Urban Upgrading for Inclusion, Sustainability and Resilience in a time of Global Pandemics
Facilitated eLearning

Jul 05, 2021 12:00 AM - Sep 03, 2021 12:00 AM EDT | Virtual

Urban Upgrading for Inclusion, Sustainability and Resilience in a time of Global Pandemics

Unprecedented circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic have presented huge challenges to a third of the global urban population living in slums around the world. This course aims at supporting policy makers and urban practitioners to better respond to the challenge of slums, especially in a time of global pandemics. 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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- Jun 16, 2021
Nice to participate in this course, hoping the best ever


- Jun 16, 2021
Hellow, Looking forward to the course.


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- Jun 16, 2021
Greetings from Kenya. Looking forward to learn and share experiences on how we can survive pandemics in the future. We are currently working on pandemic- free market within our Municipality.

Md Abdur Rashid

- Jun 16, 2021
Greetings from Bangladesh. This is Md Abdur Rashid Sikder, would like to participate the ensuing virtual training course "Urban Upgrading for Inclusion, Sustainability and Resilience in a time of Global Pandemics". I want to know my course registration status now.


- Jun 16, 2021
Thank you World Banck. Successfully registered, Greetings from Cochabamba - Bolivia


- Jun 16, 2021
Greetings from Nepal, looking for learning and sharing.


- Jun 16, 2021
Greetings from Kampala, Uganda. Looking forward to a great time of learning and sharing experiences.


- Jun 12, 2021
Thank you very much looking forward to the course.


- Jun 12, 2021
Thank you World Bank for organizing this Course. As an urban manager and a worker in the built environment, I am hoping to learn alot especially how we can deal with the already existing slums and how to prevent slums from coming up.
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