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Eco cities: policies for sustainable energy

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Institute for International Education

Program description

The course is aimed at high-level policymakers, city and community leaders such
as mayors and councillors, high-level officials in central government and the private sector from Asia.

Half the world’s population now live in built-up areas, with an estimated 60 million people being added every year. To address this it is necessary to develop sustainable urban energy policies and best practices in efficient land use.

Rapid urban growth leads to environmental degradation and excessive demands on services and infrastructure. Korea has extensive experience in eco restoration to improve sustainability and reduce energy consumption. Participants will analyse energy policies in Korea and visit a variety of environmental projects implemented in the central and local government levels including community participation processes, The course wil be offered in collaboration with IUTC in Korea and UN-HABITAT, combining best practises from Korea with international experiences.

About the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies

The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) is an international centre of excellence of the School of Economics (ESE) and the Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. IHS operates on a global scale by offering postgraduate education, training, advisory services and applied research.

IHS was selected as the winner for the 2007 UN-HABITAT Scroll of Honour Award for leading the way as a global center of excellence and knowledge through its high quality training programmes in housing, urban management and urban environmental management and planning.

In 2008 IHS celebrated its 50th anniversary of assisting countries, cities and institutions to find suitable approaches to housing and sustainable urban development, and strengthen their capacity to implement them.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

Professional experience

At least 3 years work or academic experience.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band: 6, IELTS listening: 5.5, IELTS reading: 5.5, IELTS writing: 5.5, IELTS speaking: 5.5, TOEFL paper based: 550, TOEFL computer based: 213, TOEFL internet based: 79


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