Urban Management and Development Theory
2 October – 20 December 2013
IHS application deadline
1 September 2013
NFP application deadline
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 of the Master of Science in Urban Management and Development. It comprises 7 courses of about two weeks each (total of 18 ECTS).
Urban Development Theories, including development theory, city life cycle, urban competitiveness, urban networking and informality.
Urban Policy and Planning, including the policy cycle, participative planning and action planning
Local Government Finance
Economic and Financial Analysis
Urban Social Studies
Sustainable Cities and Climate Change
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.
How to apply
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Need more information?
Contact us through the IHS online system if you want to find out more about this course or the application and admission procedure.