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CCE 201 - Upgrading Informal Settlement Projects and Landscape Management

Code Start Date Duration Venue
CCE 201 19 June 2023 5 Days Cairo Registration Form Link
CCE 201 03 July 2023 5 Days Berlin Registration Form Link
CCE 201 14 August 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CCE 201 04 September 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
CCE 201 09 October 2023 5 Days Muscat Registration Form Link
CCE 201 13 November 2023 5 Days London Registration Form Link
CCE 201 04 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

With half of the world’s population living in cities today, poverty is increasingly becoming an urban phenomenon. The world population living in slums, currently estimated to be one billion, will probably double by 2025 and triple in the following two decades. These challenges will require not only unprecedented political will and financial resources, but also sustained and broader capacity development efforts, supporting those institutions and individuals charged with planning and managing urban upgrading and slum prevention. 

The course is designed to enable urban practitioners to acquire basic knowledge and skills on how to design and manage a slum upgrading intervention effectively, while situating it within a broader policy and institutional environment. 

Course Objectives

  • Understanding the challenges and opportunities of existing and future informal settlements
  • Understanding the key policy approaches to address these in different contexts
  • Analyzing the key operational design aspects of an upgrading intervention 
  • Learning from real cases and practitioners’ experiences
  • Applying the knowledge and skills gained into the design of their own upgrading projects
  • Learning how to manage infrastructure, land, housing, social inclusion, financing, and operational management 

Who Should Attend?

  • Managers
  • Policy makers and urban practitioners
  • National and subnational government officials
  • CSOs and private sector officials
  • Anyone planning to become more effective in upgrading informal settlement projects

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction
  • The case for upgrading
  • Estimating the number of informal settlements
  • Planning a slum upgrading project

Day 2

  • Improving infrastructure  
  • Basic services in slum
  • Estimating the number of households who live in informal settlements
  • Financing a slum upgrading project

Day 3

  • Land regularization in upgrading
  • Profile of households and families
  • Improving shelter conditions
  • Social dimensions of upgrading

Day 4

  • Health and Education
  • Sustaining Improvements
  • Landscape plants
  • Contemporary landscaping designs

Day 5

  • Insects, disease and weeds control
  • Lawn and landscape maintenance
  • Landscape power equipment operation
  • Conclusions and recommendations