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Developing Spatial Interventions in Urban Planning and Management

Degree type
certificate
Language of education
English (100%)
Duration
9 weeks
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Enschede

Program description

The course enhances knowledge & skills in developing and evaluating spatial interventions in urban planning & management, making appropriate use of geo-information science.

Addressing contemporary themes in urban planning and management, this course focuses on the development and evaluation of effective interventions, making appropriate use of geo-information technology.

Themes addressed include:
* land, land use and shelter (planned versus unplanned development)
* infrastructure, transport and service provision
* economic development and urban poverty
* environment: hazards, pollution and solid waste.

Topics, methods and techniques addressed include: Concepts of urban government and urban policies, traditional and contemporary theory and concepts of urban planning and management in various geographical and political contexts, and participants’ experiences; Urban planning and urban policy instruments for economic and sustainable development: land, shelter, infrastructure and environment; etc. The course is designed for professionals and academics who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in developing and evaluating spatial interventions in urban planning and management, making appropriate use of geo-information science.

This course could be combined with the preceding course Analysing and Monitoring Urban Dynamics.

Subjects
Urban Governance and Policy development, Urban Land Use, Transport and Infrastructure, Urban Environment, modeling and scenario development, decision and planning support, participatory approaches.

Objectives
Apply critically methods and tools in Urban Planning and Management to arrive at effective, feasible and efficient spatial interventions.

Curriculum
Urban Governance and Policy development, Urban Land Use, Transport and Infrastructure, Urban Environment, modeling and scenario development, decision and planning support, participatory approaches.

About the University of Twente

The University of Twente focuses on the development of technology and its impact on people and society. It offers bachelor, master and postgraduate programs in the field of Technology, Behavioral and Social Sciences. University of Twente students are always encouraged to look beyond the boundaries of their own field and establish links with other disciplines.

High tech, human touch. This is what characterizes the University of Twente. Some 3,300 scientists and other professionals working together on cutting-edge research, innovations with real-world relevance and inspiring education for more than 9,000 students. The enterprising university encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and is a partner of Knowledge Park Twente.

More information about the University of Twente

Admission requirements

Previous education

BSc degree from a recognized university, in a discipline relevant to the programme. Skills & experience with GIS & Remote Sensing.

Professional experience

Some years of work experience in urban planning and management is recommended.

Language test

IELTS overall band 6.0
TOEFL computer based 213
TOEFL internet based 80
TOEFL paper based 550
Cambridge Advanced English C1
Cambridge Professional English C2

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