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  • Course Announcement: Upgrading Urban Informal Settlements (Facilitated)

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    Registration Ends Before:  February 13th, 2017

     Duration: February 20th, 2017 00:00 - April 16th, 2017 17:00

    Target Audience

    Urban practitioners; national/subnational government officials; city managers; civil society organizations; the private sector; academia; stakeholders in a position to influence decision making.

    This course aims at supporting policy makers and urban practitioners to better respond to the challenge of slums. 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.

    Register/more information HERE 


  • New, free, online courses at the World Bank Open Learning Campus

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    From April 25th to May 20th 2016, two free new online courses; the Land Readjustment course and the  Land Market Assessment course will be piloted.

    1. Land Readjustment: This course is designed to assist policy makers and practitioners to understand the general concepts and empirical applications of land readjustment, and includes detailed case studies of Republic of Korea, Bhutan, India, Ethiopia, Indonesia and Thailand. It also includes a step by step guide on how to design and put in place an LR project.

    Pilot Delivery: April 25 to May 20, 2016 (Apply by April 18)

    See more: https://olc.worldbank.org/content/land-readjustment-facilitated

    2. An Introduction to Land Market Assessment: This course introduces approaches and methods to collect and analyze data on the operation of the urban land market, both formal and informal. It includes a generic methodology of doing a comprehensive LMA, and demonstrates how the findings of land market assessments can be used to make better planning and investment decisions, or for research to inform policy and regulations.

    Pilot Delivery: April 25 to May 20, 2016 (Apply by April 18)

    See more: https://olc.worldbank.org/content/introduction-land-market-assessment-complex-urban-settings-facilitated

    The pilots will be delivered online over a four-week period. Regular deliveries of both courses will start later this year.  With these new additions, the World Bank urban curriculum will now boast 10 courses and will reached more than 4000 participants each year from over 140 countries

    For more information, contact Learning WB at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

  • Sign up for the World Bank Street Addressing and Management of Cities Course

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    Street Addressing and Management of Cities (Facilitated)

    April 06th, 2016 - May 10th, 2016

    More information / Sign up here

    Cities in developing countries are facing enormous challenges with the demographic explosion and the trend to devolve urban responsibilities to local governments who frequently lack the human, technical and financial resources to manage their city. Street addressing is a crucial first entry point for municipalities, but also to the private sector and the public in general.

    A street address allows municipalities to locate homes, businesses, infrastructure, services and municipal assets in order to perform their functions, such as:

    • manage city improvement, plan new investments and program recurrent maintenance (such as solid waste and street maintenance); public assets inventory.
    • improve tax base identification and local tax collection;
    • address land management issues in cities with weak land registration and judicial systems, and where illegal/informal settlements are prevalent; and,
    • gather and manage a wide range of urban information.

    The course is targeted at local governments and municipal practitioners. It is organized into five weekly modules with an average commitment of at least six hours per week.

    • Module 1: Introduction to Street Addressing
    • Module 2: Street Addressing Applications
    • Module 3: Designing a Street Addressing Program
    • Module 4: Addressing Zones, Names and Numbers
    • Module 5: Implementation and Maintenance

    Target Audience: Designed for Local Government officials, municipal staff, service providers, utilities and private operators, this course is operationally oriented and hands-on. Its content includes step by step methodology, case studies, videos, web discussion forums moderated by experts, basic web tools for mapping and real life applications.

    For more information, contact Learning WB at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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