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Financing Infrastructure in African Cities (Coursera)

The world is urbanizing fast. In less than a century more than 1 billion people have been urbanized. That translates into the fact that more than half of the world’s population is already living in cities. Experts forecast that very soon Africa will become one of the most urbanized [...]
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Sharing Cities: Governance and Urban Sustainability (Coursera)

How can we govern the sharing economy in our cities? This course connects the sharing economy, cities, governance and urban sustainability to provide unique knowledge and insights into sharing cities. We utilize a diversity of leading examples of the emerging sharing economy in cities to bring this course to [...]
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Urban Nature: Connecting Cities, Nature and Innovation (Coursera)

How can nature help us design and build our cities? Nature-based solutions have the potential to provide multiple benefits across a range of sustainability challenges facing cities. They can help to limit the impacts of climate change, enhance biodiversity and improve environmental quality while contributing to economic activities and [...]
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The City and You: Find Your Best Place (Coursera)

May 17th 2021
The City and You: Find Your Best Place (Coursera)
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Welcome to The City and You: Find Your Best Place. I'm excited to have you in the class and look forward to your contributions to the other learners in our community. This free course will provide the knowledge and the tools needed to understand what cities do, why they [...]
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Cities are back in town : sociología urbana para un mundo globalizado (Coursera)

May 17th 2021
Cities are back in town : sociología urbana para un mundo globalizado (Coursera)
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Los procesos de globalización y europeización respaldan el rápido desarrollo de las ciudades en distintas partes del mundo. En el mundo contemporáneo, el proceso de urbanización está alcanzando un nuevo pico con el incremento de las megalópolis (más de 15 millones de habitantes) como Calcuta, Los Ángeles, Daca, El [...]
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African cities : An Introduction to Urban Planning (Coursera)

This course teached the basics of urban planning in Africa through technical, environmental, social and economical dimensions. It focuses on African cities only. Although, they exemplify well cities in the Global South, and potentially all cities, we will make the African context highly topical.
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Cultural Heritage and the City (FutureLearn)

Discover how cities develop their own unique cultures and explore key concepts related to cultural heritage. Cultural heritage is usually discussed in national or religious terms: we speak of Italian culture, Greek civilization, Islamic art, and so on. But today cities are creating their own heritage through museums, galleries, [...]
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Cities are back in town : sociologie urbaine pour un monde globalisé (Coursera)

May 10th 2021
Cities are back in town : sociologie urbaine pour un monde globalisé (Coursera)
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La mondialisation et l'européanisation favorisent le développement rapide des villes à travers le monde. L'urbanisation atteint de nouveaux sommets aujourd’hui avec l'essor des mégacités (plus de 15 millions d'habitants) comme Calcutta, Los Angeles, Dhaka, Le Caire, Tokyo, New York, Shanghai, Mexico ou Séoul. Au-delà de la métropole moderne, [...]
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Cities are back in town : urban sociology for a globalizing urban world (Coursera)

May 10th 2021
Cities are back in town : urban sociology for a globalizing urban world (Coursera)
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Urbanization is reaching a new peak in the contemporary world with the rise of mega cities. Researchers try to make sense of these large urban areas using a variety of concepts. The class will review debates and present social science models of cities to analyse and compare contemporary developments. [...]
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Rethink the City: New approaches to Global and Local Urban Challenges (edX)

How do you plan future cities? Explore alternative theories and innovative solutions for urban challenges in the global south. You’ll learn about today’s urban challenges focusing on developing countries, referred to as the global south.
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