In Partnership with Republic of Korea Ministry of Strategy and Finance

February 27th, 2017 00:00 - April 16th, 2017 00:00


Sustainable Urban Land Use Planning (Facilitated)

Urbanization is the defining global phenomenon of this century. For the first time in history, more than half the world’s population lives in urban areas. Between 2000 and 2030, in developing countries, the urban population is expected to double, and entire built-up areas are projected to triple if current trends continue. This rapid demographic and spatial transformation may prove to be difficult for cities in developing countries, especially small- and medium-sized cities, where capacity is typically inadequate to cope with major urban challenges. These challenges include climate change, resource scarcity, slum growth and increased poverty, and safety and security concerns.

Urban land use planning, if led by well-informed policies based on sustainable development principles and supported by well-planned and well-managed initiatives, including investments, can help address these challenges. The course aims to: ensure that participants have a functional and integrated understanding of the dynamics of urban land use; and demonstrate how to effectively utilize policies and planning instruments to manage urban growth and achieve sustainable, equitable and efficient development outcomes. The course is composed of the following modules:

●  Module 1: Understanding How Land Use Planning Contributes to Sustainable Urban
●  Module 2: Institutions, Policies and Tools for Effective Land Use Planning
●  Module 3: How to Integrate Land Use Planning and Infrastructure
●  Module 4: How to Manage Growth in Peri-Urban Areas
●  Module 5: How to Promote Local Economic Development through Land Use Planning
●  Module 6: Social Equity and Land Use Planning
●  Module 7: Climate Change and Land Use Planning

The course is prepared as an e-learning initiative, with tutor-guided discussions, exercises on strategies, programs and action plans, and self-administered tests. These elements are built into each module, which will also enable participants to share their findings with each other and receive feedback in order to build strong peer networks and a community of practice. The course features a library of case studies that illustrates good practices in sustainable land use planning from around the world.

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Target Audience

Urban practitioners, policymakers and city managers in developing countries—the very people who are working on urban land use issues on a daily basis and are constantly dealing with the multiple challenges that accompany rapid urbanization.

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Submitted 5:33 pm, January 21, 2017

Course should be made mandatory for participation by all government urban planning ministries and municipal government to enable to have better impact.

Mohammad imran

Submitted 10:16 am, December 18, 2016

waiting anxiously for the course.

Dr. Illakkuvan

Submitted 10:43 am, December 14, 2016

"Welcome this new course"!

Mohammad imran

Submitted 10:17 am, December 18, 2016

Waiting anxiously for the course to start. I registered two times but one cancelled last time by the management.


Submitted 8:07 pm, January 5, 2017


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