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  • Initial training - Continuing education
  • 1 year
  • Aix-en-Provence
  • AIMS

    The course « Housing and urban renewal policies and projects » trains students in urban issues and à action on the city through the prism of housing, a major but diverse urban problem : Older, deteriorated or gentrified neighbourhoods, large housing estates in need of repair, and the periphery of urban areas share common issues (social mix, urban renewal) but also call for specific solutions.

    The objective of the course is to provide students with the main keys to understanding these challenges, both at the national and global levels;The course is designed to help students understand these issues, both at the national, regional and local levels, and to analyse the framework of public housing policies that have gradually emerged to address them. It enables the training of future housing professionals in the implementation of tools, processes and procedures, from the development of strategic frameworks (PLH) to the operational and financial set-up of housing projects;The project is based on the development of the strategic frameworks (PLH) and the operational and financial set-up of housing and urban renewal projects, with a particular focus on the system of public and private actors and the interlocking of the scales of intervention.


    Application : dossier and description of professional project


    The student must hold a 1st year master's degree in a master's degree programme compatible with urban planning and development.


    A spatial awareness (drawing, spatialization, spatialized problems) is welcome as well as attention to social problems. A background in urban planning law is recommended.


    • FDSP, Aix-en-Provence

    The competences acquired relate to the fields of activity defined by the reference framework established by the OPQU (Office Professionnel de Qualification des Urbanistes). These fields fall into two types.

    The first type of domains make up the core of the profession, its specificity. Four in number, they are specific to him and form the basis of his professional responsibility: These are the spatialization of territorial projects, urban design, the production of urban developments and urban management.

    The second type of field brings together activities that the urban planner shares with other professions, particularly those of the living environment and management. There are three of them. They are the implementation of territorial and urban projects, their animation and the production of knowledge.

    Skills refer to these seven fields of activity, articulating knowledge and skills specific to the profession of urban planner and knowledge and skills that the urban planner shares with other professions but which are nonetheless essential to characterize his work as an urban planner.


    The training is based on 3 pillars: the urban planning project workshop (weekly supervision of small groups of students responding to the order of a public or private organization, throughout the M2 year); the professional internship of 3 to 6 months (regular exchanges between students, teachers and companies); the thesis (individualized follow-up of the student during his end-of-study research exercise).


    The courses articulate theoretical and practical/operational contributions, common core courses (urban planning and development mention) and specialised courses (housing and urban renewal projects and policies). The latter include field trips and in situ exercises in small groups.


    • 341M Aménagement du territoire, urbanisme (fr)
    • 341N Etudes en urbanisme et aménagement (fr)
    • 341P Gestion de l'espace et mise en oeuvre des projets (fr)


    IUAR School Officers

    Sophie BARBOTIN  -   Tel :

    Françoise DIANA -    Tel :

Head of the course