ABOUT THIS COURSE
BUILT FOR TOMORROW
The world’s urban population is set to increase dramatically in the next three decades with most of this rapid urbanisation occurring in towns and cities of less than one million inhabitants, referred to collectively in the Rapid Planning Toolkit as ‘secondary cities’. The speed and scale of growth means that managing urban areas, and planning for new sustainable urban extensions, will be one of the most important challenges facing cities and societies in the 21st century.
This introductory course will give an overview of the key concepts surrounding the Rapid Planning Toolkit and what each of the four steps involves. On completion of this course, you will receive a certificate endorsed by Commonwealth Association of Planners, the Commonwealth Local Government Forum, the Commonwealth Association of Architects and the Commonwealth Engineers Council.
Whilst the toolkit is predominantly aimed at secondary cities in the Global South, where built environment professional capacity is constrained, there are many elements of the toolkit that are applicable to countries across the world such as the issue of density and participatory planning. We encourage anyone interested in learning about managing sustainable cities, to undertake this course.