Overview and Calendar

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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.
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.
Most of the cities need to accommodate more and more people every day, leading, among others to urban renewal projects and densification. Some have suffered from decline and need to renew themselves entirely. Thus, housing and urban renewal topics are covered in almost all IGLUS modules. 
LocationTheory, conceptsPractical examples, cases

Seoul (urban renewal day)

·         Urban regeneration for citizen welfare

 

·         Cheonggyecheon, Songdo and Seoullo 7017

Detroit (urban renewal day)

·         Redevelopment of vacant land and brownfields

 

·         Detroit

Kuala Lumpur

·         Urban renewal as a pressure on heritage sites

·         Provision of public housing for the urban poor

 

·         Melaka

·         Malaysia

Istanbul (urban renewal day)

·         Redevelopment of slums

·         Disaster risks and its effects on housing policies

·         Housing market dynamics

 

·         Istanbul metropolitan area

Moscow, St. Petersburg

·         Housing governance

·         Moscow or St. Petersburg

Delhi

 

·         Housing governance

·         Delhi and other Indian cities

Lyon, Dortmund

(urban renewal day)

·         Urban regeneration

·         Housing redevelopment

·         Governance in regeneration

·         Confluence project in Lyon

·         Lake Phoenix restoration project in Dortmund

 

Kampala

(housing day)

·         Challenges of informal settlements

·         Housing financing challenges

·         Land value capture

 

·         Kampala

Mexico City

(urban renewal and housing days)

·         Housing reconstruction financing schemes

·         Land value monitoring processes

 

·         Mexico City

·         INFONAVIT and CONAVI

 
 Excluding 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.
Rapid urbanization implies important consequences for sectors which have not taken this phenomenon fully into account so far. Cities consume approximately 70% of global energy and in IGLUS, we highlight how cities cope with their ever-increasing energy demand. 
LocationTheory, conceptsPractical examples, cases

Seoul

·         Producing energy thanks to more environment-friendly methods

·         Seoul, ‘One less nuclear power plant policy’

Kuala Lumpur, Singapore

·         Integration of renewables thanks to a smart grid

·         Melaka World Solar Valley

Moscow, St. Petersburg

·         Energy, with less fossil fuels

·         Moscow or St. Petersburg

Lyon, Dortmund

·         Various dimensions of energy transitions

·         Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan area

·         Germany in general

Kampala

·         How to bring natural gas and electricity to households

 

·         Uganda in general

Mexico City

·         Energy governance

·         Ageing energy infrastructure

 

·         Mexico City

·         Mexico in general

 With the exceptions of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Delhi, Istanbul, New York and Detroit, presentations on the above topics have already taken place and corresponding slides and readings are openly available for our currently enrolled and past IGLUS participants.
Although there is not a common definition yet, smart city has become one of the most popular topics for cities during the last decade. We now have many different cities around the world competing to be ‘smarter’. In IGLUS, we try to understand the scope of this concept and who are the actors involved in such initiatives. 

Location

Theory, concepts

Practical examples, cases

Seoul (smart city day, field visits)

·         Security challenges in IoT

·         Smart city as a platform

·         Governance in the smart city

 

·         Seoul, ‘Smart Seoul’

Kuala Lumpur, Singapore (smart city day, field visits)

·         Converged telecommunications technology and regulation

·         Economic and social aspects in smart cities

·         Autonomous vehicles

·         Kuala Lumpur

·         Cyberjaya

Istanbul

·         Smart mobility applications

·         Istanbul

Lyon, Dortmund

·         Smart city actions

·         Smart mobility

·         Autonomous vehicles

 

·         Lyon

·         Wien

 

Kampala

 

·         Improving mobility through smart applications

 

·         Safe Boda

 Excluding Moscow, St. Petersburg, Delhi, Singapore and 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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