Launch of UN-Habitat’s new free online resource: the Global Urban Lectures

The Global Urban Lecture series is an  online repository of 15-min video lectures that make available knowledge and experience of world renowned scholars and experts associated with UN-Habitat’s work.

The series is offered as a free resource by UN-Habitat, aimed at universities, urban practitioners, and policy makers, as well as the general public who is interested in cities and sustainable urbanization.

Each lecture package consists of a synopsis of the lecture, biography of the speaker, links to associated materials for in-depth study, and the 15-min video. The packages can be applied either for personal use, as additions to ongoing or new university courses, or for screening in public events as introduction to debates on subjects relevant to cities and urban development.

The series was launched with 20 lectures, and more to follow shortly. Currently available lectures include:

‘Making room for a planet of cities’Shlomo (Solly) Angel – Stern School of Business, New York University;

‘Slums: past, present and future’Eugenie Birch – University of Pennsylvania;

Citizen roles in resilient cities’Ron Dembo – Zerofootprint;

‘Incremental Housing – The new site & services’Reinhard Goethert – Massachusetts Institute of Technology;

‘Participation in practice’Nabeel Hamdi – Oxford Brookes University;  

‘Value Capture as a land based tool to finance development’Martim Smolka –Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

You will also find a summary pdf containing all of our current lectures here: Global Urban Lectures – all packages. The Global Urban Lectures continuously launches new materials. To receive notifications of our newly released lectures, do either of the following:

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