New e-learning course: “Sustainable Urban Land Use Planning”

New e-learning course: “Sustainable Urban Land Use Planning” available and open for registration

February 13 – March 30, 2012 (Apply by January 24, 2012)

After a successful launch in early 2011, the new Sustainable Urban Land Use Planning e-learning course developed by the World Bank Institute is being offered under the World Bank e-Institute.

This course demonstrates how urban practitioners, policymakers, and city managers can effectively utilize policies and planning instruments to manage urban growth and achieve sustainable, equitable, and efficient development outcomes.

The course consists of seven modules, with case studies of good practices from around the world:
I. Understanding How Land Use Planning Contributes to Sustainable Urban Development
II. Institutions, Policies and Tools for Effective Land Use Planning
III. How to Integrate Land Use Planning and Infrastructure
IV. How to Manage Growth in Peri-Urban Areas
V. How to Promote Local Economic Development through Land Use Planning
VI. Social Equity and Land Use Planning
VII. Climate Change and Land Use Planning

Delivered entirely online, the course will be self-directed with support and tutoring from online facilitators. Online discussions, exercises on strategies, programs and action plans, and self-tests are built into each module, which help participants share their findings with peers and receive feedback. Virtual social networks and periodic knowledge exchange events on land use planning will enable alumni to build a community of practice for continued learning and networking.

For more information, please contact: Mansha Chen at

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