This Master is offered by the Planning Department of the Polytechnic School, one of the largest planning schools in France, through its staff, its number of postgraduate students, or its number of graduates. It is of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP
) and of the French-speaking association of planning schools (APERAU Internationale
) and also active within the Global Planning Education Association Network (GPEAN
The curriculum interacts with research conducted by the laboratory Cities, Territories, Environnement, and Societies
(a unit of the National Scientific Research Council and of Université François-Rabelais). The various research programmes carried out by one of its four research groups - the team “Urban and regional planning projects, landscape and environment”- provide the intellectual environment for the development and the discussion of each student’s individual research. The courses and research topics offered within this Master stem out from research carried out in the following axes: Planning systems and projects, Environmental and landscape dynamics, Risks and vulnerabilities, Sustainable local and regional development.