Urban Design Urban Design

Using Copenhagen, ‘the livable city’, as a laboratory, you will work on projects using analytical design methods specifically devised for urban design and landscape issues. 



The two tracks of this program ensure it is right for you if you are from a professional school of architecture, design, urban design, or come from a liberal arts background. You wish to fully engage in the studio discourse, prepare for individual desk critique, and to invest time outside of studio hours developing projects.


>>Urban Design Studio
You will be instructed in a combination of one-on-one tutoring, discussions, and lectures in studio, focusing on human scale, temporary use, design for the livable city, and landscape architecture in the urban context. Design projects will be the basis for discussions, presentations, and the development of individual design skills. 

>> Urban Design Foundations Studio
If you do not have a background in urban design, this studio offers you an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of the field of urban design, and develop your creative design skills in a studio setting.


DIS has over 190 elective courses for you to build your curriculum from after choosing your required core course. You have to opportunity to focus on your major or diversify by selecting any combination of courses based on your needs. Click here for electives related to urban design.

DIS Student Blogger

Wonder what it is like to study Urban Design in Copenhagen? 

Click here to read Catherine Bretheim's blog!

I’ve found a new home for myself in urban design; I have been able to develop a more holistic background that will be advantageous in my professional career. Having Copenhagen as a laboratory and inspirational environment made a deep impact on my personal development as a designer. To say Copenhagen is the ‘mecca’ of urban design isn’t far from the truth. For a student trying to learn best practices implemented around the world, it is unquestionably the place to be.

Kasey Klimes University of Missouri - St. Louis (Urban Design Foundations Studio)

Program Features & Student Work

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