There are a variety of architecture courses in many regions of the world designed to provide students and professionals with needed skills and knowledge in general and specific areas of architecture. Those who have taken architecture courses often come from professional backgrounds such as architects, city developers, building designers, and civil engineers, however there are also many from other professional and educational disciplines. Architecture today encompasses many aspects, such as urban planning, home design, and green living.
There are a variety of architecture courses in specialized fields including history, theory, techniques, technology, green living, urban planning, reconstruction, and sustainable design, to name a few. Architecture courses offer a variety of options including online studies, distance learning, or the traditional classroom setting.
Whether you are seeking professional development, new skills, or a career change, there are architecture courses than can help you meet your goals. Read through the options below!
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. [+]
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? ... [-]
3-month post-graduate diploma course - 95rd International Course on Housing and Urban Development: The modules of the master program guarantee the academic depth of the study, while at the same time complementary activities of more practical focus ... [+]
3-month post-graduate diploma course - 93rd International Course on Housing and Urban Development
Applicants have to select one of the following six specialisations in offer:Urban Housing and Livelihoods (UHL) Integrated Planning and Strategies (IPS) Urban Land Development (ULD) Urban Competitiveness and Resilience (UCR) Urban Environmental Management and Climate Change (UECC) Managing and Financing Urban Infrastructure (MFUI)
In these courses, we offer the opportunity to join two modules of the specialisation period of the master programme: one module in the specialisation of your choice, and one elective module allowing you to tailor the study program to your own needs and interest.... [-]
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 ...[+]
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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Rationale of the Training Course - Eco-Cities: Policies for Sustainable Energy: Half the world’s population now live in built-up areas, with an estimated 60 million people being added every year. [+]
Rationale of the Training Course - Eco-Cities: Policies for Sustainable Energy
Half the world’s population now live in built-up areas, with an estimated 60 million people being added every year. This rapid urban growth leads to environmental degradation and excessive demands on services and infrastructure. Energy consumption has increased drastically. To address this it is necessary to develop sustainable urban energy policies and best practices in efficient land use, transport, sustainable buildings and sustainable development overall.
•Theme 1: Concepts and strategic systemic approaches to sustainable urbanization
•Theme 2: Eco-restoration in Korea: planning, techniques and experiences... [-]
Urban Management Tools for Climate Change course is jointly developed with UN-HABITAT. This course offers management tools for urban policy makers, planners and environmentalists... [+]
Urban Management Tools for Climate Change
IHS is proud to announce that this course is jointly developed with UN-HABITAT.
Cities are increasingly expected to undertake concrete actions to mitigate climate change and adapt the city to rising water levels, drought and other natural disasters related to the heating of earth. What concrete activities should a city undertake and what works? This course offers management tools for urban policy makers, planners and environmentalists.Objectives
By the end of the course, participants will be able to prepare local climate change plans, which address the global challenges yet focus on concrete local actions. The course will offer specific practices to manage urban design and environmental infrastructure, in particular energy, transport, housing and water.... [-]
The Built Environment and its associated professions are largely focussed on project management, logistics, and quality assurance. [+]
The Built Environment and its associated professions are largely focussed on project management, logistics, and quality assurance. Anything that you have to do that has a clear starting and completion point is Project Management. True professionals in the public and private sectors simply have to know how to practice as Project Management professionals. This Course includes: what project management is all about, the five dimensions of a project, the project life-cycle, who is involved in a project and the project plan.Course Details
5th & 12th July
Part Time Face to Face Learning:
2 x full days
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A Program with Unique Features - ASURED is one of the few international programs worldwide offering education in both urban planning and real estate development within the same program. [+]
The international postgraduate program of Advanced Studies in Urbanism and Real Estate Development (ASURED) is specifically designed for RICS accreditation which was granted on July 18, 2014. RICS (The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, London 1868) is a prestigious real estate and urban planning accreditation body.
The 15 European, U.S. and Romanian faculty interact face-to-face with the students in “concentration periods” of two weeks at the CEP facility in Bucharest, a historic monument built at the beginning of the 20th century. Each course takes three days and a follow-up period of supervision, advice and grading. Two integrated projects in urbanism and real estate development, workshops on urban development simulation and legal aspects of urban development, a practicum and the final thesis complete the program. ... [-]
The buildings and sites to be visited are an example of an efficient use of technology and energy saving. They are all part of the change in the architectural model that is contributing to improve the daily life of the citizens and the city services management. [+]
One course in two cities! The course examines the architecture and urbanism of two European cities (Barcelona and Almere) with a very different cultural and historical background. Barcelona was founded as a Roman city and has been growing through the ages; Almere is the youngest city in The Netherlands and has jumped straight into the future. But there is something they have in common: they both put innovation into perspective and have sustainability in the core business of their development.Dates and Schedule
Week 1: from 06.07.2015 to 10.07.2015
Week 2: from 13.07.2015 to 17.07.2015
Course Level: Basic to Intermediate
Credits: This course delivers 2.5 ECTS per stage + Certificate of Attendance... [-]