WHAT: MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Sustainable Cities by SDG Academy
This 14-week course, curated and led by Professor Aromar Revi of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), aims to equip participants with a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of the leading practices and debates on urban sustainability.
Sustainable cities build on the extraordinary potential of urban areas to enable change due to concentration of economic activity, innovation and job creation; the potential for social transformation, high levels of concentration of culture, people, infrastructure and buildings and the ability to redefine the relationship between rural and urban, and thereby enable rural prosperity.
This course examines how urban sustainability can be delivered: how cities function as systems of systems; how we can increase urban productivity and reduce urban poverty and inequality, enable urban inclusion and safety; provide universal basic services, housing and infrastructure; protect the urban environment, reduce risk and vulnerability.
It further explores what actions need to be taken to improve urban governance and financing for sustainable development and key institutions and agents that can make this possible.
About the SDG Academy
The SDG Academy aims to provide high-quality, massive open online education in collaboration with the member institutions and partners of the SDSN.
The SDG Academy brings together the world’s foremost experts on sustainable development – including health, education, climate change, agriculture and food systems, sustainable investment, and other related fields – to offer a comprehensive core curriculum, equipping the next generation of “Sustainable Development Practitioners” to take on the complex challenges facing our planet.
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