Course: Urban Upgrading for Inclusion, Sustainability and Resilience in a Time of Global Pandemics

When: 26 October 2020 - 23 December 2020

Where: Online

Apply by: Registration open

The World Bank Academy will offer an e-learning course via its Online Learning Campus starting on the 12 October 2020 on "Urban Upgrading for Inclusion, Sustainability and Resilience in a time of Global Pandemics."

The course will deal with the the unprecedented circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic which have presented huge challenges to a third of the global urban population living in slums around the world. This course aims at supporting policy makers and urban practitioners to better respond to the challenge of slums, especially in a time of global pandemics. The course focuses on the conceptual and operational aspects of designing, implementing and sustaining a slum upgrading intervention, while underscoring the main policy and programmatic approaches at city level for scaling up upgrading and better planning for future growth. Specifically, at the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand urban slums, their underlying social, economic, and spatial characteristic, how they emerge and consolidate, and their impacts to local communities and the city as a whole;
  • Analyze evolution of policy approaches to addressing urban slums under different contexts, what worked, what did not work, and why; and
  • Review and apply key operational principles and instruments for designing an upgrading intervention, including planning, finance, infrastructure, land tenure, housing, social inclusion, and sustainability.

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