Call for contributions to our new IGLUS Newsletter on the following topic:
Ports in Cities – the governance challenges
What is IGLUS?
IGLUS is an action-research program that seeks to contribute to the better governance of increasingly larger, increasingly complex and increasingly dynamic urban systems.
Online Action-Learning certificates
Building on our global network for a unique learning experience we offer 5-day online certificate courses
The course will take place on the indicated weeks (Monday to Friday) each day between
17:00 and 18:30 CET (Central European Time) so as to allow participants from all over the
world to join. The course consists of online highly moderated discussions on specific cutting-
edge urban infrastructure governance topics, triggered each time by short and provocative
inputs by 4 to 5 experts (academics and practitioners) drawn from our global network, so as to illustrate the relevant perspectives on the selected topic.
The number of participants is each time limited to maximum 30 people (plus 4-5 experts and
2 IGLUS moderators). After completing the 5 online sessions during the week, and after
writing a cap-stone paper of 3000 words, participants will obtain an IGLUS certificate.
The cost for a one-week course is 200 USD if enrolment takes place more than 30 days before
the beginning of the course, 300 USD thereafter if space remains. Enrolment is on a first-
come first-serve basis. 80% reimbursement if canceled one month prior to the course, no
Metropolitan action-learning experiences
Meet our network partners around the world
We offer physical 4-day action-learning experiences (Wednesday to Saturday) in selected metropolitan areas around the world. In each of the metropolitan areas we will learn about the governance of each time three particularly challenging infrastructure systems thanks to lectures by practitioners and local academics (mornings) as well as field visits (afternoons), all framed and moderated by the IGLUS team.
Participation is each time limited to a maximum of 25 people, paying particular attention to
geographical, professional, and disciplinary diversity. After completing the 4-day metropolitan action-learning experience, and after writing a cap-stone paper of 3000 words, participants will obtain an IGLUS certificate.
The cost for a four-day action-learning experience is 500 USD, if enrolment takes places more than 30 before the beginning of the course, and 600 USD thereafter if space remains. Enrolment is on a first-come first-serve basis. 80% reimbursement if canceled one month prior to the course, no
Learning to grow
New Governance Models
IGLUS brings together practitioners and academics from the relevant stakeholders and disciplines to foster a comprehensive approach to urban governance
IGLUS is an action-research program created by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne: École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2011
IGLUS’ mission is to contribute to the better governance of increasingly larger, complex and dynamic urban systems
IGLUS provides a global platform to learn, share, experiment and anticipate urban governance challenges