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Sustainability, Resilience and Efficiency are fundamental considerations for city managers in managing urban infrastructures. Today, more than 3.9 billion people, making up more than 54% of the global population, live in cities. Urbanization is expected to continue in the coming years, raising the urban population to 6.0 billion by 2045. This dramatic increase in urban populations will inevitably increase the demand for energy, mobility (transportation), water, and other urban services in every city around the world. Without functional governance and management structures that ensure efficient, resilient and sustainable performance in cities, the current urbanization growth might become a catastrophic risk threatening the quality of life of the humanity. Sustainable development in 21st century can only be realized by introducing innovations in both management and operations of urban infrastructures systems. Developing management practices that effectively integrates the processes of urban planning with urban infrastructures planning and management is a challenging goal that many cities are struggling with nowadays, but is a must for transforming cities to sustainable and resilient engines of growth in both developing and developed economies. This course will provide you with the basic principles of urban infrastructure management that are fundamental for building prosperous cities that are sustainable, resilient and efficient. In order to obtain a certificate for this course, the participants have to pass four graded quizzes and complete four mandatory assignments, plus a final exam. In addition to the graded assignments students have the option to write a 7-10 page peer-reviewed case study about management of energy OR transportation system in their city (on your own choice). The best case studies will be also evaluated by our jury at IGLUS and the authors of the 3 best case studies will win a full tuition fee waiver scholarship to enroll in the IGLUS professional training program in Spring 2017. You can also pre-enroll in our upcoming MOOC on Smart Cities now. Find our more here:

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Feb 23, 2017

Very informative, well planed and presented, learned a lot and piqued and interest to continue with part 2. Thank you to the lectures and all that were involved in this course for the hard work.


Jul 28, 2019

This course gives you a deep insight into Urban Infrastructure system and its management. The key challenges to operate any city are being discussed in detail. So overall good experience.

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por Ryan F

Nov 11, 2017

Great case study reading notes, videos could include more engaging speakers.

por immanuel j n i

Sep 07, 2019

Very good course. Gives a very good intro to urban infra management.


Jun 18, 2020

This course is highly informative and engaging. Thank You


Jun 22, 2016

Course is very good waiting for next in the series.

por Olumayowa A

Sep 11, 2018

Great course, learnt a lot on management process.

por Kristo R

Apr 09, 2017

Interesting, but quite repetitive and theoretical


Dec 22, 2017

Cette première partie est intéressante, merci.

por Enrico R

Mar 17, 2016

Excellent short introduction to the topic.

por Sri A K

Jul 08, 2020

The course is very interesting

por Diatta m

Jul 27, 2019

study case should be in video

por Animesh K

Jul 13, 2019

very informative.

por Mouhamadou D

Aug 07, 2017

clair et détaillé

por Alejandro T

May 12, 2018


por Marie R

Dec 03, 2017


por Rob R

Jan 22, 2018

Topic is interesting, although I would have liked to see a bit more in-depth analysis and focus on practical applications. It felt as if the focus was mostly on the theory, and the questions were generally too simple.

por Khwmdwn M

May 26, 2020

While it gives us a broad perspective on Urban Infrastructures, a more detailed lectures would be of much more help

por Nikita C

Apr 01, 2017

A good starting point in Urban Infrastructures Management, but too theoretical.

por Nicolas R S

May 30, 2016

Videos and quizes are too long and too large

por Tyler B

Mar 27, 2017

Very cursory and doesn't get into analysis about why things are the way they are. This course just explains who the actors, their roles and environment they operate in. It would have been much more interesting and useful to learn the why.

por Varun S

Jun 26, 2020

I gained less knowledge and more headache from this course!