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.
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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.
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.
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