École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
African cities : An Introduction to Urban Planning
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

African cities : An Introduction to Urban Planning

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Jérôme Chenal

Instructor: Jérôme Chenal

4.7

(18 reviews)

Intermediate level
Some related experience required
40 hours to complete
3 weeks at 13 hours a week
Flexible schedule
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There are 12 modules in this course

The state of urbanized zones. What are the big issues and challenges? A first approach to urban planning.

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7 videos5 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts1 plugin

Following the first week, we will continue to explore African cities by their issues, the challenges they represent, and the urban models which they are issued.

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5 videos3 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 discussion prompt1 plugin

Urban planning relies on tools in order to organize transportation, amenities, spaces, and housing. The result is a channeling of urban forms.

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5 videos4 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt1 plugin

Here we will learn to establish subdivisions step by step.

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4 videos3 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt1 plugin

Cities finance themselves; They require resources which are acquired through diverse means.

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7 videos2 readings1 quiz2 discussion prompts1 plugin

Combating climate change and changing our manners of making the city

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7 videos3 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt1 plugin

Governing contemporary African cities

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5 videos2 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 plugin

The zones which are the most important in contemporary African cities are subdivisions, so we will dedicate an entire week covering it.

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6 videos2 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt1 plugin

This week, we will plunge into the heart of precarious zones in trying to understand their role in the city.

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4 videos2 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt1 plugin

Financing of the city, addressing, and land registry

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4 videos3 readings1 quiz1 plugin

This week will be composed of a first part dealing with methodology and a second part on urban governance.

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4 videos3 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt1 plugin

Measuring the real impact of planning on urban functions; Synthesis and reminders; Conclusions

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6 videos2 readings1 quiz1 plugin

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4.7 (7 ratings)
Jérôme Chenal
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
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