World Bank Institute offers e-learning course on sustainable urban land use planning

The World Bank Institute (WBI) has launched a new e-learning course on sustainable urban land use planning. The course targets urban practitioners, policy makers, and city managers in developing countries who are dealing with the various challenges that accompany rapid urbanisation.
The World Bank Institute (WBI) has launched a new e-learning course on sustainable urban land use planning. The course targets urban practitioners, policy makers, and city managers in developing countries who are dealing with the various challenges that accompany rapid urbanisation.
 
The online course provides a functional and integrated overview of urban land dynamics. It also demonstrates how to effectively utilise policies and planning instruments to manage urban growth and achieve sustainable outcomes.
 
The course consists of six modules with case studies of good practices from around the world. Online tutors facilitate the week-long modules, which are designed to provide 8 hours of instruction for each of the six topics covered:
 
1.   Understanding how land use planning contributes to sustainable urban development
2.   Institutions, polices and tools for effective land use planning
3.   How to integrate land use planning and infrastructure
4.   How to manage growth in peri-urban areas
5.   How to promote local economic development through land use planning
6.   Social equity and land use planning
 
A pilot course was delivered by WBI in June 2010 with 42 participants from Canada, El Salvador, Ghana, Greece, Japan, Kenya, Madagascar, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, the Netherlands, Turkey, Uganda, United Kingdom and the United States.
 
For information on the pilot and future course deliveries, please contact Mansha Chen or Catherine Farvacque-Vitkovic of the WBI.
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