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Urban governance and Development Management (UGDM)

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee via NPTEL

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Overview

Our cities are shaped by the professionals working at the city and regional level organizations like municipal corporations, development authorities etc. In the current day paradigm, the role of professionals like city planners and city managers at the urban sector is multifarious and ever challenging in visioning, planning, designing and executing urban development projects. With the increasing role of city managers as expected in all centrally sponsored programmes like Smart City, PMAY, AMRUT, Swachh Bharat Mission etc the job profile of future city mangers is very much challenging. Thus curriculum in Urban Planning, urban management needs to be equipped with relevant and adequate knowledge and skills of urban governance and development management in addition to the classical knowledge of city and infrastructure planning. The course will impart a handful knowledge on urban governance, develop skills required for development management and self management for city managers. The course is designed with the combination of theoretical basics and examples/cases/reflective learning from current day practices to enable the students and professionals to get a comprehensive experience. The students studying at PG UG level of city planning and Management as well as the working professionals, public representatives working at the urban sectors will be benefitted from this course.

Syllabus

Week 1: Introduction: Basic Concept & legal provisions
Learning Objective (L.O): Participants will be able to explain the basic concepts of Urban Governance and list various legal provisions.
• Introduction to Urbanization
• Introduction to Urban Governance
• Constitutional provisions
• Legislative provisions
• Organizational interfaces

Week 2: An overview of People, Land and Environment
Learning Objective (L.O): Participants will be able to describe the basic resources as land, people and environment for ULBs and Nagar Panchayat.
• People and community-1
• People and community-2
• Land as basic resources
• Environment and Ecology
• Distinctive feature of nagar panchayat and NMU

Week 3: Organisation development
Learning Objective (L.O): Participants will be able to illustrate the aspects of municipal organizational development and describe the methods to improve the performance
• Organizational development
• Transparency and accountability
• Capacity building-1
• Capacity building-2
• Systems and process improvement

Week 4: Managing change
Learning Objective (L.O): Participants will be able to identify the critical areas of urban reforms and list the task ahead to manage the change due to such urban reforms
• Urban reform and managing change-1
• Urban reform and managing change-2
• Visioning for the city
• Resolving conflicts in change management
• Leadership and teambuilding

Week 5: Urban and Metropolitan planning
Learning Objective (L.O): Participants will be able to explain the planning interfaces at multiple levels and illustrate a planning methodology for infrastructure improvement
• Essential concepts of planning and developments
• Regional and metropolitan planning
• Urban planning
• Urban infrastructure and services-1
• Urban infrastructure and services-2

Week 6: Municipal Finance, Accounts and Revenues
Learning Objective (L.O): Participants will be able to identify various sources and potential revenues and list out the actions required to augment the same through PPP and other urban projects
• Overview of municipal finance
• Municipal accounts
• Augmenting revenues
• Value capture financing
• PPP in urban governance

Week 7: Urban Land, housing and risk management
Learning Objective (L.O): Participants will be able to identify the critical factors of development related aspects like land, environment, risk mitigation, development controls and real estate
• Housing strategy for cities
• Housing and urban poverty
• Real estate regulation and development
• Urban land management
• Urban risk and disaster management

Week 8: Dealing Challenging Urban Issues
Learning Objective (L.O): Participants will be able to identify critical planning and development issues and possible way out for few pressing issues like congestion, poverty etc
• Managing urban environment-1
• Managing urban environment-2
• Traffic and transportation management
• Traffic and transportation management
• Designing urban public spaces

Week 9: Managing Centrally sponsored Urban Missions
Learning Objective (L.O): Participants will be able to explain the objectives, coverage, approach, targets and actions required for all important current ongoing centrally sponsored UD programmes
• Centrally sponsored programmes and schemes
• AMRUT
• Smart City Mission
• SBM and HRIDAY
• PMAY and NULM

Week 10: Project Planning and Execution
Learning Objective (L.O): Participants will be able to list the components of project reports and evaluate the same from practical cases
• Fundamentals of project planning
• Formulating projects
• Project monitoring and management
• Essentials of engineering design
• Managing large projects

Week 11: Leadership Role of City Managers
Learning Objective (L.O): Participants will be able to list the basic leadership competencies required for city management
• Managing city image
• Essential competencies of city managers
• Problem solving and decision making
• Effective negotiations
• Communication skills

Week 12: Self Development for City Managers
Learning Objective (L.O): Participants will be able to make a personal action plan for continuous improvement of self and city management
• Time management
• Stress management
• Best practices in urban management
• Reflective learning and excellence
• Doubt clearing and summary

Taught by

Prof. Uttam Kumar Roy

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