Urban Management and Development Theory

Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies, IHS, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Program Description

Urban Management and Development Theory

Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies, IHS, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Urban Management and Development Theory

This course offers the latest theory on urban development and management. It guides participants through economic, social and environmental urban theories and links these to the latest management theories, including theories on policies, plans, finances and governance structures. It offers the knowledge to analyse urban development and to manage the cities of the future.

The course can be attended as a short course or as a Master of Science over three years. In the latter case, this course comprises the first year of the masters. The second year allows participants to specialize during a period of four months; and the third year comprises research methods and a thesis. The second year can partly be attended by e-learning and the last year can be fully attended from home, supervised from a distance. Hence, you can acquire a fully-accredited masters by being away for only 6 months spread over two years.

Award

Postgraduate Diploma

Learning Objectives


By the end of the course, participants know the latest theories on urban management and development. They will be able to critically evaluate these theories and assess their relevance for the local condition. With this theoretical underpinning, participants will be enabled to analyse urban policies, argue a multi stakeholder approach, analyse governance and planning structures and develop neighborhood action plans.

Course Curriculum & Structure

The course joins the first three months (core period) of the Master of Science in Urban Management and Development.

Core themes:

Managing and Financing Urban Infrastructure

Urban Housing and Livelihoods

Urban Environmental Management and Climate Change

Integrated Planning adn Strategies

Urban Land Development

Urban Competitiveness and Resilience

Training Methodology


The course joins the first three months of the Master of Science in Urban Management and Development. It comprises class room sessions in large international groups of participants, exercises, group work, individual work and field visits. Each course is examined and graded.

Admission Requirements


For this Diploma Course you should:


•Have at least a Bachelor’ degree from a recognised University or similar institute


•Have at least three years work or academic experience


•Show evidence of a sufficient oral and written command of the English language. If English is not your mother tongue, a TOEFL (Score: 575 (paper-based) / 232 (computer-based) / 90 (internet based)) or IELTS (Score: min. 6.5, subtest not lower than 5.5) test is required.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated July 18, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
Duration
Duration
3 months
Part time
Price
Price
5,750 EUR
Information
Deadline
Start date Oct. 2016
Place
Netherlands Rotterdam
Application deadline Request Info
End date Dec. 23, 2016
Duration 3 months
Price 5,750 EUR