Sustainable Urban Land Use Planning (Self-paced)
Self-Paced eLearning

Sustainable Urban Land Use Planning (Self-paced)

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 Development ● 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 ● Module 8: Flood Risk Sensitive 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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Mahaman Mourtala

- Dec 8, 2021

jose luis

- Apr 27, 2021
Por primera vez en la historia, más de la mitad de la población mundial vive en áreas urbanas. Entre 2000 y 2030, en los países en desarrollo, se espera que la población urbana se duplique, y se proyecta que las áreas urbanizadas enteras se tripliquen si continúan las tendencias actuales.


- Jan 8, 2021
nice course


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- Sep 28, 2018
I completed the facilitated course back in 2014. Still find it refreshing our skills in practise. Highly recommended


- Sep 27, 2018
Usefull to enhance basic skill well draft, congrats to course developer
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