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Hey all,I am an Architect from India. I completed my bachelor's degree in Architecture ( B.Arch ) in 2017 which is a 5-year degree.I have many backlogs and one year drop. My final grades are 7.8 CGPA ( i.e 7.4 x 7.8 + 12 = 70% )equivalent to 3.7/4 Canadian GPA according to this calculator > https://www.greedge.com/blog/fall-2018-convert-cgpa-usa-germany-canada/ ( scroll down two pages for Canada Gpa calculator on the page )I have 7.5 overall scores in IELTS academic.I have 2.5 years of work experience.Is my profile eligible for pursuing masters in Canada?The degree I want to pursue is1.Masters of Urban Design2. Masters of Planning3. Masters of ArchitecturePlease do not suggest diploma courses. These are the final courses I want to look into.I was talking to an agent earlier who said my profile is low and he suggested considering Australia.However, I am not quite sure whether my profile is a low one as the yeard drop was due to a significant health issue I faced in the 2nd year.I have all my documents ready including ( Portfolio, writing samples, CV, transcripts, LOR )With the deadline being 15th Jan 2019 for most of the Canadian Universities, I am in a panic mode and don't know what to do really. I also want to be eligible for PR later.Any suggestions, please?Thanks in Advance.
UC Berkeley CED Summer posted a topic in Architecture and PlanningGreetings from Berkeley! The College of Environmental Design is now accepting applications for two immersive summer programs in City Planning and Urban Design through TUESDAY, JUNE 1. [IN]CITY is a cohort within the Summer [IN]STITUTE in Environmental Design that introduces students to the study and practice of urban planning through the lens of sustainability. By attending daily lectures, media sessions, site visits and engaging in studio work, participants acquire the skills necessary to inform in-depth recommendations, analyses and proposals. The program is designed to help prepare upper level college students and post-baccalaureates from academic backgrounds other than urban planning to apply for graduate programs in the urban planning discipline. [IN]CITY Academic Lead Eric Anderson explains the program's pedagogical approach: [IN]CITY "challenges students to integrate scholarship with their own lived experience, creating a collaborative experiential learning environment. Ultimately, the goal of this process is to empower each student to work as part of a successful team and deliver theoretically grounded, yet eminently actionable recommendations to improve our communities." The program "encourages students to explore structural inequality through public health, public safety, and accessibility, as part of an effort to interrogate the causes and effects of privilege across the disciplines of city planning." Disc* (Design & Innovation for Sustainable Cities) is an intensive five-week summer program for currently enrolled college students that explores an interdisciplinary and multi-scalar approach to design and analysis in the urban environment. Disc* incorporates elements of urban design, city planning, architecture, digital fabrication and landscape architecture into the discourse of urban innovation. Disc*2017 Co-Director Gabriel Kaprielian explains his motivation to develop Disc*: "There are some very exciting and innovative new strategies that cities are employing to adapt to social and environmental change. Smart City technologies are harnessing the ability to gather information on how people use cities to better design responsive environments. Reality Computing technologies seek to bridge the gap between physical and virtual environments of design. Cities are beginning to rethink the massive allocation of public streets to cars by taking back real estate for pedestrians, plazas, parklets, and bicycles. Urban infrastructure is being redesigned to work with the natural environment through a more integrated systems thinking. Great changes are underway, however much more needs to be done." Applications can be submitted through cedberkeley.slideroom.com. We hope you'll join us on the UC Berkeley campus this summer! Please contact Chrissie Bradley at email@example.com for more information.
matt99 posted a topic in Government AffairsHi everyone, I'm interested in hearing your thoughts on a dual-degree at Harvard with the Graduate School of Design (GSD) for Urban Planning and the HKS' MPP or MPA. Seems like the GSD skills would be more niche, so perhaps getting more general policy skills through the MPP (negotiation, economics) would be a good complement. I know the MPA is more flexible but tends to produce more administrative/managerial positions than policy analysts. Anyone who's in the same boat or has completed the dual-degree? Is it worth the extra year to complete in exchange for having two degrees, and which program is more popular for GSD students?