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About

As African cities grow, learn how development and planning help urban actors to make cities just and sustainable for all. The Development and Planning in African Cities - Exploring theories, policies and practices from Sierra Leone course is offered at UCL by FutureLearn.

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Overview

In the next 35 years, Africa will need to accommodate almost 900 million new urban dwellers. Hundreds of smaller cities are doubling in size every 20 years, half of Africa’s urban dwellers live in informal settlements in precarious conditions, and 75% of these are younger than 35.

The Development and Planning in African Cities - Exploring theories, policies and practices from Sierra Leone course from UCL by FutureLearn will explore African cities through the lenses of spatial justice and social diversity, challenging myths and assumptions about urban development and demonstrating how different processes interact and shape the development of a city.

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Understand how different processes interact and shape the urban development of a city
  • Demonstrate an understanding of some key development and planning issues in African cities through justice and spatial lenses
  • Reflect upon the tensions between wider urban theories and regional processes on one hand, and the specificity of urban contexts on the other
  • Explain the specific and different roles and challenges of each urban actor in urban planning and development processes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the urban challenges faced by Freetown and their potential solutions

Programme Structure

Syllabus

  • Urban land and informalities
  • Governance and participatory planning
  • Vulnerability and infrastructure

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 30 days
    • 3 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The course is open to people from any disciplinary background with a desire to learn about urban development and planning in African cities and potentially to those who would like to pursue a career in urban development or planning.
  • It is suitable for urban professionals who work or may in future want to work in Sub-Saharan Africa and would like to gain an understanding of how its cities are made and developed.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 30 days.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 30 days.
  • Extra Benefits if you upgrade: From $49

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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