Cities, Urban Planning and Governance in Africa

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Registration deadline: 24 Oct 2019 Training date: 28 Oct 2019 to 01 Nov 2019 More Information

Course Objectives:

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.

Course Content:

What you will learn – the key topics

  • Urbanization and Urban Governance - the global urban governance agenda
  • Governance in practice- the different models and tiers of city government
  • Integrated City Planning & design - how cities plan for long term goals
  • Gender-based city safety and security, violence, crime, conflict and fragility
  • Migration, urban poverty, unemployment, informal sector and informal settlements
  • Gender-based city safety and security, violence, crime, conflict and fragility
  • Cities and gender-based access to essential social services: transport, housing
  • City economic competitiveness: the role of the private sector in inclusive growth
  • Cities and climate change - challenges and responses for green sustainable cities
  • Characteristics and indicators of good urban governance (global best practices)
  • Methods and tools for monitoring and measuring good urban governance
  • Avenues for international (north-south and south-south) cooperation
  • Strategies for inclusivity, citizen participation and consultation

Target Group:

Public and CSO practitioners working in urban planning and city developments.

Fee information:
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 Meal per week US$118 per week
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