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Intermediate Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

  • Analyse the evolution in city planning and the related strategies impacting the creation of urban space

  • Understand the main challenges of urban governance in its institutional, financial, economic and social dimensions

  • Assess the different strategies for urban renewal

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Preamble

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 5 min), 5 readings
2 videos
Introduction to the MOOC3m
5 readings
Evaluation10m
Certificate10m
Course discussions10m
Where to get help10m
Before starting your learning journey…10m
3 hours to complete

Designing cities

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 59 min), 5 readings, 6 quizzes
7 videos
Urban settlement patterns: the north american suburb11m
Land-use strategies in big cities: laying out the principles10m
The city as a socio-technical system7m
Digitalization of urban planning and Malaysia as a case study11m
Case study: planning and designing India's capital city12m
What have we learned?2m
5 readings
Week description and objectives10m
Useful readings3m
Additional readings3m
Useful links3m
What you have learned10m
6 practice exercises
Practice Quiz10m
Practice Quiz10m
Practice Quiz15m
Practice Quiz10m
Practice Quiz10m
Graded Quiz20m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Governing cities - Part 1

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 66 min), 3 readings, 7 quizzes
8 videos
Governance of Large Urban Systems: the case of Istanbul8m
How does digitalization impact city governance?10m
How policy/people/technology will affect the future of mobility?11m
Dealing with Financial Emergencies in Large Urban Systems10m
Complex Metropolitan Governance: the Singapore case study6m
Resilience planning & governance in Istanbul11m
What have we learned?4m
3 readings
Week description and objectives5m
Useful readings30m
What you have learned3m
7 practice exercises
Practice Quiz10m
Practice Quiz
Practice Quiz10m
Practice Quiz10m
Practice Quiz10m
Practice Quiz
Graded Quiz20m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Governing cities - Part 2

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 55 min), 3 readings, 6 quizzes
7 videos
Water utilities: structure, regulation, pricing, and affordability9m
Housing urbanism: collective representation and its impact in the city10m
Social Dimensions of Transport10m
Participation in practice: historical background and key concepts for inclusive participatory processes8m
Case study: Urban Water Restoration11m
What have we learned?3m
3 readings
Week description and learning objectives10m
Additional contents10m
what you have learned10m
6 practice exercises
Practice Quiz10m
Practice Quiz10m
Practice Quiz10m
Practice Quiz10m
Practice Quiz10m
Graded Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Regenerating cities

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 68 min), 5 readings, 6 quizzes
7 videos
Domicology: A New Paradigm of the Built Environment and Sustainability6m
Drawing board to operations: Smart City Iskandar Puteri13m
Rethinking sustainable cities: what challenges? The DistritoTec project11m
Regeneration of Comfortable Environment: St. Petersburg, Russia13m
Urban regeneration in Istanbul: a case-based overview of housing renewal13m
What have we learned?7m
5 readings
Week description and objectives10m
Useful readings10m
What you have learned10m
Discover the IGLUS Way10m
Win a prize!10m
6 practice exercises
Practice Quiz10m
Practice Quiz10m
Practice Quiz10m
Practice Quiz10m
Practice Quiz
Graded Quiz

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