Who We Are
The Master of Urban Design (MUD) is a multidisciplinary program in The Design School at Arizona State University. The curriculum draws from the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, law, civil engineering, planning, public programs, real estate development, and the first School of Sustainability in the United States.The program leverages our local Arizona conditions — our rapidly urbanizing metropolis, arid climate, cultural diversity and our New American University — toward the development of responsible global initiatives and innovative design strategies for urban environments.
Situated within The Design School, the MUD program is a transdisciplinary post professional graduate program integrating newly emerging research and applied practices from the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, ecology, law, civil engineering, planning, public programs, systems theory and real estate development with the ever changing realities of our larger world.
The curriculum is built around the analysis and understanding of contemporary urban conditions specific to rapidly urbanizing and arid regions of the world. Students are encouraged to pursue concurrent graduate degrees within The Design School.
What we’re reading
- Making a Difference: Reshaping the Past, Present, and Future Toward Greater Equity – Justin Garrett Moore Executive Director at NYC Public Design, Co-founder of Urban Patch
- Future of Design in Start-Ups – New Enterprise Associates
- Juliette Cezzar’s Refreshingly Honest and Supremely Helpful Guide to Design Education – AIGA
- What Will A Designer + Their Job Look Like in 2025? – AIGA
- Design Education’s Big Gap: Understanding the Role of Power – Medium
- An Incomplete List of Resources for the Equity-Centered Designer – Medium