Urban Management Tools for Climate Change, Short Course

Urban Management Tools for Climate Change, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 21 days
    Duration
University rank #72 (WUR) ,
The Urban Management Tools for Climate Change (UMTCC) course is offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam. Participants will acquire knowledge and skills on how to perform vulnerability assessments of cities and will be introduced to specific tools and adaptation actions that deal with climate change and climate variability. 

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The Urban Management Tools for Climate Change (UMTCC) course is offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam.

How do we analyse low-carbon and climate resilient urban development options and how we strategically decide which ones to include in climate action plans? What opportunities and challenges do cities have in relation to mainstreaming climate change policies and actions into existing plans?

Cities play an essential role in adapting to climate change. They are increasingly expected to undertake actions to adapt to sea level rise, floods, droughts and other natural disasters exacerbated by climate change and climate variability. Mapping the most at risk areas of a city with relevant stakeholders is fundamental in understanding how to reduce a city’s vulnerability.

Cities are also expected to follow a low-carbon development path, which cuts across sectors and planning practices. Participants will acquire knowledge and skills on how to perform vulnerability assessments of cities and will be introduced to specific tools as well as adaptation and mitigation actions that deal with climate change.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Course takes place:  17 June – 05 July 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 21 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Urban Management Tools for Climate Change (UMTCC) shares extensive knowledge of climate change adaptation, resilience and low-carbon development through lectures, case studies, presentations, group discussions, simulation exercises and field visits. 

At the end of the course participants will analyse and evaluate detailed assessment reports of various case studies and will develop a local climate change action plan for a specific city.

Rotterdam is considered as one of the frontrunner cities with regard to climate adaptation and resilience to climate induced disasters. 

The course will look at the Rotterdam Climate Initiative and Rotterdam Climate Proof Programs and a range of innovative plans and actions such as ‘floating communities’ that aim to transform a polluting harbour city into a low carbon and climate proof city.

Audience

If you are a professional working or intend to work on urban climate change related issues then you are suitable for this course.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

We welcome applications from prospective students with a wide variety of backgrounds, all related to the field of urban management and development. Each application is considered carefully, taking the individual potential of the applicant into account. Before you start your application, please read the application procedure and admissions information carefully.

  • At least a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university in a field related to the chosen course.
  • Fluency in English in order to fully understand and participate in all aspects of the program
    • Motivational statement

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
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  • Please note that for EU participants, the VAT of 21% will apply. The tuition fee stated above is excluding the VAT.

Living costs for Rotterdam

  • 760 - 1270 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • If you are looking for a fellowship to sponsor your study at IHS then you must take a number of steps. IHS can try to assist you for this purpose, but in most cases it is the student’s responsibility.
  • Keep in mind that procedures to get a fellowship take time. We advise you to approach donors and funding agencies at least 6 months in advance. If you have any questions on fellowship possibilities, please contact admisson@ihs.nl. 
  • The Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) deadline is 20th of September. 

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