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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 31 hours to complete

Suggested: 5-6 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese (European)
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Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 31 hours to complete

Suggested: 5-6 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese (European)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Introduction to African Cities and Urban Planning (Part I)

The state of urbanized zones. What are the big issues and challenges? A first approach to urban planning....
Reading
7 videos (Total 68 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Urbanization in Africa (Part 1)13m
Urbanization in Africa (Part 2)6m
African Cities (Part 1)8m
African Cities (Part 2)10m
What is Urban Planning (Part 1)11m
What is Urban Planning (Part 2)12m
Reading5 readings
On the programme this week1m
State of African Cities (Urban Transition)m
Bibliography10m
Compulsory reading45m
Compulsory reading30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Video Quiz #120m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Introduction to African Cities and Urban Planning (Part 2)

Following the first week, we will continue to explore African cities by their issues, the challenges they represent, and the urban models which they are issued....
Reading
5 videos (Total 54 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 videos
Issues and Challenges (Part 2)13m
Which Model For Which City? (Part 1)11m
Which Model for Which City? (Part 2)13m
The Forms of Urbanization4m
Reading3 readings
Weekly programme10m
Compulsory reading30m
Compulsory reading10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Video Quiz #216m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Urban Themes

Urban planning relies on tools in order to organize transportation, amenities, spaces, and housing. The result is a channeling of urban forms. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 48 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Sustainable Urban Development10m
Climate Change12m
Urban Environment4m
Transportation and Mobility10m
Reading4 readings
Weekly programme10m
Compulsory reading on global cities25m
Compulsory reading on climate change20m
Compulsory reading on mobility45m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Video Quiz #326m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Urban Functions

Here we will learn to establish subdivisions step by step....
Reading
4 videos (Total 61 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Land Issues8m
Public Spaces12m
Habitat18m
Reading3 readings
Weekly programme10m
Compulsory readingm
Compulsory reading30m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Video Quiz #420m

Instructors

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Jérôme Chenal

Dr
Faculté de l'Environnement Naturel, Architectural et Construit - ENAC
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Rémi Jaligot

Mr
School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering

About École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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