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Smartnet through its section on Learning Modules provides a catalog of E-Learning Courses, MOOCs and Webinars, relevant to the urban sector.


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    From Climate Science to Action
    2017CE May 8th

    Each part of the world faces specific vulnerabilities to climate change and has different opportunities to mitigate the effects and build resilience in the 21st century. With the ratification of the Paris Agreement, many countries have acceded to act in combatting climate change. Indeed, without...

  • Transit Oriented Development at a Corridor Scale (Facilitated)
    2017CE May 3rd to 2017CE Jun 6th

    About this course: Transit oriented development (TOD) is a powerful cross-cutting urban planning strategy to achieve sustainable urban form through integrating land use and transport. It promotes compact, mixed use and income, pedestrian- and bike friendly development organized...

  • Municipal Finances - A Learning Program for Local Governments (Facilitated)
    2017CE Mar 20th to 2017CE May 14th

    About this course: From Detroit to Lahore, most cities around the world are facing financing challenges. Bankruptcy, budget deficits, unmaintained infrastructure, declining quality of services and increasing urban poverty are unfortunately too common headlines. At the same time...

  • Smart Cities – Management of Smart Urban Infrastructures
    2017CE Feb to 2017CE Mar

    About this course: Learn about the principles of management of urban infrastructures in the era of Smart Cities. The introduction of Smart urban technologies into legacy infrastructures has already resulted and will continue to result in numerous challenges and opportunities....

  • Policy Lessons From South Korea's Development
    Policy Lessons From South Korea's Development
    2017CE Jan 17th to 2017CE Feb 13th

    The World Bank Group is launching a FREE Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Policy Lessons from South Korea’s Development on January 17, 2017. To sign up, please visit:

  • Greening the Economy: Sustainable Cities
    2016CE Nov 7th to 2017CE Dec 12th

    About this course: This course will explore sustainable cities as engines for greening the economy. We place cities in the context of sustainable urban transformation and climate change. Sustainable urban transformation refers to structural transformation processes – multi-...

  • Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries
    2016CE Oct 31st to 2016CE Dec 5th

    About this course: Have you come across large piles of garbage in neighborhoods and streets, or smelly waste disposal sites polluting the environment of low and middle income countries? Are you also convinced that improvements are necessary and do you want to know what kind of...

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    GTU E-Courses on Smart Cities Development
    2016CE Aug 16th

    GTU-Graduate School of Smart Cities Development has announced the following four smart city certificate E-Courses beginning August 2016:

    • Smart Cities Planning and Development
    • Project Management on Smart Cities
    • Application of Solar Energy for Smart Cities
    • ...

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    E-learning: Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries
    2016CE Apr 11th

    About this course: The course aims to enhance the capacity of local decision-makers and urban and transportation planners to formulate and implement appropriate policies that contribute to sustainability in urban transport in developing countries.

    It allows an analysis of...

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    E-Learning Portal for Swachh Bharat (Urban)

    One of the key objectives of the Swachh Bharat Mission is to ensure its sustainability by strengthening the capacities of the stakeholders, by familiarizing them with new concepts in the field of sanitation and waste management.This portal draws from the leading practices in sanitation sector...

  • Cities and Climate Change Leadership (Self-paced) by World Bank Group

    About this course: The e-Learning course on Cities and Climate Change Leadership will serve as an introductory course providing an overview of basic concepts, policies, institutions and financial instruments. Its overall objective is to encourage city leaders and decision makers...

  • E-Procurement Learning (Self-Paced)

    About this course: E-Government procurement (e-GP) projects are often part of the wider e-government efforts of countries to efficiently and effectively serve their citizens and businesses. E-GP promotes better governance in public procurement by increasing transparency and...

  • Sustainable Urban Land Use Planning (Self-paced)

    About this course: Urbanization is the defining global phenomenon of this century. For the first time in history, more than half the world’s population lives in urban areas. Between 2000 and 2030, in developing countries, the urban population is expected to double, and entire...

  • Land Readjustment (Self-Paced)

    About this course: Land readjustment generally refers to a process in which a group of neighboring land owners and occupants combine their land parcels together for unified planning, servicing and redevelopment.  This tool has been used in many developed and developing countries...

  • Energy Efficiency in Cities (Self-paced)

    About this course: The e-learning program has been developed under the City Energy Efficiency Transformation Initiative (CEETI) managed by the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and has benefitted from a collaboration between ESMAP, the World Bank Climate Change...


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