“Urban Governance: Resilient and Smart Cities” Course by The Hague Academy

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  • Apply Before : April 23, 2021
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Opportunity Details

  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Fields of study Urban And Governance Studies
  • Opportunity Type : Self Funded
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 88506

Opportunity Description

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Course introduction:

The Hague Academy for Local Governance in the Netherlands provides a short-term and specially designed course on “Urban Governance: Resilient and Smart Cities” to help professionals and city planners foster their understanding of smart city solutions and the concept of functioning urban governance.

Why this course?

In the face of a world where the majority of the population live in urban places, cities have become the engines of (economic) development and creativity, while on the other hand, cities are forcibly confronting many of the world’s most critical challenges: poverty and inequality, migration, pollution, natural disasters, and other consequences of climate change. Considering these complex challenges, urban resilience, and smart city solutions have become important concepts in the urban governance agenda, providing a way forward for urban local authorities, city planners, urban policymakers, and practitioners.

Therefore, this course on urban governance centers on strategies, frameworks, and means to enhance cities’ resilience: their ability to attract and recover from internal and external faults or stress, maintain their essential functions, and adapt and flourish in the face of continual change.

Course details

Application closing date: 23 April 2021

Course provider: The Hague Academy for Local Governance, Netherlands

Course duration: 31 May-11 June 2021

Language: English

Course benefits

The course mixes theoretical debates with practical experiences, actual scenarios, as well as group work.

The course also provides visits to the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water, the Province of South Holland, The Hague Municipality, Amsterdam Urban Ecosystem, Smart City Amsterdam, and the Rotterdam Global Center on Adaptation.

Learning Objectives

Participants will gain practical knowledge on how to:

  • Evaluate the vulnerability of cities using resilience strategies and frameworks;
  • Devise strategies and tools for urban resilience in an inclusive and participatory way;
  • Make effective and ethical use of data and innovative technologies to design smart solutions in support of resilience;
  • Organize key stakeholders to build sustainable partnerships to build resilient and smart cities.

Intended Audience: Who can participate?

This course is designed for professionals working for:

  • Municipal, provincial or national authorities involved in urban governance and development such as city planners and urban policymakers.
  • Donor organizations or NGOs involved in developing cities’ capacity for resilience and designing future proof cities.

Practical information

The course fee is € 3.150, which includes all training-related expenses and drinks, lunches, training materials, and travel during the training program. Travel to and from The Hague and lodging are excluded. If you apply with three or more colleagues for this course, group discounts are available.

Course fee payment

After submitting the completed application, applicants will receive a confirmation of their course registration and an invoice. The payment deadline is 4-weeks before the start of the training course.

You can read more about the payment terms and method through the main link below.

Funding opportunities

Most of the participants of these courses are mainly funded by their employers of different categories. If you look for some sponsors, go through the main link where you will find some.

How to participate in this course?

Interested individuals can apply for this course by completing an online registration through the link below.

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For further details about the course, additional funding opportunists, payment and its cancellation terms, a list of experts in the course, and visa application, please refer to The Hague Academy’s website.

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For inquiries regarding the program, please email [email protected] or call +31(70) 37 38 695.

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