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Urban development refers to the economic, social and environmental aspects related to the role of urban design. Common areas of study are planning and urban development, history and theory of urban development, and urban landscape and heritage.

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Sustainability Institute

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the spectacular transformation of the world as it crosses the threshold of becoming a majority urban world for the first ... [+]

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the spectacular transformation of the world as it crosses the threshold of becoming a majority urban world for the first time in human history.

The module delves into the differential dynamics of worldwide urbanisation, with particular reference to the global South. It demonstrates that these large-scale shifts in human movement, economic development, and expansion of the built environment hold deeply troubling implications for sustainability.

The course is presented by Mark Swilling, a Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Development in the School of Public Leadership, University of Stellenbosch and Academic Director of the Master’s Programme in Sustainable Development that is delivered at the Institute.... [-]

South Africa Stellenbosch
August 2019
English
Full-time
6 days
Campus
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IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam

Rationale of the Training Course - Developing Social Housing Projects: One of the characteristics of developing countries is fast-growing cities and the lack of affordabl ... [+]

Rationale of the Training Course - Developing Social Housing Projects

One of the characteristics of developing countries is fast growing cities and the lack of affordable and adequate housing. Social housing policies try to address the housing problem but have often been implemented in such ways that the people in real need are not reached and/or the social housing projects do not improve the overall living conditions of people or lack a contribution to sustainable urban development o their problems. Developing and therefore allowing for better implementation of social housing contributes directly to the living conditions and to the growth of cities in the developing world.

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Netherlands Rotterdam
November 2019
Part-time
3 weeks
Campus
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IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam

Land-based financing is increasingly recognised as an important way for cities to attract resources to fund their public, social and environmental goods. The course draws ... [+]

What will I learn?

Land-based financing is increasingly recognised as an important way for cities to attract resources to fund their public, social and environmental goods. In this executive course we cover four main topics:

Fundamentals on urban land markets.To what extent do land use planning and public works increase the value of land for profitable market based land uses? Fundamentals on land and property rights and obligations.To what extent is the exercise of land and property rights responsible for funding impact mitigation on public, social and environmental goods? Instruments to finance land value capture. Which innovations exist in different parts of the world in applying land based financing? Innovative strategies for land-based financing (workshop modality).Which key skills or capacities are required to successfully implement such a strategy? Who will benefit the most from this course? Local government officials responsible for economic or social development policy. Planning officials responsible for development control. Central government finance ministries; investors and developers. Academics studying urban policy. Development banks and donor agencies. Do I need a finance background to be eligible for this course? ... [-]
Netherlands Rotterdam
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Part-time
1 - 2 weeks
Campus
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UC Berkeley Extension

The Berkeley College of Environmental Design's Global Access Program (CED-GAP) provides unique access to top-notch Berkeley faculty, courses and networks within the innov ... [+]

Immerse Yourself in Berkeley

The Berkeley College of Environmental Design's Global Access Program (CED-GAP) provides unique access to top-notch Berkeley faculty, courses and networks within the innovation ecosystem of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. Through CED-GAP, qualifying international students to gain the knowledge, skills, and connections necessary to excel as innovators and thought leaders in the fields that encompass sustainable environmental design. Built for both design majors (architects and landscape architects) as well as students seeking a broader understanding of the built environment, the core curriculum emphasizes sustainability, design, innovation, social equity and the history of cities and landscapes. A key program feature for design majors is the opportunity to take an integrated design studio, while non-design majors enjoy a broad range of classes from across the College.... [-]

USA Berkeley
August 2019
English
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
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