The syllabus reflects the recent focus on regenerating and renewing existing urban areas. The course content includes collaborative planning, place-making in towns and villages, and tackling the challenge of unfinished developments. It will appeal to built environment practitioners and others who wish to broaden their skills in understanding, and managing urban renewal and development.
This new Post-graduate Certificate responds to development subsequent to the economic crisis. It offers students an opportunity to explore the multi-disciplinary challenges of development in existing areas. By focussing on brown-field areas rather than green-field sites, the programme show how economic, environmental and social gains can be achieved, with real benefits to communities and developers.
As new incentives are introduced to encourage investment in 'Living Cities', the programme shows how targeted initiatives can best be used to achieve success. The course is open to prospective students with an honours degree and three years relevant experience.
The Post-graduate Certificate in Regeneration and Development is a part- time course that runs over nine months at the Dublin Institute of Technology. Lectures take place on Thursday afternoons and evenings over two semesters. In addition a module in Urban Regeneration and Development Fundamentals will be hosted online and available to the student in the student's own time.