We are living in a time characterized by change; from our rapidly warming climate, to growing urbanization, as well as demographic shifts, to global pandemics and conflicts. Municipalities are at the center of this change and are facing a growing number of complex challenges.
To prepare for and adapt to an increasingly uncertain future, new tools and approaches can help municipalities be prepared for and support a sense of readiness for the changing future.
What will this course cover?
This course introduces some of the key topics that will shape municipalities in the coming decades. The intention of this course is to boost the future readiness of municipalities to shape thriving and prosperous places.
Across a series of modules, you will gain a broad understanding of a range of topics; from the Green Deal, and Smart and Inclusive Cities, to approaches to managing complex problems and mobilizing municipal resources, funding and financing.
The course provides a range of opportunities to learn; from video summaries and bite-sized content to interactive quizzes and activities to help you to apply these new learnings to your own context.
What can I expect to gain from this course?
This course has been designed for a broad range of municipal officials, ranging from municipal policymakers and planners to political leadership and mayors. It offers an opportunity for all municipal changemakers to learn a new foundation of future-readiness.
UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub
European Commission, DG NEAR
& through the Learning Community: M4EG Network
This course has been co-created for the M4EG by Arup, Climate-KIC, TalTech and UNDP.