Master in Territorial Management and Urban Studies
In partnership with IGOT and IST

The Master's degree in Territorial Management and Urban Studies (MOTU) aims at providing advanced training in critical reflection and in the practice of spatial planning and territorial management, responding to an effective and potential demand by all agents in the field of urbanism and territorial development. MOTU students are empowered to actively intervene, in a qualified and innovative way, in the formulation of strategies and concrete solutions to the problems that arise in the planning, construction, requalification and management of urban and metropolitan spaces.
Global Vision
The course results from the articulation of efforts between three schools of the University of Lisbon - Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (IGOT), Lisbon School of Architecture (FA) and Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) -, which are characterized by a long tradition and experience in teaching and innovation in this shared field of knowledge. All these institutions are members of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP), the most important European association of planning schools, which gives the course another important factor of international recognition.

This master's degree will allow students to develop skills such as:
- Critically reflect on the relationship between society and the territory;
- Apply advanced and innovative techniques of information processing in the analysis of problems and responses in the field of spatial planning and urbanism;
- Contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of integrated territorial strategies and policies for smart, inclusive and sustainable growth;
- Design territorial impact plans, as well as their monitoring and evaluation documents;
- Formulate innovative, integrated and participatory solutions in the context of spatial planning and its planning and management process;
- Assess the costs and benefits of solutions and projects, identify and manage conflicts in the design and implementation phase and support decision-making;
- Efficiently and innovatively communicate the identified problems and the results and proposals of territorial intervention.

Target audience
All applications of students with higher education such as Geography, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Territory or Environment, Landscape Architecture, Economics, Sociology or other related areas that share, at least in part, concerns with the development and qualification of the territory will be considered.

Career Opportunities
MOTU provides two types of professional opportunities: researchers and spatial planning and management technicians, both guided by scientific rigor and the spirit of innovation and initiative. Their employers are public bodies and private advisory bodies, as well as research institutions.
The Master's Program maintains a wide range of institutional agreements and partnerships with local authorities and government institutions, to provide information and offer internships.

MOTU's faculty is involved in several nationally and internationally funded research projects, integrating scientific networks, together with municipalities, government institutions and the business sector. The participation of students in ongoing research lines is stimulated and understood as a resource of great interest for advanced professional training.

Operating Regime
The Program is offered during the week during work and on a face-to-face regime. Students will take classes on the three schools campuses, taking advantage of their resources and distinctive academic interaction.

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