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Urban Management Tools for Climate Change (UMTCC) – Enhancing Urban Climate Resilience and Low Carbon Development in the Practice of Urban Management (IHS)

Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam

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Cities undertake actions to adapt to climate change and reduce their GHG emissions. This course offers management tools covering sectors from water and food security to energy and transport.

Sea level rise, floods, droughts and other climate related disasters are increasingly occurring due to climate change. Cities are highly vulnerable as they concentrate large number of populations and assets. What concrete actions can cities undertake in different sectors? Participants will apply theory and best practices to actual group work. Local Climate Action Plans will be prepared by participants, including risk and vulnerability assessment, adaptation and mitigation assessment along with concrete strategies and financial arrangements. The course will look at a range of innovative plans and actions in different sectors ranging from water and food security (adaptation) to energy and transport (mitigation).


2019 Full-time Institutioneel € 2750 / hele opleiding
2019 Full-time Internationaal € 2750 / hele opleiding


An assessment may be required for any of the programmes at Erasmus University. This depends on the course you wish to sign up for and on the file that you send us as part of your application. A file should contain your academic background and relevant test-scores, such as TOEFL/IELTS, a letter of motivation and letters of reference.


By the end of the course, participants will be able to prepare local climate change plans, which address the global challenges yet focus on concrete local actions. The course will offer specific practices to manage urban design and environmental infrastructure, in particular energy, transport, housing and water.


Concepts: Sustainability, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation. Tools: Local Climate Change Plans, with a Focus on Sustainable Urban Design; Urban Energy; Sustainable Transport Planning; Sustainable Water Management and Protection. Best practices: Clinton 40; Floating Communities; Local Agenda 21; Sustainable Cities Programme.

instruction modes

There are case studies, exercises, (guest) lectures, films and different learning activities in teams and individual. The course will look at the Rotterdam Climate Initiative, Rotterdam Climate Proof Programme and a range of innovative plans and actions - such as 'floating communities' - that aim to transform a polluting harbor city below sea level into a CO2 neutral city.


IHS offers a unique service approach for international participants in our programmes. We assist you with accomodation, travel arrangements, insurance and other general student services. IHS has been teaching international students for over 55 years. We are looking forward to welcoming you!

job perspective

IHS is engaged in over 100 urban programmes and projects at any point in time, enabling a direct link between theory and practice. IHS lecturers have worked all over the world thus creating a possibility to discuss and initiate programmes and projects in your country and your cities.


Participants will be able to prepare and manage local climate change plans, which address the global challenges yet focus on concrete local action. The course will offer specific tools and practices to manage urban design and environmental infrastructure, in particular energy, transport, waste and water.

study abroad

IHS educates participants from all over the world and can boost an alumni netwerk of over 7400 urban professionals in over 140 countries. Also the staff members and guest lecturers are either internationals or partly educated abroad. The case studies that are shared are retrieved from different urban regions around the world taking intercultural differences and similarities into account. You can therefore safely conclude that you will study in an international environment.

study association

IHS Alumni International (IHS AI) is a network of urban professionals that was established in 2009 in response to the need for all IHS alumni to stay connected. It's primary aim is fostering professional ideas and support.

It's objective and slogan is 'sharing urban knowledge' internationally.

sustainable strengthening

The course aims to enable participants, primarily urban professionals in developing & transitional countries, to become innovative urban managers, able to work in a complex multidisciplinary & multi actor environment. The focus is on management of local climate change plans, which address the global challenges yet focus on concrete local action. It is expected to contribute to urban development. IHS supplements education services with research & advice: a comprehensive package of urban instituti

tuition fee

Additional costs (Postgraduate diploma courses)
Travel to and from the course destination, daily travel, copying costs, insurance (international insurance can be arranged by IHS for currently EUR 1,30 per day), short stay visa costs, accommodation and living costs

Included in the tuition fee:
Access to the IHS library and online course literature, pick up at the airport when you arrive, Rotterdam public transport validation card ('OV-chipcard')

Niveau N.V.T.
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 3 weken
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur Geen titel
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Privé
Afronding Diploma
Credits 420