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Sustainable Urban Land Use Planning (March 25 - May 12, 2015)

Street Addressing and the Management of Cities (April 6 - May 8, 2015)

Municipal Finances – A Learning Program for Local Governments (March 30 - May 22, 2015)

Urban Crime and Violence Prevention (March 3 - June 2, 2015)

Integrated Urban Transport Planning (April 1 - May 19, 2015)

Safe and Resilient Cities (April 14 - May 12, 2015)

Upgrading Informal Settlements (Fall 2015)

 

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Future Cities

April 1 - June 10, 2015


By Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ). https://www.ethz.ch/

https://www.edx.org/course/future-cities-ethx-fc-01x-0


With a focus on Asia. Data-driven approaches for the development of the future city will be studied, based on crowdsourcing and sensing. At first, we will give an overview
of the components and dynamics of the future cities, and we will show the importance of information and information architecture for the cities of the future. The course will cover the origins, state-of-the-art and applications of information architecture and simulation. “Future Cities” will provide the basis to understand, shape, plan, design, build, manage and continually adapt a city. You will learn to see the consequences of citizen science and the merging of Architecture and information space. You will be up-to-date on the latest research and development on how to better understand, create and manage the future cities for a more resilient urban world.

 

Introduction-metrics-smart-cities


March 23 - April 24, 2015


By the International Association or Electrical and Electronic Engineers   www.ieee.org

https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-metrics-smart-cities-ieeex-scmtx-1x


Once participants understand the importance of a Smart City and its classifications, they will learn to identify the impact of using metrics to measure its performance. The main focus of this course is to develop participants’ basic knowledge of a Smart City by being able to identify the parameters involved in its creation. Participants will also be able to define and establish the necessary metrics to measure the performance of a Smart City.

 

Villes africaines: Introduction à la planification urbaine /
African cities : an introduction to urban planning (French)


February 16 – May 21, 2015 (not too late to join - as of end February)


by École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne  (EPFL)  http://www.epfl.ch/index.en.html

https://www.coursera.org/course/villesafricaines


Le cours permet d'apprendre les bases de la planification urbaine à travers ses dimensions techniques, environnementales, sociales et économiques. This course teaches the basics of the urban planning through its technical, environmental, societal and economical dimensions.

 

Liderando el Desarrollo Sostenible de las Ciudades
(Spanish)


March 16 - May 4, 2015


Inter-American Development Bank  www.iadb.org

https://www.edx.org/course/liderando-el-desarrollo-sostenible-de-idbx-idb4x


El BID ha creado un curso que busca fortalecer los conocimientos y capacidades de losparticipantes para gestionar el desarrollo sostenible de sus ciudades. Y para ello, el curso parte de la premisa de que la sostenibilidad de las ciudades sólo se alcanza con una perspectiva integral e intersectorial; una perspectiva integral, donde se trabajen de manera conjunta los desafíos económicos, fiscales, urbanos, ambientales, institucionales y de gobernabilidad de las ciudades junto con una perspectiva intersectorial, donde las diferentes áreas y niveles de gobierno se coordinen entre sí y en la que se articulen el sector privado y la sociedad civil.


Con el objetivo de entender mejor esta perspectiva, el curso analiza la situación y los retos sectoriales e intersectoriales que encuentran las ciudades en la gestión de las principales áreas de su competencia, como son las finanzas subnacionales, desarrollo productivo, planificación urbana, transporte, seguridad ciudadana, agua, aire, etc. Asimismo, a fin de abordar la planificación del desarrollo sostenible de las ciudades intermedias latinoamericanas, el curso presenta la “Iniciativa de Ciudades Emergentes y
Sostenibles”, la cual es una herramienta de gestión que permite aterrizar el trabajo analítico de las dimensiones/desafíos en forma integrada.