and environmental outcomes. You will discover the factors that influence how urban environments operate, from policy and economics to design decisions, cultural issues, infrastructure and sustainability considerations.

The School of Architecture and Planning is New Zealand’s leading tertiary educator in the architecture/built environment field*. Being based in Auckland, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and interact with leading industry professionals in New Zealand’s largest urban environment.

*2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.  

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