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Approx. 21 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...

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  • Economists
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  • Researchers
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
26 minutes to complete

Welcome to the Course

1 video (Total 3 min), 4 readings
1 video
4 readings
Course Description and Objectives1m
Grading System2m
Get to know your lecturers!10m
Glossary of Terms5m
3 hours to complete

Climate Change and Cities

7 videos (Total 61 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Climate Change Sources6m
Climate Change Effects and Impacts9m
Urbanization and Climate Change6m
Urban Drivers of Greenhouse Gases10m
Climate Change Effects and Impacts on Cities12m
Climate Change Policies9m
1 reading
Recommended Readings for Week 11h 30m
1 practice exercise
Test Your Understanding of Week 1!12m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Defining and Assessing Urban Risk and Vulnerability

5 videos (Total 41 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Approaches to Climate Change Vulnerability12m
What is social vulnerability?8m
Practical Examples of Calculating Social Vulnerability7m
Risk and Vulnerability in African Cities7m
5 readings
Reading Materials for "Approaches to Climate Change Vulnerability"35m
Reading Materials for video on "What is social vulnerability?"30m
Reading Materials for "Practical examples of Calculating Social Vulnerability"30m
Reading Materials for Video 5"Risk and Vulnerability in African Cities"35m
Introduction to Calculating Social Vulnerability Quiz5m
2 practice exercises
Test Your Understanding of Week 2!8m
Calculating Social Vulnerability5m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Climate Change Adaption and Resilience

9 videos (Total 69 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
How do cities adapt to climate change? Reactive adaptation5m
How do cities adapt to climate change? Anticipatory adaptation7m
Climate Adaptation: different contexts and approaches7m
Conceptual tensions of urban resilience7m
Urban climate resilience: from conceptual tensions to practice8m
Governance to reduce urban risk8m
Key actors in reducing urban risk7m
Climate and resilience programs in African cities10m
3 readings
Reading Materials for "Differences in adaptation responses" sub-section40m
Reading Materials for "Conceptual tensions in urban resilience" sub-section40m
Reading Materials for "Conceptual tensions in urban resilience" sub-section40m
1 practice exercise
Test Your Understanding of Week 316m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Planning for Climate Change

8 videos (Total 85 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
Adhoc, strategic and mainstreaming approaches12m
Main Steps of Planning for Climate Change9m
Planning for climate change in Kampala, Uganda11m
Climate Change Mitigation in Kampala City10m
Urban Adaption in Action: Experiences from Kampala10m
Barriers to Implementation of Climate Change Actions13m
Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning13m
1 reading
Recommended Readings for Week 41h 30m
1 practice exercise
Test your understanding of Week 4!12m
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Top reviews from Planning for Climate Change in African Cities

By DNFeb 18th 2018

Excellent introduction to the core components related to planning for climate Change mitigation and adaptation, well presented, thoroughly enjoyed it! Keep up the excellent work!

By JRMar 1st 2018

Great course with good information on the tools necessary to help cities adapt to climate change in the context of the African continent.

Instructors

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Veronica Olivotto

Expert, Climate Change Risk and Adaptation
Institute for Housing and Urban Studies (IHS), Erasmus University Rotterdam
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Dr. Shuaib Lwasa

Associate Professor
Geography Geoinformatics and Climatic Sciences , Makerere University
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Prof. Andy Gouldson

School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds
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Marcus Mayr

Associate Human Settlements Officer
Climate Change Planning Unit, UN-Habitat
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Dr. Stelios Grafakos

Head of Urban Environment and Climate Change Group
Institute for Housing and Urban Studies (IHS), Erasmus University Rotterdam
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Dr. David Dodman

Director of the Human Settlements Group
International Institute for Environment and Development
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Dr. Diana Reckien

Associate Professor
Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-Information Management, University of Twente
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Dr. Nathalie Jean Baptiste

Team Leader Climate Change and Environmental Studies, Institute of Human Settlements Studies, Ardhi University

About United Cities and Local Governments of Africa

The United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) is the umbrella Pan African Organization and the united voice and representative of Local Governments in Africa....

About African Local Government Academy

The African Local Governments Academy (ALGA), a Subsidiary Body of UCLG-Africa, is the response of UCLG-Africa to tackle and address the challenges facing Local Governments, as a Strategic Lever for the promotion and anchorage of quality, professionalization & performance at a local, African Level...

About Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University: a top-100 ranked international research university based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Our academic teaching and research focuses on four areas: health, wealth, culture and governance. Erasmus University Rotterdam: make it happen. ...

About Institute for Housing and Urban Development

The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies is part of Erasmus University Rotterdam. IHS operates on a global scale for almost 60 years, by offering post-graduate education, training, advisory services and applied research. We provide capacity building, advisory, research and training services, specializing in developing countries and emerging economies....

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