Overview and Calendar

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  • “By being presented with key players from both industry and academia, networks are created and new perspectives emerge.”
  • “Priceless experience to see the cities from different angles”
  • “Unique opportunity to reach out to people from all over the world”
  • “IGLUS brings together amazing people from a variety of industries, but with one common goal: use innovative ways to develop metropolitan areas”
  • “Investigation based, action research approach supported by rigorous academic literature”

Executive Master Schedule

The IGLUS Tracks

The question of water – both drinking water and wastewater (sewage) – is treated at different locations in IGLUS both from a conceptual and from a practical point of view. The two locations in which we particularly focus on water are Detroit and Mexico City (we have to full water days in each of these cities). Taken together, IGLUS offers a comprehensive overview of the different perspectives on urban water management and features interesting and relevant practical cases. 
LocationTheory, conceptsPractical examples, cases

Seoul

·         “Smart water” (the use of ICTs in managing urban water)

·         Seoul

Detroit (water day), New York

·         Water regulation

·         Urban hydrogeology (falling water tables)

·         Urban water restoration

·         The Flint water crisis

·         Examples from other US cities and from Mexico

·         Detroit metropolitan region

Kuala Lumpur, Singapore

·         Water planning

·         The role of municipal water companies

·         Ecohydrology; watershed management

·         Kuala Lumpur metropolitan region

Istanbul

·         Water reservoirs and water supply for a mega-region

·         Istanbul metropolitan area

Moscow, St. Petersburg

·         Drinking water management

·         Moscow or St. Petersburg

Delhi

·         Wastewater

·         Delhi and other Indian cities

Lyon, Dortmund

·         Water governance

·         Wastewater treatment operations

·         Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan area

·         Field visit (Dortmund)

Kampala

·         Water utility privatization/PPP

·         Wastewater treatment operations

 

·         Kampala

Mexico City

(water day)

·         Water governance and management

·         The role of private operators

·         Mexico City

·         Monterrey

 With the exception of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Delhi, presentations on the  above topics have taken place and corresponding slides and readings are openly available for our currently enrolled and past IGLUS participants.
The IGLUS mobility track A critical policy item for local and even central governments all around the world, mobility is a permanent subject at IGLUS and it is covered in any location visited. Students can learn more about the relation between rapid urbanization and mobility problems as well as the most recent solutions that have been put into place through digitalization and better governance. 
LocationTheory, conceptsPractical examples, cases

Seoul (mobility day)

·         “Smart mobility” (the use of ICTs in managing urban mobility)

·         Bus reform

·         Seoul

·         (field visit to TOPIS)

Detroit, New York (mobility day)

·         Digitalization in transport

·         Regulation of paratransit modes

·         New York

Kuala Lumpur, Singapore (mobility day)

·         Transport governance

·         Smart mobility infrastructures

·         Automated mobility

·         Transport optimization

·         Kuala Lumpur

·         (field visit Singapore)

Istanbul (mobility day)

·         Mega projects – transport

·         Economics of public transport

·         Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems

·         Istanbul metropolitan area

Moscow, St. Petersburg (mobility day)

·         Transport governance

·         Moscow or St. Petersburg

Delhi

(mobility day)

·         Transport governance

·         Financing of transport infrastructures

·         Delhi and other Indian cities

Lyon, Dortmund

(mobility day)

·         Automated mobility

·         Intercity transport

·         Big data and mobility

·         Carsharing

·         Lyon metropolitan area, France

·         Other European cities

Kampala

(mobility day)

·         Regulation of transport

·         Paratransit modes

·         Kampala

Mexico City

(mobility day)

·         Transport governance

·         Reforms in urban transport networks

·         Mexico City

 
 Presentations on the above topics have taken place and corresponding slides and readings are openly available for our currently enrolled and past IGLUS participants.

Interested in a single module?

If you want to test us, you can enroll in a single 2-week module of your choice (cost: 4000 CHF). If you subsequently decide to enroll in the full Executive Master program, this module will be fully credited to you and the 4000 CHF will be counted against your tuition. In addition, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance from EPFL.

Global Framework

Carefully selected urban governance experiences from around the world constitute as many opportunities for city managers to become exposed to different and innovative ways of approaching urban systems’ governance. In each of the selected cities IGLUS addresses the governance of urban infrastructure systems from a particular angle. Taken together, this global learning journey makes up for a complete and comprehensive approach to urban governance.
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