Urban Planning Master Studies Module | Geograafia osakond
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humanitaarteaduste ja kunstide valdkond
Faculty phone: 
(+372) 737 5341
Faculty address: 
Jakobi 2 - 116-121, 51014, Tartu
  • ajaloo ja arheoloogia instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5651
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51003, Tartu
  • eesti ja üldkeeleteaduse instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5221
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, IV korrus, 51014, Tartu
  • filosoofia ja semiootika instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5314
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, III korrus, ruumid 309-352, 51014, Tartu
  • kultuuriteaduste ja kunstide instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5223
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 16, 51003, Tartu
  • maailma keelte ja kultuuride kolledž
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, 51003, Tartu
  • usuteaduskond
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5300
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18-310, 50090, Tartu
  • Viljandi kultuuriakadeemia
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 435 5232
    Faculty address: 
    Posti 1, 71004, Viljandi
sotsiaalteaduste valdkond
Faculty phone: 
(+372) 737 5957
Faculty address: 
Lossi 36, 51003, Tartu
  • haridusteaduste instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6440
    Faculty address: 
    Salme 1a, ruum 29, 50103, Tartu
  • Johan Skytte poliitikauuringute instituut
  • majandusteaduskond
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6310
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 4-A315, 51009, Tartu
  • psühholoogia instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5902
    Faculty address: 
    Näituse 2, 50409, Tartu
  • õigusteaduskond
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5390
    Faculty address: 
    Näituse 20, 50409, Tartu
  • ühiskonnateaduste instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5188
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36, 51003, Tartu
  • Narva kolledž
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 740 1900
    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 2, 20307, Narva
  • Pärnu kolledž
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 445 0520
    Faculty address: 
    Ringi 35, 80012, Pärnu
meditsiiniteaduste valdkond
Faculty phone: 
(+372) 737 5326
Faculty address: 
Ravila 19, 50411, Tartu
  • bio- ja siirdemeditsiini instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    +(372) 737 4210
    Faculty address: 
    Biomeedikum, Ravila 19, 50411, Tartu
  • farmaatsia instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5286
    Faculty address: 
    Nooruse 1, 50411, Tartu
  • hambaarstiteaduse instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 731 9856
    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 6, 51003, Tartu
  • kliinilise meditsiini instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5323
    Faculty address: 
    L. Puusepa 8, 51014, Tartu, Eesti
  • peremeditsiini ja rahvatervishoiu instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    +(372) 737 4190
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • sporditeaduste ja füsioteraapia instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5360
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 5-205, 51014, Tartu
loodus- ja täppisteaduste valdkond
Faculty phone: 
(+372) 737 5820
Faculty address: 
Vanemuise 46-208, 51014, Tartu
  • arvutiteaduse instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5445
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 2, 50409, Tartu
  • Eesti mereinstituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 671 8902
    Faculty address: 
    Mäealuse 14, 12618, Tallinn
  • füüsika instituut
    Faculty address: 
    W. Ostwaldi tn 1, 50411, Tartu
  • keemia instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5261
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 14a, 50411, Tartu
  • matemaatika ja statistika instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5860
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 2, 50409, Tartu
  • molekulaar- ja rakubioloogia instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5011
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23, 23b-134, 51010, Tartu
  • tehnoloogiainstituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 4800
    Faculty address: 
    Nooruse 1, 50411, Tartu
  • ökoloogia ja maateaduste instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5835
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46, 51014, Tartu
Asutused
Tugiüksused
  • infotehnoloogia osakond
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6000, arvutiabi: 737 5500
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51014, Tartu
  • kantselei
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5606
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51014, Tartu
  • kinnisvaraosakond
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5137
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51014, Tartu
  • personaliosakond
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5145
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, ruumid 302 ja 304, 50090, Tartu
  • rahandusosakond
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5125
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 4, 51014, Tartu
  • rektoraadi büroo
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5600
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 51014, Tartu
  • siseauditi büroo
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 17-114, 51014, Tartu
  • Tallinna esindus
    Faculty phone: 
    737 6600
    Faculty address: 
    Teatri väljak 3, 10143 Tallinn
  • teadus- ja arendusosakond
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6192
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, III korrus, 51003, Tartu
  • turundus- ja kommunikatsiooniosakond
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5687
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, ruum 210, 50090, Tartu
  • õppeosakond
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6215
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090, Tartu
  • üliõpilasesindus
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5400
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18b, 51014, Tartu
Muud üksused
  • MTÜ Tartu Ülikooli Akadeemiline Spordiklubi
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5371
    Faculty address: 
    Ujula 4, 51008 Tartu
  • MTÜ Tartu Üliõpilasküla
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 740 9959
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 25, 51013 Tartu
  • MTÜ Tartu Üliõpilasmaja
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 730 2400
    Faculty address: 
    Kalevi 24, Tartu
  • OÜ Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5945
    Faculty address: 
    W. Struve 1, 50091 Tartu
  • Sihtasutus Tartu Ülikooli Kliinikum
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 731 8111
    Faculty address: 
    L. Puusepa 1a, 50406 Tartu
  • Tartu Ülikooli Sihtasutus
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5852
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a-106, Tartu

TÜ üksuste kontaktandmed

humanitaarteaduste ja kunstide valdkond
Faculty phone: 
(+372) 737 5341
Faculty address: 
Jakobi 2 - 116-121, 51014, Tartu
  • ajaloo ja arheoloogia instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5651
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, 51003, Tartu
  • eesti ja üldkeeleteaduse instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5221
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, IV korrus, 51014, Tartu
  • filosoofia ja semiootika instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5314
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 2, III korrus, ruumid 309-352, 51014, Tartu
  • kultuuriteaduste ja kunstide instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5223
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 16, 51003, Tartu
  • maailma keelte ja kultuuride kolledž
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, 51003, Tartu
  • usuteaduskond
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5300
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18-310, 50090, Tartu
  • Viljandi kultuuriakadeemia
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 435 5232
    Faculty address: 
    Posti 1, 71004, Viljandi
sotsiaalteaduste valdkond
Faculty phone: 
(+372) 737 5957
Faculty address: 
Lossi 36, 51003, Tartu
  • haridusteaduste instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6440
    Faculty address: 
    Salme 1a, ruum 29, 50103, Tartu
  • Johan Skytte poliitikauuringute instituut
  • majandusteaduskond
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6310
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 4-A315, 51009, Tartu
  • psühholoogia instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5902
    Faculty address: 
    Näituse 2, 50409, Tartu
  • õigusteaduskond
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5390
    Faculty address: 
    Näituse 20, 50409, Tartu
  • ühiskonnateaduste instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5188
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 36, 51003, Tartu
  • Narva kolledž
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 740 1900
    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 2, 20307, Narva
  • Pärnu kolledž
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 445 0520
    Faculty address: 
    Ringi 35, 80012, Pärnu
meditsiiniteaduste valdkond
Faculty phone: 
(+372) 737 5326
Faculty address: 
Ravila 19, 50411, Tartu
  • bio- ja siirdemeditsiini instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    +(372) 737 4210
    Faculty address: 
    Biomeedikum, Ravila 19, 50411, Tartu
  • farmaatsia instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5286
    Faculty address: 
    Nooruse 1, 50411, Tartu
  • hambaarstiteaduse instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 731 9856
    Faculty address: 
    Raekoja plats 6, 51003, Tartu
  • kliinilise meditsiini instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5323
    Faculty address: 
    L. Puusepa 8, 51014, Tartu, Eesti
  • peremeditsiini ja rahvatervishoiu instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    +(372) 737 4190
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 19, 50411 Tartu
  • sporditeaduste ja füsioteraapia instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5360
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 5-205, 51014, Tartu
loodus- ja täppisteaduste valdkond
Faculty phone: 
(+372) 737 5820
Faculty address: 
Vanemuise 46-208, 51014, Tartu
  • arvutiteaduse instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5445
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 2, 50409, Tartu
  • Eesti mereinstituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 671 8902
    Faculty address: 
    Mäealuse 14, 12618, Tallinn
  • füüsika instituut
    Faculty address: 
    W. Ostwaldi tn 1, 50411, Tartu
  • keemia instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5261
    Faculty address: 
    Ravila 14a, 50411, Tartu
  • matemaatika ja statistika instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5860
    Faculty address: 
    J. Liivi 2, 50409, Tartu
  • molekulaar- ja rakubioloogia instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5011
    Faculty address: 
    Riia 23, 23b-134, 51010, Tartu
  • tehnoloogiainstituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 4800
    Faculty address: 
    Nooruse 1, 50411, Tartu
  • ökoloogia ja maateaduste instituut
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5835
    Faculty address: 
    Vanemuise 46, 51014, Tartu
Asutused
Tugiüksused
  • infotehnoloogia osakond
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6000, arvutiabi: 737 5500
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51014, Tartu
  • kantselei
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5606
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51014, Tartu
  • kinnisvaraosakond
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5137
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a, 51014, Tartu
  • personaliosakond
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5145
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, ruumid 302 ja 304, 50090, Tartu
  • rahandusosakond
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5125
    Faculty address: 
    Jakobi 4, 51014, Tartu
  • rektoraadi büroo
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5600
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 51014, Tartu
  • siseauditi büroo
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 17-114, 51014, Tartu
  • Tallinna esindus
    Faculty phone: 
    737 6600
    Faculty address: 
    Teatri väljak 3, 10143 Tallinn
  • teadus- ja arendusosakond
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6192
    Faculty address: 
    Lossi 3, III korrus, 51003, Tartu
  • turundus- ja kommunikatsiooniosakond
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5687
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, ruum 210, 50090, Tartu
  • õppeosakond
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 6215
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18, 50090, Tartu
  • üliõpilasesindus
    Faculty phone: 
    (+372) 737 5400
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18b, 51014, Tartu
Muud üksused
  • MTÜ Tartu Ülikooli Akadeemiline Spordiklubi
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5371
    Faculty address: 
    Ujula 4, 51008 Tartu
  • MTÜ Tartu Üliõpilasküla
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 740 9959
    Faculty address: 
    Narva mnt 25, 51013 Tartu
  • MTÜ Tartu Üliõpilasmaja
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 730 2400
    Faculty address: 
    Kalevi 24, Tartu
  • OÜ Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5945
    Faculty address: 
    W. Struve 1, 50091 Tartu
  • Sihtasutus Tartu Ülikooli Kliinikum
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 731 8111
    Faculty address: 
    L. Puusepa 1a, 50406 Tartu
  • Tartu Ülikooli Sihtasutus
    Faculty phone: 
    +372 737 5852
    Faculty address: 
    Ülikooli 18a-106, Tartu

Urban Planning Master Studies Module

 

16 ECTS Master Studies Module in Urban Planning

The Urban Planning Master (MA) module 16 ECTS

Urban regions are the main drivers of innovation and economic growth and are arenas for the social and environmental challenges of contemporary society.

The Urban Planning Master (MA) module examines topics of urbanisation, sustainable development, and information and communications technology (ICT) in cities with a particular focus on formerely centrally planned countries.

Module coordinators: Prof. Rein Ahas, Prof. Tiit Tammaru

Contact: Kristi Post, kristi.post [ät] ut.ee

Department of Geography, University of Tartu, Vanemuise 46-245, 51014, Tartu, Estonia

Urban Planning: Changing Cities and ICT brochure 

Courses:

Introduction to Urban Planning, 2 ECTS (LOOM.02.347)

Prof. Daniel Hess, University at Buffalo, USA

The aim of the course is to explore underlying theories and approaches in planning theory for urban planners, as well as to introduce the profession and understand historical motivations for planning intervention.

The course sets a framework for understanding urban planning by introducing the historical evolution of urban spatial structure and the complexity of challenges that urban planners face today. Through practical examples students become familiarised with the modes of reasoning of urban planners and how best to deal with today’s complex urban challenges.

Geography, communication and spatial mobility, 4 ECTS (LOOM.02.258)

Prof. Rein Ahas, University of Tartu, Estonia

Prof. Matthew Zook, University of Kentucky, USA

The aim of the course is to introduce the students to the theories and principles of functioning contemporary ICT-based societies and how they relate to city planning principles and practice.

Upon completion of this course students will understand the theories and principles of functioning in contemporary ICT-based societies, they will be able to use ICTs to monitor planning decisions and implement knowledge gained from ICTs into solutions for concrete urban planning problems. Special attention to mobile telephone-based data collection methods and urban analysis and social network analysis.

The course consists of seven lectures (2x45 min.), four individual works (homework) and six seminars (2x45 min.). There are 6 articles to study as well as homework during individual work. Students will be graded individually on the quality of individual work and participation in seminar discussions.

Demography and Urban Social Geography, 4 ECTS, (LOOM.02.341)

Prof. Tiit Tammaru, University of Tartu, Estonia

Dr. Anneli Kährik, University of Tartu, Estonia

The course provides the students with an understanding of the interaction of social and spatial processes taking place in the contemporary city.

The course sets a framework for understanding the co-evolution of the social and spatial structures of the city. Building on the life-course approach and other theories of human mobility, the selectivity of these processes by population groups (based on age, socio-economic status and ethnicity) will be examined. The course discusses the dynamics of the urban fabric (housing, neighbourhoods) in metropolitan areas (inner city, high-rise housing estates, outer city, suburban ring). The patterns and processes of segregation and housing segmentation, as well as residential neighbourhood effects on other life careers, will be discussed. As a result of the course the students are familiar with the theories that deal with socio-spatial processes and related planning challenges in the city, and are equipped with the analytical toolbox for studying neighbourhood change and segregation processes in urban regions.

Socio-spatial Changes in Cities in Transition, 2 ECTS (LOOM.02.330)

Dr. Kadri Leetmaa, University of Tartu, Estonia

Prof. Tiit Tammaru, University of Tartu, Estonia

The aim of the course is to interpret the key urban theories in the context of the urban change of recent decades in the formerly socialist countries of Europe.

After completing this course, students will be able to contextualise urban change in European countries in transition (post-socialist cities) within wider urban theories, they will be well-grounded and equipped to face planning challenges in cities in transition, and have first-hand experience in solving a practical planning challenge in a post-socialist city.

The course is based on the following model: 45-min. lecture and 45-min. seminar based on home readings (2 articles for each seminar). Different researchers are invited as the lecturers/seminar moderators. During the first half of the lecture the research highlights related to the topic covered are presented, and the second 45 minutes is reserved for discussion. For each lecture/seminar the students are expected to write a short reflection (700-1000 words) and upload it into the course e-learning environment (Moodle). At the end of the course participants are expected to write an essay on a selected topic. The essay should show that the compulsory literature has been read thoroughly and understood, and that the participant is able to conduct research using additional literature related to his/her topic. The lecturers involved in the course serve as supervisors and tutors for students writing their essays.

The following topics are covered: post-socialist urban processes against the background of general urban theory, theorising the transition period in Central and Eastern Europe and its impacts on cities; the priority landscapes of a socialist city and their impact on socialist-era urban planning and settlement systems; the historical spatial context shaping post-socialist residential differentiation; structural changes in the transition decades and changing urban actors; time and spatial changes in migration and residential mobility; urban iconography, images and urban marketing in the post-socialist period, spatial changes in the post-socialist metropolis.

The course addresses two target groups: students following the full master curriculum of the University of Tartu, Department of Geography (3 ECTS); and Erasmus and other guest students (2 ECTS). In addition to the lectures, there will be a short excursion in the city of Tartu. Local students participating in the course have an additional task of preparing a 4-hour study walk (incl. written guide) for the joint group in the middle of the course. 

Economic Geography of Urban Systems, 2 ECTS (LOOM.02.328)

Prof. Frank Witlox, Ghent University, Belgium

This course aims to put forward a number of topics that are relevant to understanding the field of economic geography. Prior to introducing these topics we briefly discuss the question, “What is economic geography?” Answering this question involves introducing a number of new concepts, approaches and methods that are typically used by economic geographers. Next, we focus on the importance of location, locational decision-making, and locational modelling in economic geography. Different location theories are formally introduced: ranging from classical (J.H. von Thünen, Weber, Christaller) and neo-classical approaches; to behavioural and evolutionary approaches; and institutional and structural approaches. Here again attention is paid to content, assumptions, methodology, and the conceptualisation of time and space. Because locational decision-making is a discrete choice problem, we introduce the basic concepts of discrete choice modelling (MNL, nested MNL). We also pay attention to cost-benefit analysis and multi-criteria analysis. Theory is complemented with practical exercises and an assignment. Given that we live in an urban age, and that cities and networks of cities are becoming more and more important, we also pay attention to the role and importance of urban systems and how they are impacted by globalisation. Global or world cities are viewed as ‘accessible’ nodes in infrastructure networks and as ‘post-industrial production sites’ for advanced producer services. Both approaches are discussed and evaluated. Here again we introduce basic concepts of geography of networks (social network analysis).

GIS, Maps and Spatial Analyses for Urban Planning, 2 ECTS (LOOM.02.331)

Dr. Anto Aasa, University of Tartu, Estonia

The aim of the course is to introduce the aspects and output of spatial analysis in urban planning (data, software, GIS, maps, visualisation).

The course equips students with a diverse set of skills for solving urban planning challenges by means of GIS methods, mapping and spatial analysis, including the use of geo-referenced spatial datasets (both traditional and those created by means of modern ICTs) as well as the analytical tools for handling BIG data.

The course provides students with a diverse set of skills for solving urban planning challenges by means of GIS methods, mapping and spatial analysis (traditional and modern [ICT-generated] datasets) as well as the analytical tools for handling BIG data. The course consists of 4 lectures and 4 seminars. In the first lecture an overview of urban planning will be given with a focus on aspects relating to spatial analysis. In the second lecture the topic of geospatial datasets and software (databases, software, 2D-3D, formats) will be introduced. In the third lecture, an overview of general aspects of geospatial analysis will be given. The fourth lecture is aimed at introducing urban planning maps and other visualisations. Students will conduct practical work (on the topics of lectures 2-4), which will be discussed in seminars. Each lecture (except the first lecture) will be followed by 2 seminars (in the first seminar plans for, problems with and the status of solving tasks will be discussed; in the second seminar, the final results will be presented).

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