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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 Kenneth M H C G

Oct 30, 2020

¡Excellent course! ¡I enjoyed it so much!

By Amy B J

May 9, 2019

Very informative. Thank you very much!

By Damian P

Dec 7, 2020

Enjoyed much so - very informative.


Feb 2, 2018

Un excellent cours multilingue !

By Mikaela P

Apr 20, 2018

Realy relevant and good course!

By Manly N

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 Sally A

Dec 2, 2020

Perfectly balanced course!

By Paul S

Jul 14, 2016

Great challenging course !

By Matthew A G

Mar 28, 2020

Amazing high level course

By Wanjiku M

Sep 4, 2018

Excellent. Very granular.

By Shabbir A

May 24, 2018

one of the toughest :3

By Jihed M

May 11, 2018

Very interesting course

By Charles K B

Jan 20, 2021

Excellent presentation

By Montagnier

Feb 27, 2017

Cours très intéressant

By Wankhade A V

Aug 4, 2020

Course was too good

By Ogunkoya A S

Dec 4, 2019

A very good course.

By Kemo C

Sep 19, 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 3, 2019

Very good course

By Shahram S

Dec 15, 2016



Sep 1, 2016

très bon cours