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Individual courses are classes offered by higher institutions of learning and provide a way to study a topic in depth, either as part of a degree program or entirely independent of one. Courses can vary greatly in duration and prerequisites, but many require only a high school education to enroll. What are courses in urban development? These are courses that focus on the key aspects of the field,… Read more

Individual courses are classes offered by higher institutions of learning and provide a way to study a topic in depth, either as part of a degree program or entirely independent of one. Courses can vary greatly in duration and prerequisites, but many require only a high school education to enroll.

What are courses in urban development? These are courses that focus on the key aspects of the field, including urban design and how city planners must consider socioeconomic and environmental factors in their decision-making. Individual courses can feature land management, sustainability, theory, the development of housing projects in developing countries, the history of urban development, and more.

Students in urban development typically develop several key skills, including best practices for land use, adaptation, and societal improvement. By learning the positive and negative impacts of urbanization as well as the ways planning tools contribute to city improvement, students are often well positioned to use their adaptability to create change in their regions and across the world.

The cost of a single course in urban development varies widely based on location, duration of course, and type of institution offering it. Students may find that month-long courses require fewer materials and tuition than yearlong courses.

Individuals who gain expertise in urban development may have several career options available to them after completing courses. As city planners can be important to local and regional governments, a graduate may find a valuable career as a sustainability consultant or public policy advisor. Other career possibilities include landscape architect, civil service administrator, land or building surveyor, and city planner.

Urban development is a worldwide field. For this reason, students may be able to find courses in many different regions and choose places of interest to them. Students wishing to stay close to home should check for online options. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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

Rationale of the Training Course - Developing Social Housing Projects: One of the characteristics of developing countries is fast-growing cities and the lack of affordable and ... +

Rationale of the Training Course - Developing Social Housing Projects: One of the characteristics of developing countries is fast-growing cities and the lack of affordable and adequate housing. Social housing policies try to address the housing problem but have often been implemented in such ways that the people in real need are not reached and/or the social housing projects do not improve the overall living conditions of people or lack a contribution to sustainable urban development o their problems. -
Courses
Part-time
3 weeks
English
Campus
 
School of Sustainability
Bologna , Italy

To date, 3.5 billion people, approximately half of the global population, live in cities: this urban population concentrated on 2% of the Earth’s surface, releases into the at ... +

To date, 3.5 billion people, approximately half of the global population, live in cities: this urban population concentrated on 2% of the Earth’s surface, releases into the atmosphere 70% of global CO2 emissions causing an enormous impact on the environment. According to demographic projections by the United Nations, by 2030 the world population will increase by 1.5 billion, or about 100 million more people per year. This implies tremendous expansion, mainly in urban centers. The objective of the course is to develop concrete projects aimed at the transformation of urban spaces, the retrofit of existing buildings and the recovery of unused. -
Courses
Full-time
5 months
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam
Rotterdam , Netherlands

Land-based financing is increasingly recognised as an important way for cities to attract resources to fund their public, social and environmental goods. The course draws on l ... +

Land-based financing is increasingly recognised as an important way for cities to attract resources to fund their public, social and environmental goods. The course draws on lessons learned from international experiences and innovations from around the world, including from the host country. -
Courses
Part-time
English
Campus
 

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