Training on sustainable cities

Training on Sustainable Cities 

(A training for City Leaders for sustainable and resilient cities)

To educate and empower the city leaders, administrators and city council members to develop their cities sustainably, Green Institute has launched “Training on sustainable cities”. The course also aims to promote Sustainable Development Goal 11 (making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable“ by 2030), at local level. As a national member of UN-SDSN, Green Institute has taken reference from the course “ sustainable cities” designed by the SDG Academy of the UN-SDSN.

Course contents:

Module 1: The urban opportunity

1.1 The urban opportunity (I&II)

1.2 Cities as centers of cultural and social transformation (I&II)

1.3 The challenge of urban politics, planning, and governance (I&II)

1.4 Urban research and methods

1.5 Urban theory and history

Module 2: What makes a city function?

2.1 Understanding urban systems

2.2 Municipal, regional and national governance

2.3 Urban utilities and services

2.4 Urban public finance and taxation

2.5 Law, order and conflict

2.6 Land management and planning

2.7 How cities function: lessons from other cities

Module 3: How can we reduce urban poverty and make cities inclusive and safe?

3.1 What is urban poverty?

3.2 New ways to measure urban poverty

3.3 Cities as sites for poverty reduction

3.4 What is affordable and adequate housing?

3.5 Who can deliver the housing we need?

3.6 Safety and violence

3.7 Urban risks and vulnerabilities

Module 4: How can we make cities productive and reduce inequality?

4.1 Cities as loci of production and consumption

4.2 Women in the informal economy

4.3 Migration, mobility, and the urban-rural continuum

4.4 Wealth and inequality in urban areas

4.5 Migration and the refugee crisis

Module 5: How can we improve human development in cities?

5.1 Addressing the challenges of urban public health

5.2 Health services and planning solutions for improving urban health

5.3 Education and skills

5.4 Higher education in cities

5.5 Gender in the city

5.6 Human rights and justice

5.7 Law and equality

5.8 Apartheid and planning in South African cities

Module 6: How can we provide universal urban services and infrastructure?

6.1 Sustainable environmental services and infrastructure

6.2 Sustainable transport planning

6.3 Information, communication, and technology

6.4 Sustainable urban energy systems

6.5 Sustainable transport planning: Bangkok

Module 7: How can the urban environment be protected and cities be made resilient?

7.1 Air, water, food and natural resources

7.2 Urban agriculture for sustainable cities

7.3 How do cities accumulate risk exposure?

7.4 Climate impacts, adaptation, and mitigation

7.5 Building urban resilience

7.6 Environmental planning, management and the politics of change

7.7 Sustainable environmental practices: Durban

7.8 Urban disaster risk management

7.9 Post-disaster recovery

Module 8: How can cities and urban areas be governed better to make them more sustainable?

8.1 SDGs and other global processes

8.2 New forms of institutions and governance

8.3 Public participation and democracy (I&II)

8.4 Financing sustainable development

8.5 Measuring and monitoring the SDGs

8.6 Addressing the opportunities of secondary cities

Module 9: Who can enable and implement this change?

9.1 Who is helping make cities more sustainable?

9.2 United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and urban sustainability

9.3 Urban innovation: community-based organizations and civil society

9.4 UN-Habitat and international development and financing agencies

9.5 Implementing urban sustainability

9.6 International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) and urban sustainability

9.7 Local leadership

9.8 International climate action

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