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Urban Governance: Resilient & Smart Cities

Short or summer course

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This course focuses on strategies, frameworks and tools to strengthen cities’ resilience to absorb and recover from any shock or stress coming from outside and inside while adapting to maintaining its essential functions.

In consultation with international experts, the first part of the course is designed to blend theoretical debates with practical experiences, real-life scenarios, as well as group works to examine cities vulnerabilities across territories. The discussions are designed to help you answer the following questions:  To what must cities be resilient? How can cities, as complex systems adapt and, be resilient?  How can cities finance resilience? How can cities innovate by making use of open data to enhance resilience?

The course blends classroom discussions with study visits to the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water, Province of South Holland, The Hague Municipality, Amsterdam Urban Ecosystem, and Rotterdam Global Adaptation Centre to offer practice-oriented learning, but importantly to ensure that participants gain practical knowledge from the Dutch best practices as highly encouraged in the UN 2030 urban agenda.






14 days

ECTS credits

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Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 3,595


Application requirements

At least 2 years relevant work experience

Proven profiencency of the English language (reading, writing and speaking)

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
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€ 3,595
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
15 May '24 17 Apr '24 22 Aug '23


You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

Orange Knowledge Programma (OKP)

The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to contribute to a society's sustainable and inclusive development. Its scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries.

MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP)

The MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) offers scholarships to professionals for short courses in the Netherlands.