Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal

MURR

  • Earthquake damage 2016

Duration

12–18 months full-time

Entry times

February (Semester 1)

Fees Estimate

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Pathways

Pathways include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Duration

12–18 months full-time

Entry times

February (Semester 1)

Fees Estimate

See tuition fees for details

Pathways

Pathways include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Apply Now Got a Question? Check your eligibility

Download Brochure

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Overview

In the 21st century, cities and urban areas are facing increasing challenges associated with flood risk, coastal erosion, and sea level rises. In many growing areas these are coupled with challenges of demographic growth and urban spread.

While there are many university postgraduate degrees that focus on local planning legislation, there are no other identifiable programmes that focus specifically on how communities respond to challenges that cities are facing today. This programme will be of interest to students wishing to address broader urban issues and engage with communities.

The Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal (MURR) will focus on:

  • the urban renewal of Ōtautahi Christchurch, a city that faces many of these issues as it recovers from the 2010/11 earthquakes
  • how communities respond to challenges that cities are facing today
  • community engagement with students working with community groups and local government, within compulsory courses and through their chosen research project.

Contact us

For full requirements see the Regulations for the Master of Urban Renewal and Resilience.

For study planning help contact the Department of Geography | Te Tari Mātai Matawhenua or the College of Science:

College of Science | Te Rāngai Pūtaiao
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Phone +64 3 369 4141
Email collegeofscience@canterbury.ac.nz