More than half of the world’s population now live in cities, compared to only 5% in the 18th century. This rapid urbanisation has resulted in inadequate infrastructure, physical inactivity, gentrification, air pollution, and growing numbers of slum dwellers – all factors that are now challenging the health and wellbeing of the people living in cities.
In this EIT Health Urbanisation and Health MOOC - massive open online course - programme, you will learn about the key determinants of urban health and the history of major trends in urban planning, alongside innovative and people-centered approaches to creating sustainable solutions. Presentations and cases are provided by researchers and a range of local and global stakeholders engaged in urban planning.
What do you get?
- EXPERT KNOWLEDGE: Master skills and learn from researchers and key stakeholders with experience in urban planning
- ON-DEMAND EDUCATION: Learn and submit work at times most convenient to you through our online platform
- REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE: Study previous real-world urban planning activities with our expert tutors from across Europe
- TOOLS AND RESOURCES: Utilise a series of resources to inspire awareness and act
Researchers and stakeholders in urban planning will introduce you to cases from cities in Denmark, Spain, Portugal and many other urban settings across the world in order to further interdisciplinary knowledge on urbanisation and health.
The programme is set out across 5 modules:
- How Urbanisation, Health and Urban Planning Relate
- Ageing and Gentrification
- Nature-based Solutions
- Innovative Solutions
- Innovation and Communication
- Format: 5-week online course of video lectures, quizzes, and optional and mandatory readings and discussions
- Cost: Free
Who should apply?
The programme is open to anyone who wants to further interdisciplinary knowledge on urbanisation and health, including citizens and activists as well planners, practitioners and decision-makers with a professional interest in sustainable urban planning from countries around the world.