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Cities Certificate in Cities and Urban Development

Diploma Description

This Certificate is not accepting new students as of Fall 2019.

The Certificate in Cities and Urban Development will impart a foundational understanding of economic development, urban economics, and tools for solving challenges facing today’s cities. Students who complete this certificate will gain an understanding of what makes a city successful, how to implement plans to foster economic growth and development, and how to use tools to make data-driven decisions on urban policy, thus better preparing them for careers in the field.

Must be completed within

3 years

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT GIVE YOU THE SKILLS AND TRAINING YOU NEED TO START YOUR NEW CAREER

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT PROVIDE FOUNDATIONAL INFORMATION IN THE FIELD WITH OPTIONS TO SPECIALIZE IN AN AREA RELEVANT TO YOUR NEEDS

REQUIRED COURSES

All Courses Required

Economic Development Principles and Partnerships

Learn how communities can establish ecosystems that foster cultural, entrepreneurial, civic, scientific, and artistic creativity.

Tools and Techniques for Understanding Urban Economies

Gain key insights into effective economic development research methods and associated strategies for communities.

ELECTIVES

Complete 2

Startup Cities

Study various models and approaches for supporting innovation and startups in urban environments, including incubator and accelerator best practices.

Placemaking and Placekeeping

Learn best practices and approaches in creative placemaking, including neighborhood revitalization, public space use, and street-level programming.

Global Cities

Gain key insights into the challenges and trends impacting the world’s cities, including increased urbanization and social and equity divides.

Resilient Cities

Learn new approaches to building cities that incorporate climate and sustainability policies, physical development, and environment protection.

General Admission Requirements

For those who have completed some college Completion of 32 credits with at least 2 years work experience OR 60 credits with no work experience required

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Economic Development Principles and Partnerships

Learn how communities can establish ecosystems that foster cultural, entrepreneurial, civic, scientific, and artistic creativity.

Tools and Techniques for Understanding Urban Economies

Gain key insights into effective economic development research methods and associated strategies for communities.

Startup Cities

Study various models and approaches for supporting innovation and startups in urban environments, including incubator and accelerator best practices.

Placemaking and Placekeeping

Learn best practices and approaches in creative placemaking, including neighborhood revitalization, public space use, and street-level programming.

Global Cities

Gain key insights into the challenges and trends impacting the world’s cities, including increased urbanization and social and equity divides.

Resilient Cities

Learn new approaches to building cities that incorporate climate and sustainability policies, physical development, and environment protection.