The Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI) of the Inter-American Development Bank, in partnership with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP) and thanks to the support of the City of Santander, are pleased to introduce the first Course on Urban Sustainability: Models for Better Management and Planning at the Magdalena Palace in Santander, Spain from July 28 to August 1, 2014.
The course is designed for professionals who are interested in urban development topics (urban planning and infrastructure, climate change and public finance in cities) such as those who work for city government or local development institutions, universities, non-profit organizations, private sector and financial institutions related to city administration.
More than 75 national and international experts teach the course, along with a group of Spanish and Latin American mayors who will share their cities’ experiences in implementing sustainable solutions. The program includes theoretical as well as practical sessions for each of the following topics:
- Introduction to sustainability
- IDB’s model for urban sustainability planning
- Environmental sustainability and climate change
- Urban Sustainability: Mobility, Planning and Smart Cities
- Fiscal sustainability and governance
- International Experiences and Best Practices