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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 Montagnier

Feb 27, 2017

Cours très intéressant

By Wankhade A V

Aug 04, 2020

Course was too good

By Ogunkoya A S

Dec 04, 2019

A very good course.

By Kemo L C

Sep 20, 2020

Very Interesting


Jul 17, 2020

Excellent course

By Elias H

May 25, 2020

very good course

By Dr. J H G

May 22, 2020

excellent course

By Inès A

May 03, 2019

Very good course

By Shahram S

Dec 15, 2016



Sep 01, 2016

très bon cours

By Gundala G n

Jul 08, 2018

Good to learn

By Lu C

Aug 23, 2017

Great course!

By Baswara K

Apr 20, 2020


By Muhammad Y

May 11, 2020


By Shaik A H

Jul 08, 2018

Very good

By Mubarak S

Aug 23, 2017

Very Nice

By Carolina P

Apr 22, 2018

love it

By Sihyun L

Nov 06, 2016


By Viacheslav B

May 11, 2019


By Oriana C

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By Lorenzo R

Jun 30, 2016

I learned a lot about Urban Management. I already loved the topic and during the course I liked to see what I studied in my city. I will write the final exam statement about the study of my city as soon as I can. Thank to the professor and to the EPFL for the course.

By Ahmad S

Dec 02, 2017

It gave me insight into what it means to have a functional city, and also to appreciate the efforts of the municipal authorities. Indeed, knowledge gained here is indispensable and shall be applied in my desire to see my city become efficient and functional.

By Sarath B M G

Mar 23, 2019

This is very good course. Through this course, I'm able to logically connect the problem of city infrastructure and derive sustainable solution of the issues faced by the city. I will strongly recommend to all the urban practitioners.

By Niyati C

Sep 29, 2016

Great course to understand the different aspects of urban infrastructure namely, energy and transport. It talks about various actors playing the role of managers and operators and the challenges faced by them. A good course overall.

By Patricia A R

Feb 15, 2017

¡Un curso muy interesante! Los estudios de caso son muy útiles para entender mejor los temas tratados en cada unidad.

Very interesting course! Case studies results very useful to understand better the issues explained in each unit.