Graphic: ETH Architecture of Territory and Goda Budvytytė, 2023

ETH Zürich and EPFL joint post-graduate MAS in Urban and Territorial Design

February 1–April 30, 2024

The Territorial Project for Social and Ecological Change

Urban and territorial design has acquired a new meaning and urgency. The joint Master of Advanced Studies at the ETH Zürich and EPFL builds an innovative urban and territorial design education addressing social and environmental challenges both within the city-territory and across wider landscapes. Engaging with notions of transformation, reuse, regeneration, reparation, and transition of habitats and ecologies, the MAS will deploy the urban and territorial project as the crucial field of knowledge production across scales.

Design and research studios form the core of the programme, where design is explored as a tool for synthesis within inter- and transdisciplinary exchange involving science, practice and governance. The extended scope of urban design teaching includes both emerging developments in urban theory and a deeper understanding of the cultural and ecological dimensions of territories. Scientific research on planetary urbanisation, postcolonial thought, and the Anthropocene will be engaged in relation to urban design, landscape architecture, urban ecology, agroecology, sustainable construction, renewable energy and low-carbon mobility.


Collaborating teams

ETH Zürich D-ARCHInstitute of Landscape and Urban Studies (LUS), Assoc. Prof. Milica Topalović (Spring 2025)
and EPFL ENACHabitat Research Center (HRC), Prof. Paola Viganò (Autumn 2024)

Further Information regarding the programme, eligibility, application procedure and scholarships can be found here.