Department of Environmental Planning

About Department

Welcome to the Department of Environmental Planning. Our website is detailing our core programmes and research interests. Please always visit our website to get updates. The Department is found in the Academic Block One at the Institute of Rural Development Planning Dodoma, Tanzania. It is located seven kilometres from the heart of Dodoma City. You can easily access the department by using public buses operating along the Great North Road.

The Department is a department of international academic excellence in Urban Development and Environmental Management and Environmental Planning and Management. It is an exceptional department that offers you opportunity to pursue Bachelor Degree in Urban Development and Environmental Management and Environmental Planning and Management.

Our courses have been designed to meet clients’ needs in both rural and urban settings. We assure you that you will find competent and experienced professionals within the Department who have acquired local and international reputations particularly in their fields of expertise. Our trainings focus strongly on enhancing knowledge and skills in development planning. Field practical encourage interaction with other disciplines at the Institute of Rural Development Planning and elsewhere.

Please join us in the move to solve the fundamental issues confronting urban and rural areas around the world. Research themes at the Department of Environmental Planning include Urban Development, Environmental Planning and Management, affordable Housing, Infrastructure Development, Green Cities, Climate change and variability, Urban governance, Land management, Information systems, Natural Resource Management, Regularization of Unplanned Human Settlements, and Gender.

Academic Programmes

The department is one of the world's leading departments in teaching, carrying out research and consultancy. We offer the following programmes:

  1. Bachelor Degree in Urban Development and Environmental Management
  2. Bachelor Degree in Environmental Planning and Management
  3. Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Planning
  4. Master Degree in Environmental Planning and Management