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Master’s degree in Governance for Sustainable Urban Development - CITIES2030

Course syllabus

Core, specific, generic and transversal competences

The competences to be developed in this Master’s have been determined from the information gathered in the consultations with professionals and stakeholders, taking into account those that must be ensured according to Royal Decree 861/2010, of 2 July, and the general ones of the University of Deusto.


Generic competences

  • Acquire the necessary knowledge and understanding to develop and/or apply innovative ideas in a research context.
  • Apply the knowledge acquired and problem-solving capacity in new or little-known settings within wider (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the subject area.
  • Be capable of integrating knowledge and facing up to the complex task of forming an opinion from information which, although incomplete or limited, includes reflection on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of knowledge and judgements.
  • Ability to communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously.
  • Develop the learning skills to continue studying in an independent manner.

Generic competences

  • Understand the interactions between the theoretical and practical elements that enable the governance of sustainable urban development in a city.
  • Effectively determine the purpose, objectives, methodology, equipment, resources, time management, and evaluation and impact indicators needed in the implementation of a sustainable urban development model.
  • Design projects that can be implemented in specific urban spaces, committing people and resources in order to generate new opportunities, and assuming the responsibility and risks that this entails.
  • Seek approaches, processes and tools that involve an advance in the achievement of the development of the cities through the identification and study of good practices.
  • Analyse, evaluate, design, implement and monitor objectives and tasks within the framework of a project aimed at achieving governance for the sustainable urban development of urban areas or cities.

Transversal competences

  • Exercise one’s moral values and recognise them in others (in other words, a positive approach to good sense, meaningful life, people’s self-realisation, sense of justice) and to show a persevering attitude in achieving this moral good.

Specific competences

  • Identify, understand, interpret, evaluate and use data and indicators in relation to the different areas of sustainable urban development.
  • Identify and interpret weaknesses, threats, strengths and opportunities in order to propose improvements and innovations in urban environments.
  • Draw up a project related to the improvement and innovation of governance in the sustainable development of cities in a structured and logical way.
  • Measure the level of environmental, economic, social and cultural development of a project in a city.
  • Develop creation, design, development and evaluation processes in a cooperative way among the different sectors and actors involved in an urban space: institutions, companies, social entities and citizens.
  • Apply the different techniques that enable people’s presence in governance processes for the sustainable development of cities.
  • Establish mechanisms for training, empowerment, information, transparency, communication, trust, co-creation, co-responsibility, consensus and complicity between actors belonging to the entity involved in city intervention.
  • Set up mechanisms for training, information, communication, dialogue and agreement between agents belonging to different institutions, companies and social entities involved in city intervention.
     

 

Course syllabus

Core, specific, generic and transversal competences

The competences to be developed in this Master’s have been determined from the information gathered in the consultations with professionals and stakeholders, taking into account those that must be ensured according to Royal Decree 861/2010, of 2 July, and the general ones of the University of Deusto.


Generic competences

  • Acquire the necessary knowledge and understanding to develop and/or apply innovative ideas in a research context.
  • Apply the knowledge acquired and problem-solving capacity in new or little-known settings within wider (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the subject area.
  • Be capable of integrating knowledge and facing up to the complex task of forming an opinion from information which, although incomplete or limited, includes reflection on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of knowledge and judgements.
  • Ability to communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously.
  • Develop the learning skills to continue studying in an independent manner.

Generic competences

  • Understand the interactions between the theoretical and practical elements that enable the governance of sustainable urban development in a city.
  • Effectively determine the purpose, objectives, methodology, equipment, resources, time management, and evaluation and impact indicators needed in the implementation of a sustainable urban development model.
  • Design projects that can be implemented in specific urban spaces, committing people and resources in order to generate new opportunities, and assuming the responsibility and risks that this entails.
  • Seek approaches, processes and tools that involve an advance in the achievement of the development of the cities through the identification and study of good practices.
  • Analyse, evaluate, design, implement and monitor objectives and tasks within the framework of a project aimed at achieving governance for the sustainable urban development of urban areas or cities.

Transversal competences

  • Exercise one’s moral values and recognise them in others (in other words, a positive approach to good sense, meaningful life, people’s self-realisation, sense of justice) and to show a persevering attitude in achieving this moral good.

Specific competences

  • Identify, understand, interpret, evaluate and use data and indicators in relation to the different areas of sustainable urban development.
  • Identify and interpret weaknesses, threats, strengths and opportunities in order to propose improvements and innovations in urban environments.
  • Draw up a project related to the improvement and innovation of governance in the sustainable development of cities in a structured and logical way.
  • Measure the level of environmental, economic, social and cultural development of a project in a city.
  • Develop creation, design, development and evaluation processes in a cooperative way among the different sectors and actors involved in an urban space: institutions, companies, social entities and citizens.
  • Apply the different techniques that enable people’s presence in governance processes for the sustainable development of cities.
  • Establish mechanisms for training, empowerment, information, transparency, communication, trust, co-creation, co-responsibility, consensus and complicity between actors belonging to the entity involved in city intervention.
  • Set up mechanisms for training, information, communication, dialogue and agreement between agents belonging to different institutions, companies and social entities involved in city intervention.