6 hours ساعة
According to the UN, the world became predominantly urban in the last decade. However, this fascinating change is not being led by traditional urban centres, but by the extreme accelerated urbanisation process of emerging economies. Traditional approaches may not be suitable to address the urban challenges of the emerging world. The complexity of the urban environment in the Global South demands to go beyond traditional urban strategies and policies. In that sense, this MOOC aims to debate alternative approaches of three urban themes using case studies on the emerging world: Spatial Justice, Urban Resilience, and Housing Provision and Management.
What You Will Learn•IDENTIFY alternative THEORIES for urban challenges in emerging economies
•IDENTIFY urban CHALLENGES in local contexts
•DEVELOP critical APPROACHES on how to implement alternative theories to address local urban challenges
•TRANSLATE KNOWLEDGE into analytical tools and innovative urban solutions
Instructors and Team
Luz Maria Vergara d’Alençon
Dr. Luz Maria Vergara d'Alençon is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Management in the Built Environment at TU Delft. Her PhD focused on the role of civil society organisations in supporting low-income homeowners to improve the management of their condominium housing. She is an architect and holds a MSc in Architecture from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Luz María was born in Chile and resides in the Netherlands since 2014. Throughout her professional career she has performed functions in architectural design, independent consultancy, research and teaching. Her research ...