The aim is to render the students capable of developing projects related with the Urban Habitat, in all the layers of the City Anatomy, including in the city’s physical structure (environment, infrastructure and urbanism), urban services and informational fuxes, the social relationships and governance of information technologies in all the phases of analysis, project and management of the city.
Prototype Project Methodology. The strategy is that the students learn to develop prototype projects applicable in any aspect that relates to the city, starting with their capacity to analyses data, to integrate appropriate technology and design proposals that will change the current reality, which also includes the proposal of an economical model that is managed accordingly.
Project = Analysis + Technology + Design + Fabrication + Implementation
Environment. The program takes place in a network laboratory type of environment, where the students work in a very close and hand-on relationship with technology, preparing prototypes, investigation and analysis of the city through data, while developing projects that come as a relevant response to the particular problems that afect the city. In the end, the student will have the skills developed by the various areas of study that he has undertaken, thus able to tackle any kind of project. To achieve this, the students will have to work both individually, in order to further develop their own skills, but also in collaborative group projects, either remotely or physically, with other universities or cities in which the Master in Prototyping Future Cities is active.
Double accreditation. The students have the possibility to choose between focusing on one program dedicated to one city and accredited by one university, or choose to focus in their frst year of study on one city and in their second year in another one, which will provide them with a double accreditation. This initiative of the double accreditation and the opportunity to work with cities of diferent cultural, social and economic conditions, share the same methodology and the same technology, aiming to achieve:
a better integration of the proposals tackling global challenges, with which we operate increasingly around the world
a capacity to work in diverse cultural and linguistic environments
the creation of an ample network of contacts, that fuel the future of international cooperation in the development of projects and solutions in front of contemporary challenges.