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Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Urban governance and Development Management (UGDM)

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and NPTEL via Swayam


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.INTENDED AUDIENCE :Students, academicians and professionals working in the field of urban planning and managementPREREQUISITES :B. Arch/B.E (Civil)/B Plan M.A/MSc (Economics, Geography, Sociology)INDUSTRY SUPPORT :Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Urban Development Missions and Project Management Units, Development Authorities and Municipal Corporations


Week 1: Introduction: Basic Concept & legal provisionsWeek 2: An overview of People, Land and EnvironmentWeek 3: Organisation developmentWeek 4: Managing changeWeek 5: Urban and Metropolitan planningWeek 6: Municipal Finance, Accounts and RevenuesWeek 7: Urban Land, housing and risk managementWeek 8: Dealing Challenging Urban IssuesWeek 9: Managing Centrally sponsored Urban MissionsWeek 10: Project Planning and ExecutionWeek 11: Leadership Role of City ManagersWeek 12: Self Development for City Managers

Taught by

Prof. Uttam Kumar Roy


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