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Advanced Diploma Advanced Diploma in Global and Resilient Cities

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Program Description

Today, there are about seven billion people living on this earth. More than half of our world’s population lives in cities—over 3.5 billion people—and an estimated 60 million are moving to them every year. In the next 50 years, the United Nations projects that the world’s population will jump to more than nine billion people with 70 percent living in cities. Likewise, the World Economic Forum estimates a need of more than $5 trillion per year in global infrastructure, and some urbanists project that 60 percent of the area expected to be urban by 2030 remains to be built. Simply put, many of our cities are yet to be constructed, and the demands for clean water, food, and air will only intensify as cities grow and evolve.

The NYU School of Professional Studies one-semester, online Advanced Diploma in Global and Resilient Cities will provide city officials, economic development professionals, nonprofit leaders, and city builders with the skills, expertise, and insights that they need to create, implement, and measure asset-driven economic development and resiliency strategies for their respective global cities.

Work Product

As a student enrolled in this program, you will work in a small group to create and present a comprehensive economic development 4T assessment (technology, talent, tolerance, and territory assets) for a city of your choice. Working within the 4T framework, your presentation will examine your chosen city’s key industries and clusters, knowledge-based institutions, people climate, arts and culture, natural assets, and quality of life. It also will offer a series of recommendations for leveraging the community’s assets.

Job Skills

  • Data collection and analysis (economic and demographic)
  • Asset identification
  • Community marketing
  • Strategy formation
  • Best-practice identification

 

Job Titles

  • Economic Development Analyst
  • Economic Development Coordinator
  • Data Specialist
  • Community Development Specialist
  • Policy Analyst (Energy, Water, Air)
  • Infrastructure Analyst
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Natural Resource Coordinator
  • Resiliency Coordinator
  • Economic Analyst

Tuition: $2,750 (one semester) or $3,500 (two semesters)

You'll Walk Away With

  • A grasp of the fundamentals of economic development and the tools to build stronger urban economies
  • An understanding of how to apply data to decision-making and economic development problem-solving
  • Knowledge of the social equity challenges of the creative economy and the ability to outline effective approaches for addressing them
  • The know-how to create a cluster development framework that includes industries, occupations, and associated retention and attraction strategies
  • An understanding of the persistent challenges of developing cities, including growing slums, poverty, crime, informal economies, and infrastructure needs
  • The ability to identify and compare the best models of government, planning, and development for emerging cities
  • Awareness of the relationship among urbanization, infrastructure, and the growing strain on natural resources
  • A plan for developing the practices necessary to develop a comprehensive resiliency plan for cities

Required Program Curriculum

hand selected to give you the skills and training you need to start your new career

Economic Development Principles and Partnerships

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

2017 Spring
2 sections

Tools and Techniques for Understanding Urban Economies

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

2017 Spring
2 sections

Global Cities

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

2017 Spring
2 sections

Resilient Cities

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

0 sections

JobFocus: Cities

Gain a better understanding of long-term career management topics in urban and economic development and engagement.

2017 Spring
1 section

General Admission Requirements

For those who have earned a college degree
• B.A. or B.S. degree or equivalent
• Résumé
• Contact information for one reference

Economic Development Principles and Partnerships

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

2017 Spring
2 sections

Tools and Techniques for Understanding Urban Economies

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

2017 Spring
2 sections

Global Cities

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

2017 Spring
2 sections

Resilient Cities

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

0 sections

JobFocus: Cities

Gain a better understanding of long-term career management topics in urban and economic development and engagement.

2017 Spring
1 section