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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, 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

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

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. Developing and therefore allowing for better implementation of social housing contributes directly to the living conditions and to the growth of cities in the developing world.

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Netherlands Rotterdam
November 2019
Part-time
3 weeks
Campus
IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam

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 ... [+]

What will I learn?

Land-based financing is increasingly recognised as an important way for cities to attract resources to fund their public, social and environmental goods. In this executive course we cover four main topics:

Fundamentals on urban land markets.To what extent do land-use planning and public works increase the value of land for profitable market-based land uses? Fundamentals on land and property rights and obligations.To what extent is the exercise of land and property rights responsible for funding impact mitigation on public, social and environmental goods? Instruments to finance land value capture. Which innovations exist in different parts of the world in applying land-based financing? Innovative strategies for land-based financing (workshop modality).Which key skills or capacities are required to successfully implement such a strategy? Who will benefit the most from this course? Local government officials, responsible for economic or social development policy. Planning officials responsible for development control. Central government finance ministries; investors and developers. Academics studying urban policy. Development banks and donor agencies. Do I need a finance background to be eligible for this course? ... [-]
Netherlands Rotterdam
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Part-time
1 - 2 weeks
Campus