Sustainable Urban Land Use Planning (e-learning course)

5 Sep 2012
23 Oct 2012
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Open for registration

(Apply by August 27 here)

Urbanization is the defining global phenomenon of this century. For the first time in history, more than half the world’s population lives in urban areas. This rapid demographic and spatial transformation may prove to be difficult for cities in developing countries, especially small- and medium-sized cities, where capacity is typically inadequate to cope with climate change, resource scarcity, slum growth and increased poverty, and safety and security concerns.

This course will help participants have a functional and integrated understanding of the dynamics of urban land use; and demonstrate how to effectively utilize policies and planning instruments to manage urban growth and achieve sustainable, equitable and efficient development outcomes. The course is composed of the following modules:

  1. Module 1: Understanding How Land Use Planning Contributes to Sustainable Urban Development
  2. Module 2: Institutions, Policies and Tools for Effective Land Use Planning
  3. Module 3: How to Integrate Land Use Planning and Infrastructure
  4. Module 4: How to Manage Growth in Peri-Urban Areas
  5. Module 5: How to Promote Local Economic Development through Land Use Planning
  6. Module 6: Social Equity and Land Use Planning
  7. Module 7: Climate Change and Land Use Planning

Target Audience:

Urban practitioners, policymakers and city managers in developing countries—the very people who are working on urban land use issues on a daily basis and are constantly dealing with the multiple challenges that accompany rapid urbanization.

For more information, please contact: Mansha Chen at