WBI Launches E-Learning Course on Street Addressing and the Management of Cities

The World Bank Institute will launch the first cycle on April 20, 2010
Based on the publication by the same name, the objective of the course is to enhance local governments’ capacity to design, implement and manage effective and sustainable street addressing programs, and raise awareness of its importance for city management applications, such as resource mobilisation, land management, service delivery, and utility management.
Offering 30 hours of on-line instruction distributed over 6 weeks, the course requires a dedication of approximately 6 hours per week, and is open for global participants.

Featuring three practical "How to" modules:
  • Introduction to Street Addressing
  • Street Addressing Applications 
  • Designing a Street Addressing Programme
Designed for urban practitioners:
  • Local government officials/ municipal staff
  • Private operators
  • Service providers
  • Training institutions
Why Street Addressing?
Street Addressing has a wide variety of important applications for city management, such as resource mobilisation, land management, service delivery, and utility management.  It facilitates the delivery of basic services such as emergency health, fire and police services, among others. More importantly, assigning individuals an identifiable location in the city provides both a physical and a symbolic connecting point for all citizens within the community. Street addressing thus creates a sense of civic identity.
14-Country Pilot Course

A successful online pilot course was offered in English, from November 30 to December 23, 2009, facilitated by tutors and through interactive discussion fora.  The pilot group included participants from Gaza, Ghana, Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Albania, Mongolia, India, Pakistan, Colombia, Mexico, El Salvador and United States of America.  


For information please contact
Catherine Farvacque-Vitkovic cfarvacque@worldbank.org
Sabine Palmreuther  spalmreuther@worldbank.org


Related Link
eBook: Street Addressing and the Management of Cities (4.9 MB )
Download this free manual on the role of street addressing as a tool for urban management, the book outlines current and future applications, highlights practices in several countries, and offers a methodological guide for implementing street addressing initiatives.

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