Upgrading Urban Informal Settlements (Facilitated)

Upgrading Urban Informal Settlements (Facilitated)

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This course aims at supporting policy makers and urban practitioners to better respond to the challenge of slums. The course focuses on the conceptual and operational aspects of designing, implementing and sustaining a slum upgrading intervention, while underscoring the main policy and programmatic approaches at city level for scaling up upgrading and better planning for future growth. Specifically, at the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand urban slums, their underlying social, economic, and spatial characteristic, how they emerge and consolidate, and their impacts to local communities and the city as a whole;
  • Analyze evolution of policy approaches to addressing urban slums under different contexts, what worked, what did not work, and why; and
  • Review and apply key operational principles and instruments for designing an upgrading intervention, including planning, finance, infrastructure, land tenure, housing, social inclusion, and sustainability.

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Target Audience

Urban practitioners; national/subnational government officials; city managers; civil society organizations; the private sector; academia; stakeholders in a position to influence decision making

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Submitted 1:02 pm, March 14, 2018

Please add me.


Submitted 1:40 am, February 20, 2018

i am interested on this topic


Submitted 8:02 am, February 7, 2018

Have been involved some urban slum upgrading initiatives in my country. This course will provide me with more insights on the subject.

Amit Prasad

Submitted 9:24 am, January 23, 2018

I would like to get an alert for the course.


Submitted 8:36 pm, January 19, 2018

Nice Course


Submitted 10:13 am, November 28, 2017

Interested in joining please send us Alert


Submitted 6:50 pm, October 20, 2017

Hi, I'm wondering if there is an alert for the course? I'd like to register as soon as it opens, since a technical glitch made it difficult for me to do this course despite registering last year. Thank you!


Submitted 4:35 am, October 2, 2017

highly intrested


Submitted 5:43 pm, September 15, 2017

I am interested in this course.


Submitted 6:34 am, July 11, 2017


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