The course is structured into 4 weeks of around one-hour lectures. Each week is subdivided into five, 10 to 12-minute, self-contained video lectures, followed by practice quizzes. Useful links and bibliographical references are also provided. At the end of each learning week, you may also complete a graded quiz in order to assess your learnings throughout the section.
The course is structured as follows:
Week 1: Designing cities
During this first week we will examine the urban planning phase, and in particular try to understand the complexities involved in the “production of urban space”.
Week 2: Governing cities I
The main objective of the second week is to analyse the institutional, the organizational and the financial issues of metropolitan governance.
Week 3: Governing cities II
During this third week, we will still be dealing with urban governance, yet focusing on the economic and social justice challenges and how to address them.
Week 4: Urban regeneration
During the fourth week we will address the third phase of the urban value-chain, namely various ways and means of urban regeneration.