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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Last updated November 20, 2015