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Resource Efficiency in Architecture and Planning


The Master of Science Degree Programme REAP – “Resource Efficiency in Architecture and Planning” is an international and interdisciplinary programme at HafenCity University Hamburg that is concerned with sustainable planning on different scales.

It aims to enable participants to promote sustainable architecture and urban development in different geographical and cultural settings.

Lectures and seminars are grouped around the central project work: real-time, real-world case studies, in which students, with help and guidance from faculty, develop recommendations and solutions for applied tasks. 

The REAP programme consists of 17 study modules taught over 2 academic years. During their studies, REAP students will obtain knowledge and skills within the following areas:

- Sustainability  
- Water, Material and Energy Cycles in the city 
- Resource efficient urban technologies and infrastructure  
- Economics and administration of buildings and urban services  
- Legal and policy instruments  
- Urban Planning on different scales
- Skills development: dimensioning, preception, assessment
  and decision making in the field of sustainable
  resource technologies
- Research methods and decision support techniques

REAP is not an architectural design course.

The master course is not focused on a single discipline -
it is interdisciplinary and
follows an integrative and multidimensional planning approach.


Topics for Master Thesis

Topics for Master Thesis REAP/Urban Planning/Civil Engineering:
Environmental Assessment and Resource Efficient Land Use
If you are interested in one of these topics, please refer to:
Dept. of Environmentally Sound Urban and Infrastructure Planning: 

Sustainability, HOLCIM - funding for Master Thesis

Please find here the info sheet about a scholarship for REAP Master Thesis projects with research-need abroad.
We are looking Forward to numerous exciting and varied applications.

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Timetable Summersemester 16

updated 03.03.16

Workshop "Cairo - urban transformation"

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ZUB Kassel supports REAP with planning software