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“more than teaching urban development, ihs changes your mindset for life” ihs - course prospectus 2012 / 2013

Amira Osman ihs alumna

ihs is the international institute of urban management of Erasmus University Rotterdam

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ihs is the international institute of urban management of Erasmus University Rotterdam

The printing process of this prospectus has taken environmental sustainability into account and the Cocoon paper used is ecologically sound recycled paper. ihs is an environmentally friendly organization and promotes sustainable urban development. Join us to be more environmentally conscious.

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umd MSc - urban management and development mfm MSc - financial management: urban infrastructure finance uec MSc - urban economics and competitiveness dd MSc - double degree: urban and regional planning and management in Indonesia

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ichud international course on housing and urban development lmisr land management and informal settlement regularization umtcc urban management tools for climate change umdt urban management, development and theory dshp developing social housing projects pbppp preparing bankable public private partnership projects led local economic development: policies for SMEs development up urban planning: from strategies to local action eco course abroad - eco-cities: policies for sustainable energy elifc distance learning course - e-learning course on innovations in financing cities

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welcome from the director

ihs believes in partnership and joint efforts. Together with our partner universities and institutes worldwide, and especially with over 7,500 ihs alumni from more than 140 nations, we have built a strong international network of urban professionals. We are proud of our alumni and encouraged by their achievements. Their contribution to the ihs network provides us with fresh concepts and dynamic perspectives to face today’s urban challenges. Coming from many different countries, our staff, students and alumni share one common goal: a better urban future for all! With such a firm goal in mind, we will continue to develop human and institutional capacities in order to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life in cities. It would be my pleasure to see you joining the ihs global network and benefiting from our educational programmes, research projects and advisory services. I look forward to personally welcoming you to ihs Rotterdam! Kees van Rooijen ihs Director Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Founded in 1958 during the post-war reconstruction of Rotterdam, ihs was established to communicate to governments in the developing world the knowledge concerning housing and urban planning that was acquired in Rotterdam. During these 50 years ihs has developed into a leading international knowledge centre that makes cities work.

More than 7,500 urban professionals from over 140 different nations have attended ihs courses.

more than 50 years of making cities work Today ihs is utilizing its experience in applied knowledge on housing and urban development. We help individuals, organizations and cities to find suitable approaches to housing and sustainable urban development and management issues, and in this way enable cities throughout the world to plan their own futures. ihs is the international institute of urban management of the Erasmus University Rotterdam (eur) and is situated at the university campus. Founded in 1913, the eur has an academic reputation worldwide and is consistently ranked among the world’s leading universities by the Times Higher Education Supplement and other similar bodies. The academic focus of the eur is on economics, management, organization and policy in the public and private sectors, as well as on health care. Its research programmes include applied economics, financial management, psychological science, as well as urban management and development. ihs collaborates closely with the Erasmus School of Economics and the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Erasmus School of Economics includes International Economics and Regional, Transport and Port Economics. The latter has an extensive research programme on European Urban Management. The Faculty of Social Sciences provides research and education in public administration, environmental science, political science, sociology and psychology. It encompasses relevant research programmes on urban sociology, management of industrial ecology, water and transport. The eur has alliances with other leading universities, including the University of Cambridge and Harvard University.

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Having accumulated in-depth knowledge in the field of urban management for more than 50 years, ihs has grown to be a leading knowledge centre providing effective and innovative solutions to urban problems worldwide. Today, as a centre of excellence in the field of urban management and development of Erasmus University, ihs offers high quality educational programmes, specialized post-graduate training, applied research projects, as well as advisory services around the globe.

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Current ihs urbanization trends indicate that urban professionals who make cities work are in demand. P.O. Box 1935 The ihsbx curriculum ranges from short courses to 3000 Rotterdam master’s and PhD programmes. Since 1958, more than the Netherlands 7,500 urban professionals from over 140 different nations have attended ihs courses. The professional visiting address success of the ihs alumni50 clearly indicates that ihs Burgemeester Oudlaan th courses prepare participants for excellent careers T-building - 14our floor both in the private and public sector. Woudestein Campus Erasmus University All3062 ihs courses are taught in English. The programmes pa Rotterdam distinguish themselves by their international and the Netherlands informal p 0031 atmosphere. 10 408 9825 Courses bring together participants from over the world, many of whom already f 0031 10all 408 9826 have a wealth of experience. This stimulates the e development of interpersonal and cross-cultural skills that can enhance the participants’ rates of success in the job market.

ihs conducts research to support sound policy decisions. The research and PhD programmes of ihs and Erasmus University Rotterdam focus on housing and urban development. Its practical orientation, combined with an academic attention to detail, results in research with clear applications, well rooted in current theory. The PhD programme focuses on urban management and development in developing countries and countries in transition. Themes include urban public policy and planning, urban management and governance, urban economics and finance, housing and real estate management, urban social studies as well as environmental and infrastructure management of urban areas. Participation in the PhD programme is by invitation only.

advisory services Our advisory services include solid technical assistance with a concern for institutional capacity. We mobilize extensive and practical international experience and cross-country comparisons on the successes and failures in the housing and urban sector. Our policy and practical advice, covering both conventional and innovative solutions, pays attention to the capacity realities and requirements to really make a difference in cities. Our clients include national and city governments, the World Bank, United Nations, un-habitat, the Asian Development Bank, the European Union, and others.

ihs is the international institute of urban management of Erasmus University Rotterdam

The Master of Science programmes at ihs are officially accredited as academic Master programmes by the Netherlands Flemish Accreditation Organization (nvao). They meet the stringent quality criteria of the Government of the Netherlands. The programmes are registered at the Dutch Central register of Higher Education (croho). ihs education programmes and courses adhere to the Code of Conduct for international students in the Netherlands.

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contact education

training partners Erasmus School of Economics (ese) Rotterdam School of Management (rsm) Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

‘The courses taught at ihs transcend beyond just city limits as they are focused on the participant’s potential to lead and serve locally and globally.’

Institute for Social Studies (iss) Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

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Berlage Institute (bi), the Netherlands Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (lilp), usa Housing Development and Management (hdm), Lund University, Sweden Rebel Group Advisory (Rebel), the Netherlands Gadjah Mada University (ugm), Indonesia

Mubeen Ahmad - Pakistan Master student (2010-2011) Architect

The ihs master programmes are officially accredited as academic master programmes by the Netherlands Flemish Accreditation Organization (nvao). These high academic quality programmes link urban theories to practice and enable participants to become innovative urban professionals.

Mr Wong Chi Keung (Ricky) Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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ihs - master programmes

MSc - urban management and development (umd) Erasmus School of Economics / Social Science Faculty, Erasmus University Rotterdam / Housing Development and Management (hdm), Lund University, Sweden / Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (lilp), usa 12 months 5 Oct 2012 – 27 Sep 2013

Through its comprehensive approach, the master programme examines the economic, social, physical, managerial and political aspects of urban management and development. It combines lectures with case studies, working groups, best practices, discussions, field visits and fieldwork.

The intensive 12-month master programme includes a core period, which offers in-depth insight into urban problems, policies and trends around the world; a specialization period during which participants can focus on a particular aspect of urban management and This master programme provides a unique opportunity development, and culminates in participants writing a thesis on a topic of their choice. for professionals and excellent bachelor graduates to invest in their future. It will enable you to become an innovative urban manager, a leader who analyzes and The seven specializations offered in this programme develops cities based on a thorough understanding of include: (next page) urban theory and practice. For more information on the programme and its seven specializations, please visit: The practical focus and worldwide experience of ihs is combined with the urban research of Erasmus University Rotterdam and Lund University of Sweden. r The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy adds (Latin-) American research and experience. The experiences of Dutch and other European cities are also incorporated into the programme’s study of urban processes.



financing urban infrastructure (fui)

urban social development (usd)

land development strategies (lds)

This specialization aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of urban infrastructure finance within the context of public finance and public private partnerships. The module focuses on capital finance and expenditure management of complex urban infrastructure programmes.

This specialization enables you to analyze and develop social policies based on new social development paradigms. It develops skills in the formulation and implementation of integrated urban social policies.

This specialization focuses on the formulation and implementation of land policies and land development strategies to make serviced urban land accessible for all. The course enables you to compare land policy, strategy and management approaches.




urban & regional development strategies (urds)

housing development strategies (hds)

urban environmental management (uem)

The housing specialization enables you to assess, design and implement policies, programmes and projects for housing delivery, particularly to low-income families. The programme builds understanding of the functioning and performance of the housing sector and housing delivery processes.

This specialization aims to equip urban professionals with the latest insights and skills in urban and environmental management and to enable them identify and analyze environmental problems as well as to successfully manage sustainable urban development.

The focus of this specialization is on strategies for local economic development, carefully balanced with sustainability. The specialization makes strong use of an experiential case-based approach to ensure maximum learning from both theory and its application in practice.

specialization urban infrastructure & energy management (uiem) This specialization discusses how local governments can most efficiently and effectively provide, manage and finance sustainable infrastructure, services and energy supply. It highlights the main green infrastructure techniques being applied worldwide as well as the most successful experiences on water infrastructure and sustainable alternative sources of energy in the Netherlands.

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MSc - in financial management: urban infrastructure finance (mfm) Rotterdam School of Management (rsm), Erasmus University Rotterdam 12 months 9 Jan 2012 – 21 Dec 2012 Through this master programme participants will obtain a comprehensive understanding of urban infrastructure finance within the context of decentralized public finance and public private partnerships. They will be able to carry out capital finance and expenditure management of complex urban infrastructure programmes. Participants will undertake six modules in order to obtain the Master of Science degree in Financial Management. This new master programme is jointly organized by the Rotterdam School of Management and ihs. The programme is tailor-made for those responsible for or interested in public infrastructure finance, working for governments, banks, developers, public private partnership vehicles or consultancy firms.

The lectures will be delivered by leading academics from rsm and ihs, as well as outstanding professionals from various companies. The course applies lessons learned from the public and private sector. Participants will be challenged to combine these for effective and efficient financial management. For more detailed information, please visit:


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Stephen Kentfield Hickox - usa Master student (2010-2011)

‘ihs offered me both the student-centred approach and the flexibility of a small institute as well as the high standards of a large university.’ Rindy Farrah Indah Dewi – Indonesia Master student (2010-2011) Local government officer / Spatial planning

‘The international diversity of the ihs class has created an immeasurable network for my future, both professionally and socially.’

MSc - urban economics and competitiveness (uec)

MSc - double degree: urban and regional planning and management in Indonesia (dd)

partner Erasmus Erasmus School School of Economics of Economics (ESE), (ese), Erasmus University Universidad Rotterdam Autonoma de Barcelona / duration 12University months of Antwerp / Copenhagen University / 2012 dates 7 Ca’Foscari Oct 2011University – 21 Sep of Venice duration 12 months dates 12 Sep 2012 – 12 Sep 2013

partner Gadjah Mada University (ugm), Indonesia duration 24 months dates 3 Sep 2012 – 27 Sep 2014

For the first part of the programme, participants will stay at Erasmus University Rotterdam. During the second part, participants have the possibility to conduct the research for their thesis at one of the partner institutes in Antwerp, Barcelona, Copenhagen or Venice.

This master programme enables you to understand what makes urban regions competitive in the global knowledge economy, and how their competitiveness For more detailed information, please visit: can be further enhanced. It is especially designed for those who have finished a Bachelor’s in economics, management, architecture or urban planning and want r to know everything about the way successful urban r regions function and are managed, as well as urban policy makers, managers, consultants and researchers interested in urban economics. The programme focuses on European cities as well as on leading cities in emerging economies. It combines important theoretical concepts with practical case studies from Europe and beyond. The course has an excellent reputation and an extensive network of lecturers, alumni and partners, both within Europe and globally. The topics of the course include urban dynamics, urban economics, governance, sustainable development and climate change, transport economics and policy, global networks and international trade, city marketing, urban tourism, urban finance and the creative city. Optional courses can be taken on housing and land economics, social urban development, urban planning and urban infrastructure. The courses are lectured by top researchers.

‘Living in Rotterdam is fun! Fancy festivals and various cultural events like the carnival or the marathon are some of the excitements that this city has to offer.’ Yanni Liu – China Master student (2010-2011)

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This master programme, jointly organized by ihs and our partner universities in Spain, Denmark, Belgium and Italy, combines solid academic insights with concrete European and global experience.

Designed for urban planners in Indonesian central, regional and local governments, as well as planners in the private sector of Indonesia, this programme will enable participants to become innovative planners, technically capable to formulate planning documents in a multidisciplinary process and substantially capaThe programme combines one year in Yogyakarta ble to manage the implementation of plans within the studying urban and regional planning in Indonesia with one year on urban management and development context of specific social, environmental and political settings. The first year of the course focuses on in the Netherlands. It offers two accredited master Indonesia. The second year will be spent at ihs joining diplomas within a two year span, namely a Master the Master programme in urban management and of Engineering in Urban and Regional Planning, from development. Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia and a Master of Science in Urban Management and Development from The programme combines classroom lectures, with ihs, the Netherlands. group exercises, individual exercises, discussions, field visits in Indonesia and the Netherlands, studios and an individual thesis. The series of studio courses are intended to provide practical experience in development planning, with a case study of spatial planning at the local level in an urban or regional context.

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ihs has more than 50 years of experience in providing post graduate diploma courses tailored to the needs of midcareer professionals. Following a short course is a flexible way to increase your own or your staff’s knowledge and skills while temporarily residing in the Netherlands.

These courses deal with very specific topics evolved from the knowledge and experience developed through our research and advisory work. The courses are intensive and compact by nature. The courses are interactive and require the active contribution from both participants and lecturers.

Mr Piyush Ranjan Rout Puri, the temple town in Orissa, India

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ihs - post graduate diploma courses

land management and informal settlement regularization (lmisr)

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Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (lilp), usa 3 months 13 Feb – 10 May 2012 Designed for urban professionals with at least 3 years of work or research experience, this course offers the opportunity to join part of the specialization period of the MSc programme in Urban Management and Development. In addition it provides the opportunity to tailor the study programme to your own needs and interest by choosing elective courses.

Applicants can select one of the following six specializations on offer: Housing Development Strategies, Urban Environmental Management, Urban Infrastructure and Energy Management, Urban Social Development, Land Development Strategies, and Urban and Regional Development Strategies. The courses of the master programme guarantee the academic depth of the study, while at the same time complementary activities of a more practical focus are built in the programme to link the learning to the participants’ own work environment. The course has a practical orientation, combining field experience with conceptual frameworks and methodologies. Lecturers will introduce key topics, which will be reinforced by readers, case studies, group discussions, assignments and exercises designed to draw on the accumulated expertise of the students. For more detailed information, please visit:


Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (lilp), usa 1 month 2 Jul – 27 Jul 2012 Existing informal settlements need to be regularized and upgraded and their growth urgently needs to be decompressed, therefore an adequate land management scheme is required. This should create tools and strategies that enhance and scale up the supply of adequate serviced land that is accessible for all, particularly for the poor. Land management is the basis for creating a viable alternative to households that have little choice but to resort to slums. As housing cannot be isolated from land a sound housing policy needs to begin with a sound preventive land policy. A joint programme of ihs and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (usa), this course is designed specifically for those involved with land and housing policies, and those facing the challenges of providing shelter for the poor in cities in developing countries and countries in transition. This course responds to the un Millennium Development Goal 7 Target 11, which advocates improved living conditions for 100 million slum dwellers up to the year 2020.

The course will enable participants to understand the underlying causes of informal occupation of land and slum formation, to acquire knowledge and skills to develop upgrading strategies to improve slums, and to formulate policies that create options to prevent new slum formation. The course is intensive in nature and innovative, demanding a proactive attitude from participants. Participants are engaged in a number of specially designed learning environments that comprise of lectures, practical exercises, case study analysis, role-playing games, video films discussions and controversial policy debates. The course draws from lessons learned through international experience and stimulates creative thinking as participants are exposed to contexts from a wide variety of countries. For more detailed information, please visit:


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international course on housing and urban development (ichud)

urban management, development and theory (umdt)

partner un-habitat duration 3 weeks dates 4 – 23 June 2012

duration 3 months dates 5 Oct – 31 Dec 2012

Cities are increasingly expected to undertake concrete actions to adapt to sea level rise, floods, droughts and other natural disasters exacerbated by climate change and climate variability. The impact of climate change differs for rural and urban areas, varies for coastal cities, mountain cities and low-latitude cities. In addition to that, cities contribute highly to global ghg emissions, but also show the great potential they have to mitigate climate change. What concrete actions should cities undertake? What kind of tools can urban and environmental managers and municipality officials use in order to conduct local climate change action plans? This course offers the opportunity to urban professionals such as urban policy makers, planners, (environmental) managers and officials to use specific tools when prioritizing local climate change actions and conducting local climate change action plans. Jointly run with un-habitat, this course introduces climate change as an integral part of sustainability, its impact and main strategies for mitigation and adaptation.

From the onset of the course, participants will apply theory and best practices to concrete cases. For each of these cases, Local Climate Change Plans will be prepared by participants, including risk and vulnerability assessments, actions prioritization for mitigation and adaptation, concrete plans and financial arrangements. Participants will get hands on the climact prio tool, developed by ihs, for the prioritization of local climate change actions. There will be weekly field trips to relevant areas in Rotterdam, being one of the 40 cities of the Clinton initiative. The course will look at the Rotterdam Climate Initiative, the Rotterdam Climate Proof Programme and a range of innovative plans and actions - such as ‘floating communities’ that aim to transform a polluting harbour city below sea level into a co2 neutral city. By the end of the course, participants will be able to prepare and manage local climate change plans, which address the global challenges yet focus on concrete local actions. The course will offer specific tools and practices to manage climate change challenges in urban areas providing also the means to address at the same time local development and sustainability objectives in various sectors, in particular energy, transport, housing and water. For more detailed information, please visit:


The course can be attended as a short course or as part of the Master of Science over three years. In the latter case, this course is comprised of the first year of the masters. The second year allows participants to specialize during a period of four months; and the The course is designed for mid-career urban professionals with an interest in the latest urban theory and third year is comprised of research methods and a thesis. The second year can be partly attended by urban management theory. This course offers the latest theory on urban development and management. e-learning and the last year can be fully attended from home and supervised from a distance. Hence, the It guides participants through economic, social and participants can acquire a fully-accredited master’s by environmental theories and links these to the latest being away for only 6 months spread over two years. management theories, including theories on policies, plans, finances and governance structures. It offers By the end of the course, participants know the latest the knowledge to analyze urban development and to theories on urban management and development. manage the cities of the future. They will be able to critically evaluate these theories and assess their relevance for the local condition. With this theoretical underpinning, participants will be enabled to analyze urban policies, argue a multistakeholder approach, analyze governance and planning structures and develop neighborhood action plans.

‘Simply, ihs paves the road for you to have a new innovative and entrepreneurial way of thinking, to view challenges as new opportunities for success.’ Mahmoud Hussein Talaat Zakaria Egypt Master student (2010-2011) Environmental planner

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urban management tools for climate change (umtcc)

developing social housing projects (dshp) At the end of the course, participants will be able to successfully develop a social housing project proposal defining designs and plans, financial instruments, management structure and the institutional set-up. Many social housing projects do not reach low to middle income households, because they are unaffordable or the design and location is inappropriate. The development phase, where social housing policies are translated into action, is crucial in ensuring that social housing reaches low- to middle-income households.

The course draws on the long-term experiences and experiments of social housing in the Netherlands and of other international best practices. It focuses on the crucial elements that make social housing projects work. The course will be a blend of lectures, expert’s seminars, excursions/field visits and group exercises presenting international (best) practices and knowledge. The state-of-the-art knowledge and experience For more detailed information, please visit: of social housing in the Netherlands is used in a case r study of a Dutch social housing project which is the backbone to introducing all the complex aspects and actors. A series of workshops supports the skill development of participants to formulate their own plan of action for the development of a social housing project in their own country.

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duration 3 weeks dates 16 May – 8 June 2012

Deepti Talpade - India Master student (2010-2011) Architect

‘Studying at ihs has changed my values forever!’ Liga Marija Putna – Latvia ihs Alumna (MSc umd, 2004-2005)

‘Discussions in the ihs classroom enriched my knowledge on successful strategies in cities worldwide inspiring me to address similar issues in my city.’

local economic development: policies for SMEs development (led)

duration 3 weeks dates 30 May – 24 Jun 2012

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As city management gets more and more complex, governments are increasingly faced with the challenge of providing services effectively and, often, fall short of this task. Practitioners and academics argue that governments can no longer do all, particularly as decentralization increases pressure on local service providers. While partnerships of various forms increase in popularity, local governments need to define their primary tasks and work more closely with a variety of partnerships to assure that services are provided in the right location, at the right quality and quantity as well as at the right price for customers. Efficiency is not anymore the only argument for involving the non-governmental sector. Accessibility and equity become key concerns. Designed for government officials, policy makers and managers involved in setting up and executing public private partnerships in different sectors as well as academics and developers involved in providing support to governments involved in ppps, this course aims to enable participants to deliberate on the potentials for the private sector and other non-governmental actors to participate in public service provision.

The course has a practical focus: participants will be actively involved in discussions about the justifications for a greater role for non-governmental actors, as well as the conditions under which public intervention in markets and in service provision is essential. Participants will be trained through an exercise, the ppp-Readiness Self-Assessment, to identify the key areas that governments need to address in order to involve the private sector more actively in the infrastructure development process. This course uses cases from different countries worldwide to outline a common process for setting up a partnership/privatization process and draws conclusions on the preconditions for a successful ppp. For more detailed information, please visit:


Institute for Social Studies (iss), Erasmus University Rotterdam 3 weeks 5 – 27 Apr 2012 Regions and localities are faced with two major trends in opposite directions: internationalisation and decentralisation. Internationalisation exacerbates the interactions between the global and the local levels. It includes only those actors that participate in networks in which competitiveness drives constant transformations and restructuring. Decentralization is a means to cope with complexity and a reaction to growing demands for greater responsiveness and sustainability by citizens, clients and consumers. The two trends have changed the ways in which the multiple stakeholders relate to each other in the local and regional economy. Competition and cooperation are blended in the links between firms and state and non-state actors. The central concern for the governance of sustainable local economic development is to create synergies between the policies and interventions of business, state and non-state or civic actors. These come together around specific opportunities for local economic development for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

The focus of this course is on creating and managing multi-stakeholder processes that take place in the local and regional urban economy. By the end of the programme participants will have increased knowledge about SMEs and their role in the local economy. Participants will also be able to analyze the local economy and value chains in which local enterprise agglomerations and clusters are inserted and analyze policies and develop instruments that support local businesses. The course is designed for government officials (municipal, provincial or national), representatives of private sector organizations and employees of NGOs that are dealing or will deal with SME development and/or local economic development policies. For more detailed information, please visit:


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preparing bankable public private partnership projects (pbppp)

urban planning: from strategies to local action (up)

Urban Planning moved away from the detailed master plans to more flexible strategic plans, which include economic and social plans alongside physical and spatial planning. The strategic plans typically offer a rather broad physical lay-out. Whereas flexibility offers many opportunities and is a must to respond to rapid changes, it is far more difficult to implement a flexible plan. To ensure implementation, urban planners need to translate these strategies into a range of concrete action plans, which all need commitment from politicians and other stakeholders and – possibly most important – from funders. Urban planners need to become urban managers to ensure that strategic plans pay enough attention to spatial development and that these are implemented.

Designed specifically for urban planners with at least 3 years of working experience, this course offers understanding on these processes and concrete tools to obtain commitment. Participants will work in teams on cases, using computer-based simulations. The course combines classroom lectures, exercises, group work and field visits. By the end of the course, participants will be able to translate urban strategic plans into local action plans, with funding and commitment. This course is jointly organized by ihs and Berlage Institute, the Netherlands. For more detailed information, please visit:


‘I knew that I would always be welcomed at ihs whenever I’d like to come back for refresher courses or just to meet again with my teachers and colleagues.’ Ernest Osei-Tutu – Ghana ihs Alumnus / Senior Research Scientist

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un-habitat, International Urban Training Centre (utc) utc, South Korea 2 weeks 3 Oct – 15 Oct 2012

The course offers a thorough understanding of the latest insights on sustainability and eco-restoration for cities and discusses the environmental and economic impact of energy consumption. Through this course, participants will obtain the knowledge to develop effective sustainable local energy plans and policies in response to environmental, economic and social challenges that cities face nowadays.

Half of the world’s population now lives in built-up areas, with an estimated 60 million people being For more detailed information, please visit: added every year. This rapid urban growth leads to environmental degradation and excessive demands on r services and infrastructure. Energy consumption has increased drastically. To address this it is necessary r to develop sustainable urban energy policies and best practices in efficient land use, transport, sustainable buildings and sustainable development overall. Korea has extensive experience in eco restoration to improve sustainability and reduce energy consumption. The river ways in the inner city of Seoul have been fully restored. This course draws on these and other Korean best practices and is specifically designed for high-level policymakers, city and community leaders such as mayors and councilors, high-level officials in central government and the private sector from Asia. un-habitat and ihs provide a wealth of international experiences. On completion of the course, participants will be able to understand the latest thinking on sustainability and eco-restoration for cities, describe the environmental and economic impact of energy consumption and develop effective and sustainable local energy plans and policies in response to environmental, economic and social challenges faced by cities.

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partner Berlage Institute, the Netherlands duration 3 weeks dates 1 – 24 Aug 2012

course abroad eco cities: policies for sustainable energy (eco)

distance learning course e-learning course on innovations in financing cities (elifc) The training methodology of this distance learning course is not only about the dissemination of learning practices and principles. It also allows interaction among participants which leads to the development of further innovations by mixing and matching compoThe course will provide participants with the latest nents of the documented innovations. The idea is innovations in financing large urban public projects. to also develop capacity for innovative thinking to It will be an instructor-led e-learning course that address problems that are more context sensitive the participants can complete without the need to leave one’s home or take time off work. It will include rather than pick off-the-shelf solutions for urban modules on land value capture, public-private partner- finance. ships, accessing capital markets and remittances. It is designed for advisors to mayors, staff members from Participants can opt for the 10-weeks complete course or for one of the three modules available in Land Value finance, economic development, or infrastructure Capture, Public Private Partnerships and Access to departments, urban consultants and academics with Capital Markets. interest in the subject. Participants will be expected to devote about 10-12 hours each week on average For more detailed information, please visit: to complete their readings and to interact with the instructor and other participants. The course has been designed to include a number of interactive r activities such as online discussion forums, wikis etc. This allows peer-learning among the participants from around the world. The goal is to expose participants to some possible ways of financing large urban projects and to provide them with the underlying principles of each financing innovation so that they can tailor them to match the needs of their own cities.

‘ihs changed my perspective on reality. The advanced teaching methods and the wide experience of the lectures, makes the learning process enjoyable and refreshing.’ Fajar Eco Anton – Indonesia 3 month diploma course student ichud (2011) Local government officer / Spatial Planning

admission requirements master programmes and post graduate diploma course requirements In order to participate in one of the Master programmes or a short course, you are required: r To have at least a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or similar institute in a field related to the chosen course. r To show evidence of a sufficient oral and written command of the English language. If English is not your mother tongue, an English language test is required. r Working experience in relevant fields is preferred. r To have the ability to interact and work with people from very diverse cultures and backgrounds.

english language test We accept certificates from toefl or ielts as official language tests.

toefl - test of english as a foreign language Score: 575 (paper-based) 232 (computer-based) 90 (Internet based). More information:

ielts - international english language testing system Score: min. 6.5, no subtest lower than 5.5 More information: This test is obligatory for Chinese students for obtaining the neso certificate:

application procedure To apply for the master programmes and the post graduate diploma courses, you need to submit your application through the ihs on-line application system at Due to the high volume of applications, we strongly suggest to make use of the on-line application system. Although ihs still accepts paper-based applications, as an environmentally friendly organization, we encourage you to join us in our endeavour to be more environmentally conscious. The admission procedure takes several weeks. On-line applications will be usually processed within 15 working days, whereas processing paper applications will take considerably longer. ihs will start the assessment of your application only after receipt of all the required documents. Please note that you might be requested to present the original documents upon your arrival at ihs. If you have any questions regarding the application and admission procedure, please contact the ihs Admissions Office at

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duration 10 weeks dates 1 Oct – 1 Dec 2012

ihs - application & admission

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application deadlines

tuition fee

MSc - urban management and development (umd)

5 Oct 2012 – 27 Sep 2013

12 months

ihs 1 Jul 2012 nfp 7 Feb 2012

€ 10,500

MSc - financial management: urban infrastructure finance (mfm)

9 Jan 2012 – 21 Dec 2012 7 Jan 2013 – 20 Dec 2013

12 months

ihs 4 Oct 2011 nfp 1 May 2011

€ 26,500

MSc - urban economics and competitiveness (uec)

12 Sep 2012 – 12 Sep 2013

12 months

ihs 1 Jul 2012 nfp 7 Feb 2012

€ 10,500

MSc - double degree: urban and regional planning and management in indonesia (dd)

3 Sep 2012 – 27 Sep 2014

24 months

ihs 1 Jul 2012 nfp 7 Feb 2012

€ 24,500

international course on housing and urban development (ichud)

13 Feb – 10 May 2012

3 months

ihs 13 Jan 2012 nfp 1 May 2011

€ 5,500

land management and informal settlement regularization (lmisr)

2 – 27 Jul 2012

1 month

ihs 1 May 2012 nfp 1 Oct 2011

€ 2,500

urban management tools for climate change (umtcc)

4 – 23 Jun 2012

3 weeks

ihs 4 May 2012 nfp 1 Oct 2011

€ 2,500

urban management, development and theory (umdt)

5 Oct 2012 – 31 Dec 2012

3 months

ihs 7 Sep 2012 nfp 1 May 2012

€ 5,250

developing social housing projects (dshp)

16 May – 8 Jun 2012

3 weeks

ihs 16 Apr 2012 nfp 1 Oct 2011

€ 2,500

preparing bankable public private partnership projects (pbppp)

30 May – 24 Jun 2012

3 weeks

ihs 30 Apr 2012 nfp 1 Oct 2011

€ 2,500

local economic development: policies for SMEs development (led)

5 – 27 Apr 2012

3 weeks

ihs 5 Mar 2012 nfp 1 Oct 2011

€ 2,500

urban planning: from strategies to local action (up)

1 – 24 Aug 2012

3 weeks

ihs 4 Jul 2012 nfp 1 Oct 2011

€ 2,500

course abroad eco cities: policies for sustainable energy (eco)

1 – 12 Oct 2012

2 weeks

ihs 3 Sep 2012 nfp 1 May 2012

€ 1,250

distance learning course e-learning course on innovations in financing cities (elifc)

1 Oct – 1 Dec 2012

10 weeks

ihs 1 Sep 2012 nfp 1 May 2012

€ 1,950

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master programmes

The number of students who can be admitted to the ihs Master programmes is limited. Submitting an Early Bird application can significantly increase your chance of being accepted into the programme. Acceptance rates of students who make use of the Early Bird application are typically higher than those under regular admission. To meet Early Bird application requirements, you need to submit the complete application package before 1 February.


© ihs, Erasmus University Rotterdam. ihs has taken all reasonable care to ensure that the content published in this prospectus is accurate as of July 2011. However, the Institute reserves the right to withdraw or change without notice, any of the programmes, affecting dates, tuition fees, or any other matter mentioned in this prospectus.

post graduate diploma courses

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cover quote: Amira Osman, South Africa, ihs alumna, senior researcher, sustainable human settlement

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general costs

financial support

administration costs

€ 900

living costs (per month, incl. accommodation) insurance (per month, current official fee) international travel costs depending on airline, distance, etc.

€ 870

visa r short term (<3 months) costs depending on country r long term (>3 months) plus resident permit

€ 36,90

Netherlands Fellowship Programme € 60

€ 600

StuNed information-in-english/scholarships/stuned

ihs accommodation rates as per October 2011 (revised yearly) rent (per month)

€ 450

guarantee / deposit (refundable)

€ 100

handling fee (non-refundable)

€ 60

r All costs subject to change r Donors/fellowships may have extra budgets

or may cover the costs only partially. These are agreements exclusively between the donor and the participant. r It is recommended that participants bring their own laptop. Interest-free loans with which to buy a laptop are offered for MSc participants.

ihs can introduce you to sponsors and potential donors who finance the international studies that we offer. Before applying for a fellowship that fits your credentials, you should obtain letters of endorsement from appropriate authorities. Letters of acceptance from ihs must often support applications. For the latter purpose ihs will grant provisional admission to qualified candidates. Procedures to get a fellowship take time. We advise you to approach donors and funding agencies at least six months in advance of the commencement of the course.

ihs Partial Fellowship

other websites on funding Nuffic World Bank United Nations If you require assistance or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

ihs - studying & living in Holland Holland has a worldwide reputation for its high quality standards especially higher education being the 9th best in the world, which is achieved through a national system of regulation and quality assurance.

Rotterdam, the cradle of urban development Rotterdam is a 50 minutes train ride from Schiphol airport. It is the 2nd largest municipality in Holland, with a population of more than 600,000. During the Second World War Rotterdam was just about totally flattened consequently it was rebuild into a cosmopolitan innovative city with a young and international population, which has developed into Europe’s central node in international commerce and trade, logistics and supply chain management.

Holland International students favour the Dutch education system as it encourages open dialogues and interactive teamwork, which develops an open mind with an international orientation. The Netherlands is ranked 12th according to the Index of Economic Freedom. Holland is known for its social tolerance, a multicultural and open society. It is an attractive country to live in and the majority of Dutch people speak English.

The city boasts of many cultural events and festivals including the Red Bull Air Race, Rotterdam International Film Festival, the Fortis Marathon Rotterdam, Northern Sea Jazz Festival, the Bavaria City Race and the Summer Carnival. The 3,600 restaurants, cafes and bars and live music venues are vibrant in the city. It has an excellent public transportation system including dedicated cycle routes throughout the city. Rotterdam is connected via rail to all major cities in Europe including Paris, Berlin, Brussels and London.

contact ihs P.O. Box 1935 3000 bx Rotterdam the Netherlands

ihs is located on the eur Woudestein campus. It attracts 25,000 Dutch and 3,000 international students each year. Students enjoy a green and safe campus environment with convenient facilities, located in a student-friendly area in Rotterdam.

visiting address Burgemeester Oudlaan 50 T-building - 14th floor Woudestein Campus Erasmus University 3062 pa Rotterdam the Netherlands p 0031 10 408 9825 f 0031 10 408 9826 e

ihs participant accommodation

The ihs student hostel, Weenapad is situated in city centre close to Rotterdam Central Station, and within walking distance of shops, the market and downtown Rotterdam. Free internet access is available.

ihs library ihs maintains a specialized library on housing, urban management and development. It has around 90,000 records registered in an electronic catalogue. Course participants and researchers are encouraged to make use of a variety of books, periodicals, electronic journal articles, cd-roms and dvds. The library is situated at the heart of ihs and functions as the knowledge interface for participants, visitors and ihs staff.

Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies Rotterdam, the Netherlands August 2011

ihs additional facilities ihs has hotspots throughout the building allowing participants to constant access to the internet. Computers, printers, photocopiers, and scanners are also available for participants as well as a social area and a bar.

Main text Jan Fransen and others

ihs participant support & student events

Concept and design Jan van Mechelen Laurens van der Pool Andrea Ronhaar

Participants are well supported in practical and personal matters, such as housing, visas, insurance, finding grants, flights and tickets. The social activities, which are organized throughout the academic year, include excursions, sports, cultural evenings and social events.

Editor Yicheng Guo Copy editor Sharon Welsh Main photographer Rein van der Zee and others

Printing De Bondt Edition 4000

Q more information about student life at ihs and Rotterdam

Special thanks to ihs Partners

IHS Course Prospectus 2012-2013  

Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2012-2013.

IHS Course Prospectus 2012-2013  

Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2012-2013.