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Urban Planning: From Strategies to Local Actions

Degree type
certificate
Language of education
English
Duration
4 weeks
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Institute for International Education
City
Rotterdam

Program description

Urban Planning moved away from comprehensive master plans, controlling the spatial development of the entire territory to more flexible strategic plans and visions. This course ensures that urban planners are able to translate strategies and visions into a range of concrete action plans.

Strategic planning includes economic and social dimensions alongside the physical and spatial dimensions of planning, it is focused on creating synergies and aims to build on the potential of existing initiatives and ongoing activities and development in cities. Urban planners need to become urban managers who can formulate strategic spatial plans which are feasible to be implemented even in the challenging circumstances of today such as rapidly growing cities with informal housing, social deprivation and economic decline and changing climatic circumstances.

To ensure implementation, urban planners need to translate strategies and visions into a range of concrete action plans, which all need commitment from politicians, funders and other stakeholders. Urban planners need to become urban managers who can formulate strategic spatial plans which are feasible to be implemented even in the challenging circumstances of today such as rapidly growing cities with informal housing, social deprivation and economic decline and changing climatic circumstances.

This course offers understanding on integrating social, economic and environmental development objectives in spatial planning processes and it introduces concrete tools to obtain commitment of stakeholders and funders. This course will be offered in collaboration with the Berlage Institute, a post-academic laboratory for design-based research in architecture, urbanism, and other issues related to the built environment.

Target audience
Designed specifically for urban planners with at least 3 years of working experience, this course offers understanding on integrating social, economic and environmental development objectives in spatial planning processes, linking strategic planning and budgeting. It introduces concrete tools to build commitment of stakeholders including funders.

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.

More information about Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies 

Admission requirements

Previous education

Bachelor's degree or equivalent

Professional experience

At least 3 years of working 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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