Sustainable Cities Master programs in Design (MDes)

The transition to a sustainable city, brought about by environmental considerations and the evolution of our societies, has profoundly modified our way of designing urban areas, infrastructure and services. At a time when the greater part of humanity lives in cities, the question has become crucial. Working in line with lifestyles, uses and expectations, design offers a pragmatic approach focused on a human-centered evolution of the built environment and mobility.

Sustainable Cities, a complimentary set of programs geared towards the evolution of our cities

Sustainable Cities is one of the school’s design and innovation centers, and is dedicated to the evolution of the built environment and urban mobility. Based on the experimental platform Sustainable Cities Design Lab for innovation by practical usage, it opened in March 2012 on our campus.

The MDes Mutations of the Built Environment and Urban Design are only open to students who validate their undergraduate studies at L’École de design, and the MDes Environmental Design is specially tailored for students from all over the world who want to integrate our MDes.

Program taught in French open to students who complete successfully their undergraduate studies at L’École de design

Sustainable Cities / MDes Urban Design

The city gets more than ever in motion and raises new issues for the design of public spaces: it has to be multimodal, hyper-connected and accessible to everyone.


Sustainable Cities / MDes Mutations of the Built Environment

The design is at the center of the sustainable city concept. From environment to furniture, from information technology to visual identity, all the various design professions are involved in this transformation of our built environment.



Program taught in English and specially tailored for students who wish to join our MDes

Sustainable cities / MDes Environmental Design

This program explores simultaneously the evolution of our built environment and the urban transformations in a context of rapid change, with the requirements of a sustainable, accessible and smart city, conceived in a spirit of universal co-design (design for all), fully integrated.