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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

Jun 2, 2016

Great course! I hope the team releases the following module. The material provided is really good and the lectures are dynamic and well edited. The short answer assignment could be peer reviewed!

Feb 22, 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.

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By Tharindu H J

Jun 12, 2021

A good course to improve the knowledge about urban infrastructure management.


Jun 30, 2020

Pr Matthias Finger is very good, the explanations and examples are great.

By Vanthaline C

Jun 25, 2020

Very informative lecture and knowledgeable professor! Highly recommended!


Apr 29, 2020

Wonderful course to start on the Urban Infrastructure Management Sector

By Pannala R R

Jun 21, 2020

i have learned a lot in this course about the urban infrastructure.


Sep 19, 2020

Loved the course. Learnt new things related to urban development.

By Safiya G

Oct 30, 2020

Expertly structured and well delivered. I am eager for part 2.

By Daria V

May 7, 2018

Great course. Interesting and material is explained very good.

By Kriz S Q

Dec 7, 2020

This course is fantastic. Well recommended for Urban Planners


Jun 21, 2021

it was an amazing experince. got so many new things to learn

By Alex P M

Oct 26, 2016

Excelente curso, recomendable para los gestores de ciudades.

By Benjie L

Jul 1, 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 4, 2016

Fantastically organised and well-presented course.

By Saif K

Feb 22, 2021

Well done and good job by the course facilitator!

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 Fred L

May 30, 2017

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

By om p s

Feb 18, 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