University of Applied Research & Development (UARD)

PRICE: $600

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to: explain and contrast the concept of urban resilience and vulnerability; understand links and interactions between urban development, disaster risk and governance processes; assess the impact of disasters on changes in governance and urbanization; analyse the place of social capital, community, and government institutions in disaster response; apply learning from the course to design and evaluate proposals for enhancing societal resilience to crises.

The learning outcomes for the module are as follows:

  1. Knowledge and skill building that will enable the students to use design as a medium for adaptation strategies.
  2. Compare and contrast India’s urban poor vulnerabilities to urban American and other developed-nation communities

Key Topics

  • Introduction to climate change, urban environment and climate risks
  • climate change policies (NAPCC, UNFCCC, Kyoto Protocol), Impacts of Climate Change on cities and the Urban Poor
  • Risk identification, Assessment methods and Principles of Building Urban Resilience
  • Data Gathering, Mapping, assessing and evaluating risks
  • Adaptation strategies through risk based urban planning as well as urban infrastructure upgradation

Course Duration

22 -28 hours with the ability to start/stop/return at any time.

Recommended Participants

This course is for:

  • first responders,
  • active service military,
  • emergency managers and
  • veterans

Take this course to understand the theory behind their practice and increase their professional capacity when responding to a major emergency. This course is also aimed at personnel who form part of the Emergency Response organization.

Belhaven University PLA Credits Assessed: 0.5

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