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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Management of Urban Infrastructures – part 1 by École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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About the Course

Sustainability, Resilience and Efficiency are fundamental considerations for city managers in managing urban infrastructures. Today, more than 3.9 billion people, making up more than 54% of the global population, live in cities. Urbanization is expected to continue in the coming years, raising the urban population to 6.0 billion by 2045. This dramatic increase in urban populations will inevitably increase the demand for energy, mobility (transportation), water, and other urban services in every city around the world. Without functional governance and management structures that ensure efficient, resilient and sustainable performance in cities, the current urbanization growth might become a catastrophic risk threatening the quality of life of the humanity. Sustainable development in 21st century can only be realized by introducing innovations in both management and operations of urban infrastructures systems. Developing management practices that effectively integrates the processes of urban planning with urban infrastructures planning and management is a challenging goal that many cities are struggling with nowadays, but is a must for transforming cities to sustainable and resilient engines of growth in both developing and developed economies. This course will provide you with the basic principles of urban infrastructure management that are fundamental for building prosperous cities that are sustainable, resilient and efficient. In order to obtain a certificate for this course, the participants have to pass four graded quizzes and complete four mandatory assignments, plus a final exam. In addition to the graded assignments students have the option to write a 7-10 page peer-reviewed case study about management of energy OR transportation system in their city (on your own choice). The best case studies will be also evaluated by our jury at IGLUS and the authors of the 3 best case studies will win a full tuition fee waiver scholarship to enroll in the IGLUS professional training program in Spring 2017. You can also pre-enroll in our upcoming MOOC on Smart Cities now. Find our more here:

Top reviews


Feb 23, 2017

Very informative, well planed and presented, learned a lot and piqued and interest to continue with part 2. Thank you to the lectures and all that were involved in this course for the hard work.


Jul 28, 2019

This course gives you a deep insight into Urban Infrastructure system and its management. The key challenges to operate any city are being discussed in detail. So overall good experience.

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By Alex P M

Oct 26, 2016

Excelente curso, recomendable para los gestores de ciudades.

By Benjie L

Jul 01, 2016

Good teaching. I hope to have a certificate for this course.

By Joshua O

Sep 13, 2016

Excellent course. Great insights on practical challenges.

By Anuj P M

Mar 23, 2020

The course was really on point the topics were clear.

By Watson C S

Mar 25, 2017

Conocimientos precisos y simples. vale mucho la pena

By Elizabeth O

Mar 21, 2016

Great course. Love it and would definitely recommend

By Hassan J

Oct 04, 2016

Fantastically organised and well-presented course.

By Upasana A B

Jun 25, 2019

Great course, learner oriented and easy to grasp

By Bogdan G

Mar 11, 2016

Waiting for part 2 to be created and released :)

By Siegfred T L

May 31, 2017

One of the better courses I've gone through...

By om p s

Feb 19, 2016

Great course . I am awaiting when part2 start.

By Jonathan C

Aug 10, 2017

Excellent insight and very useful information

By Mohamed A C

Jul 20, 2017

très bon professeur, et une bonne formation.

By Diana S

Feb 15, 2016

Please provide powerpoint slides on lectures

By Amy B J

May 09, 2019

Very informative. Thank you very much!


Feb 02, 2018

Un excellent cours multilingue !

By Mikaela P

Apr 20, 2018

Realy relevant and good course!

By Nash M - S

Jan 15, 2017

Absolutely Fantastic period.

By Edmundas R

May 31, 2016

Great course! Recommend it!!

By Thant Z W

Sep 21, 2020

Great course I learned alot

By Paul S

Jul 14, 2016

Great challenging course !

By Matthew A G

Mar 29, 2020

Amazing high level course

By Wanjiku M

Sep 04, 2018

Excellent. Very granular.

By Shabbir a

May 24, 2018

one of the toughest :3

By Jihed M

May 12, 2018

Very interesting course