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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 [...]

CitiesX: The Past, Present and Future of Urban Life (edX)

Explore what makes cities energizing, amazing, challenging, and perhaps humanity’s greatest invention. For the first time in human history, more than fifty percent of the world’s population lives in urban areas. Cities allow for the exchange of ideas, and generate remarkable innovations in business, art, and ideas. Cities are [...]

Migration and Cities (FutureLearn)

Learn about how migration has shaped cities around the world and the particular issues that migrants face in urban contexts. Discover the fundamental links between migration and cities. Migration has always played a fundamental role in urban development. Without some form of inward migration – be it international or [...]

Sustainable Cities (edX)

Learn how government, the private sector, and other actors can support sustainable urban development. Did you know that experts estimate an additional three billion people will live in cities by 2050? What will the impact be on the current world population – half of which currently lives in cities [...]

Development and Planning in African Cities: Exploring theories, policies and practices from Sierra Leone (FutureLearn)

As African cities grow, learn how development and planning help urban actors to make cities just and sustainable for all. In the next 35 years, Africa will need to accommodate almost 900 million new urban dwellers. Hundreds of smaller cities are doubling in size every 20 years, half of [...]