I have been looking for such program long time ago, since I am not an urban planning major. I wanted to gain more knowledge about urban management and governance but most of programs offered require semesters of attendance, which effect my job requirements. IGLUS program is the cutting edge of what I wanted. I think that the content of the program covers all aspects of urban management. I really appreciate the way the program has been designed.
IGLUS is a unique program that brings all the dimensions of urban systems together, to provide comprehensive solutions to build and manage our cities better. The program is structured in a way that you learn from both theories and practice, from high level academics and practitioners, differently in each module, since each of the modules focuses on a specific urban challenge. This program is made for you if you are interested in providing innovative solutions to make our cities a better place to live in.
After attending my first module in Seoul, June 2016, I can say that IGLUS Master is a great tool to find out and to learn about several subjects (financing, transportation, water, waste, governance, participation…) managed at a large scale and faced from public and private sectors points of view. Challenges for the present, and of course, for the future, taught by excellent lecturers in an amazing interdisciplinary academic atmosphere which encourages to participate with the rest of students.
IGLUS is a very innovative executive masters program, which brings together professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds. The program is structured in a country- and topic- specific way, addressing major urban issues of each metropolitan city. Each module provides a unique perspective on urban development combining theory with practice. Participation of major international firms and institutions also offers a practical approach to issues with real life solutions.
I had the pleasure to teach about Smart cities in the IGLUS master class. Students’ interest was very big and I highly appreciated the intensive interaction with the students. They participated intensively with their own experiences and it was very interesting for the class as well as for me to learn about the different challenges and solutions in their cities.
I have been teaching for two years in the IGLUS Executive Master, both in Istanbul and Dubai modules on Public Private Partnerships and optimization of existing transportation infrastructures; The IGLUS way of teaching city level public mangers in all kind of aspects on how to make their cities smarter, more sustainable, more livable and financially sound is something that I particularly enjoy; The lively discussions with students who bring in their own practical experience, diverse backgrounds and own pressing real life questions add much to the learning experience, for both lecturers and participants.
In a world where large and complex urban systems knit humans and their environment in an inextricable relationship, IGLUS is uniquely designed to train professionals who can manage this relationship effectively by engaging trainees in pragmatic research, seminars and exercises that challenge them to think critically and innovatively through situations and scenarios where the foremost constant is uncertainty.
It was a great pleasure to teach at IGLUS, a program with students from all over the world who are motivated to learn. The students came with a breadth of background experience that made for rich and cross-cultural exploration of urban governance issues and challenges