How Cities Adapt to Climate change

How Cities Adapt to Climate change

Opening of a new master’s at the Urban School
  • Berlin and the Spree River ©canadastock / ShutterstockBerlin and the Spree River ©canadastock / Shutterstock

Cities are at the forefront of the search for solutions to the climate crisis. Future actors in the field of urban governance in Europe now have the possibility to learn how to manage environmental challenges in the new master’s programme of the Urban School “Governing Ecological Transitions in European Cities”, opening at the start of the 2020 academic year.

During this two-year Master’s programme - open to holders of a bachelor’s degree and taught entirely in English - students take courses on the ecological transition (mainly at the European level), as well as environmental issues in urban policy. At the end of this programme, students will have a comprehensive understanding of the environmental and climate policies of European cities, their scale, and will be capable of managing the sustainable use of resources and actions mindful of the climate situation.

More information about the new Master's "Governing Ecological Translations in European Cities"

Resource management and climate action in cities

As with all the master’s programmes of Sciences Po’s Urban School, social sciences are embedded in all of the courses taught over the two years of the programme. Students are expected to participate in a diverse range of field visits and spend a semester studying abroad in a European city. The programme ends with an internship and a real professional project commissioned by a public or private entity. 

The opportunities available are varied and include local communities, consulting firms and planning departments specialised in environmental and climate issues, community work and entrepreneurship, research centres, city planning networks, etc.

Admissions are open! Visit the admissions website to apply

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