Cities, Urban Planning and Governance in Africa
This one-week course introduces participants to principles, practices and emerging issues in cities and urban governance in the African context. The course offers global perspectives as a basis for exploring how African cities could be better planned, designed and governed to be socially, economically inclusive and environmentally sustainable.
- You will undertake a comparative analysis of approaches to city planning and governance worldwide and apply the African context to interrogate the popular narrative that “Urban living can provide a pathway to a better life” and be able to make own conclusions on whether that’s the case (or not) for many people around the world. Drawing on the new global urban agenda by UN Habitat, you will learn the characteristics and indicators of good urban governance and how they can be monitored and measured.
- You will examine pressing social-economic and environmental issues at the heart of urban governance such as urban poverty, unemployment, public health, transportation, zoning, rural-urban migration, cost of living, equity, inclusion, congestion, conflict, crime and fragility and how city authorities, policy makers and development partners might build city authorities’ capacity to respond to current and future urban development challenges.
What You Will Learn – The Key Topics
Public and CSO practitioners working in urban planning and city developments.
|Tuition Fee||$ 350|
|Full board in a single room(meals & Accommodation)||$471 per week|
|Full board in a shared room(meals & Accommodation)||US$339 per week|
|Hostel Quad plus Meals per week||US$118 per week|