Urban Design emerged as a discipline in response to changes to the city through the Modern movement in Architecture and Planning. Urban Design takes the responsibility of achieving wholeness of the built environment. This degree program exposes the students to various theories and experiments that architects, planners, social and behavioral scientists apply within the broad historical, social and political contexts. The program imparts knowledge and skills of design and intervention in the built urban environment at varying scales through a broad range of subjects, which form the basis to tackle urban design issues.
Urban design is a key to making places that are successful both socially and economically, good to live in, and attractive to visit. ' Urban design is essential in creating community identity. It effective planning in the widest sense, and it can help to deliver better public services. It also helps to achieve value for money in new developments, and to make good use of scarce resources. Urban designers make significant contribution as members of multidisciplinary teams dealing with the formulation and implementation of urban development programs and policies. A large number of employment opportunities exist for the students passing out with the urban design degree.