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GIS for Urban Planning and Management

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Language of education
English (100%)
9 days
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Type of institution
Research University

Program description

The course will guide participants through a large range of possible application areas of geo-information in urban planning and management, using case studies from real municipal spatial database.

The course gives an overview of a large range of application areas of geo-information science (GIS) for urban planning and management. It is showing examples of the use of geo-information techniques for effective task execution and problem solving in urban areas. It addresses the exhaustive spatial information need to better plan, monitor and evaluate for rapidly developing urban areas. 

Any academically oriented professional who is active in urban planning and management and who uses or intends to use spatial data in planning and management tasks belongs to the target group, for example town and district planners, land (policy) officers, infrastructure and transport engineers and environmental planners.

The course is also highly relevant for staff at universities and non-governmental organizations in the field of urban planning and management who are interested in the use of geo-information technology.

Geo information for Urban Planning & Management; Urban Transport; Participatory GIS; Social Services; Land Use and Urban Growth; Planning and Decision Support Systems; Urban Poverty; Urban Infrastructure

Outline and illustrate the role and function of GIS and remote sensing in urban planning and management; Achieve an overview of application areas of GIS and RS for urban planning and management.

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.

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