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October 2016

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The 12th Urban Management Program commenced in October 2016. The 22 students were from the following countries: Argentina, Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, Ecuador, France, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Syria, Colombia, Russia, Turkey, USA, Uganda.

October 2016: UM Graduates Present Their Work at the Habitat III Conference in Quito

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Former UM students from Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Mexico, Malaysia, Argentina and Chile presented and discussed their work in the framework of the conference of UN Habitat in Quito. Examples of their work included transport-related projects at municipal level in Mexico and sanitation projects undertaken by the German Agency for International Cooperation. UM graduate from Malaysia, Johary Anuar, in his capacity as Deputy Mayor of Petaling Jaya City Council, received the ‘Earth Hour City Challenge’ award for Petaling Jaya City as winner on a national level, representing Malaysia.

September 2016: UM Video on "The New Urban Agenda"

During the 1st Alumni 'Managing Urban Futures' conference in May 2016, urban management students produced a video with teachers and alumni of the program. They discussed pertinent challenges for urban management in light of the Habitat III conference ("The New Urban Agenda") and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Watch the video here. [4]

August 2016: UM-Students Successful in UN-Habitat-Competition

The ‘International Design Collaboration for Kenya’ competition was organised by UN-Habitat in collaboration with the Ministry of Land, Housing & Urban Development/ Urban Development Department, Kenya, in search of creative planning and design ideas for sustainable urban development in Kenya. More than a 100 groups composed of undergraduate and graduate students from all around the world elaborated proposals for the nine cities included in the program.

Three UM students (Alokananda Nath – 2015 intake, Adele Vosper and Evandro Holz – 2014 intake) teamed up with three other students from Chile, Kenya and Austria to develop a project for the city of Embu. The proposal focused on the creation of a pedestrian-friendly environment in the city center, and on solving the parking problems in the area. The UM students' project proposal was selected as an overall finalist and received a Special Mention as the best project proposal for the town of Embu. Details on the competition and winning proposals can be found in this link [5].

May 2016: 1st Alumni "Managing Urban Futures" Conference

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From May 26th – 28th the UM program held its first Alumni Conference: "Managing Urban Futures". The event brought together approximately 100 alumni and students from 11 intakes and 25 countries, in order to discuss 21st-century challenges for urban management in light of the Habitat III process and the New Urban Agenda.

February 2016: "Resilient Cities. Urban Disaster Risk Management in Serbia" Report

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The 2014/15 Urban Management class carried out a case study project in Serbia. In collaboration with the Municipality of Obrenovac, the GIZ project with Ambero Consulting, the University of Belgrade and students from their ‘Integrated Urbanism’ Master's program, the UM students worked on the urgent problems that Serbia is facing after the disastrous flooding events of May 2014. In addition to extensive research the report also includes a SWOT analysis and conceptual ideas for the improvement of disaster risk management in Obrenovac. Report  [11]

October 2015

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The 11th Urban Management course started in October 2015. The 23 students were from the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Lebanon, Mexico, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Syria, USA.

June 2015: Presentation of the UM L’Aquila Field Report in L’Aquila, Italy

A View of the Round Table Discussion at the Sala Conziliare of L'Aquila
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The report on the UM study project "Heritage and Catastrophe: Prevention, Emergency, Restoration and Transformation in 2009 L’Aquila Earthquake" was presented on last June 12th in the Aula Consiliare of the Municipality of L’Aquila, in a session hosted by the Mayor of L’Aquila, Mr. Massimo Cialente.

The event included the presentation of the book by the editors, Renato D’Alençon Castrillón and Federico Rota and other presentations by local institutions and initiatives, such as VIVIAMOLAq, an initiative for reconstruction and citizen engagement in L’Aquila; the Eco-village EVA in Pescomaggiore.

The event concluded with an interesting round table discussion attended be Pietro Di Stefano, Consultant for the Reconstruction, Raniero Fabrizi, Special Officer of the Reconstruction; Alessandra Vittorini, City Superintendent; Pierluigi Biondi, former Mayor of Villa Sant’Angelo; Gianlorenzo Conti, the Architects Union of L’Aquila; and Elio Masciovecchio,the Engineers Union of L’Aquila. The session was chaired by Dr. Michela Santoro, spokesperson of the city for L’Aquila.

Press coverage links:

AbruzzoWeb Portal [14]

TIKO TV [15]

May 2015: Presentation of Report on Urban Development in Oman

Five of our students wrote their Master's theses in the city of Al Buraimi, Sultanate of Oman. Their research was initiated and strongly supported by the governorate of Al Buraimi and lead into the publication of a report on ‘Al Buraimi – Integrated Urban Development. A Strategic Approach towards Resilience’. This report was officially presented in Al Buraimi to Omani government representatives before an audience of over 100. The presentation was sponsored by H.E. Sultan al Habsi, Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Planning in Oman. Our counterparts from Oman were Ibrahim Al Busaidi - Governor of Al Buraimi, Mohammed Ali AlBadi - Municiple Council member in Al Buraimi and Dr. Hamad Al Gharibi. Dr. Sonja Nebel was head of the research team on the side of the UM program.

Download report [16]

Presentation_National Television [17]

May 2015

April 2015: Project 2015: Serbia

From April 17th to April 29th, the UM students carried out a study project on ‘Disaster Risk Management in Municipalities in Serbia’. Project partners were the University of Belgrade and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) with Ambero Consult, Belgrade.     UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE [18]

February 2015: Congratulations!

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The 9th Master's course intake graduated in February 2015.

We wish our students all the best for their future!

February 2015: L’Aquila Report Published

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The study project report "Heritage and Catastrophe: Prevention, Emergency, Restoration and Transformation in 2009 L’Aquila Earthquake" was published in February.

The study explores catastrophes management and the reconstruction of built heritage after catastrophes that exceed the technical dimension of building techniques and financing to include social, cultural and environmental elements.

Download report [28]

 

See previous reports and theses [29]

October 2014: The UM Master's Course receives the 'Climate-KIC Master Label'

Climate-KIC is Europe’s main climate innovation initiative.The Climate-KIC Master Label aims to distinguish students to stimulate and contribute to climate relevant innovation in Europe. http://www.climate-kic.org/ [35]

October 2014:

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The 10th urban Management Program commenced in October 2014. The 26 students are from the following countries: Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, China, Chile, Colombia, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Lebanon, Peru, Spain, South Korea, Uganda and Venezuela.

June 2014: Project 2014: L’Aquila, Italy

From May 28th to June 5th, UM students carried out a study project on ‘Prevention, Emergency, Restoration and Transformation in 2009 L'Aquila Earthquake' in Italy. Fields of research included: Post-catastrophe management, reconstruction of build heritage, emergency interventions and procedures, urban resilience.

 

 

May 2014: The new AGEP Homepage Is Online!

The new homepage of the German Association of Postgraduate Programme with Special Relevance to Developing Countries (AGEP) went online in May. (www.agep-info.de [39]) Prospective and current students from around the world can now find all relevant information about the AGEP postgraduate courses, their common events and about living and studying in Germany on a clearly structured  and user-friendly platform. The AGEP homepage also offers you access to the AGEP group in the Alumniportal Deutschland, the largest online platform for international cooperation.

From there, students and alumni from AGEP programme are able to connect with experts from around the world and discuss specialist matters with them.

April 2014: World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia

The UM Program participated in the World Urban Forum in Medellin, Colombia, where it organized a public discussion: ‚Life long learning? Expectations, Experiences and Reflections of International Alumni on German University Programs’. Participants of this public discussion included UM-alumni from Brazil and Colombia and UM teachers. 

March 2014: Istanbul Report Published

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The report of the UM study project "Dimensions of Urban Re-development: The Case of Beyoglu, Istanbul" was published in May.

The study explores public space, participation in urban renewal projects, tourism and commuting dynamics in central Istanbul. Fieldstudy Report "Dimensions of Urban Re-Development: The Case of Beyoglu, Istanbul"

Download report [41]

 

See previous reports and theses [42]

February 2014: Congratulations!

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The 8th Master's course intake graduated in February 2014.

We wish our students all the best for their future!

January 2014:

UM course students visited the headquarters of the GIZ (Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit – German Agency for Development Cooperation) in Eschborn-Frankfurt, for the ‘Students' Day on Urban Development’.

Project 2013: Istanbul

From April 14th to 23rd, UM course students carried out a study project on 'Dimensions of Urban Re-development: The case of Beyoglu' in Istanbul. Fields of research included: Public space, low income housing, tourism and development and mobility.

March 2013: Nepal Report Published

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The report of the UM study project "Emerging Towns and Municipalities in Nepal. Rapid Development Concepts" has been published.

The study explores participative planning processes aimed at developing comprehensive ideas including institutional, social, financial and spatial aspects relevant to emerging towns.

Download report [50]

February 2013: Congratulations!

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The 7th Master's course intake graduated in February 2013.

 

 We wish our students all the best for their future!

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September 2012: New Address

The Urban Management Program moved to a new location on Hardenbergstraße 16-18 in Berlin. For details see contact [52].

May 2012: New DAAD Guest Professor

In May 2012, Prof. Dr. Gülden Erkut joined the Urban Management Program as a DAAD Guest Professor for one year.

Dr. Erkut is a professor of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey. Her research focuses on urban culture and space, globalization and city-regions and cross-border cooperation and spatial development.

Project 2012: Nepal

From April 10th to April 26th, UM students carried out a project on 'Sub-National Governance Program' in
Nepal. The training program was organized in cooperation with the German
Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).

Field Trip 2011: Hamburg

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From July 10th-11th, UM students went on a field trip to Hamburg.

Project 2011: L'viv

From May 15th to May 28th, UM students carried out a project on urban regeneration in the neighborhood of Pidzamche, in L'viv, Ukraine. The training program was organized in cooperation with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).

World Cities World Class University Network

Berlin University of Technology has become one of the founding members of the 'World Cities World Class University Network', which aims at building closer interaction between universities, local governments and business communities. The network will build a platform for discussion on urban development worldwide. Other founding members are: City University London, Seoul National University in Korea, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, University of São Paulo in Brazil, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana in Mexico and St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University in Russia.

Project 2010: Cairo

From April 25th to May 7th UM students carried out a case study project within the frame work of the 'Participation Development Program in Urban Areas' in Cairo, Egypt.

The project included the development of appropriate intervention strategies for dealing with selected informal areas in Cairo. The training program was organized in cooperation with the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GIZ).

UN HABITAT Partner University (HPU) Initiative

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In March, the Berlin Institute of Technology was accepted by UN HABITAT to join the UN HABITAT Partner University (HPU) initiative. The Urban Management program and the Habitat Unit of the Berlin Institute of Technology are the focal points for future cooperation in this initiative. The HPU network aims to further develop UN-HABITAT's future engagement on education and sustainable urban development.

The Urban Management Program represented the Berlin Institute of Technology at the first official meeting of the HPU Round Table, during the World Urban Forum in Rio de Janeiro.

 

Short Governance Course

From July 20th to 31st the Urban Management Program organized a short course for 15 planning experts from Bangladesh, on the topic: 'Good Governance in Urban Areas'.

 

 

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Project 2009: Bangladesh

From May 17th to June 7th UM students carried out a case study project on urban governance and infrastructure in Bangladesh. The students worked on the following topics: Low cost housing, solid waste management and sanitation and land use planning. The project was supported by the GTZ office in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Field Trip 2009 to Geneva

From April 15th-18th UM students went on a field trip to Geneva (Switzerland) to learn about international organizations.

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Re-Accreditation

The Urban Management Master's Course was re-accredited by the German Accreditation Agency (Zentrale Evaluations- und Akkreditierungsagentur Hannover ZeVA). The accredition is valid until September 2016.

Short Course

From October 5th to 23rd the Urban Management Program organized a short course for nine urban planners from the Ministry of Local Administration and Environment, Syria.

Project 2008: Montenegro

From June 1st to 7th UM students carried out a case study project on tourist development in Montenegro. The program was supported by the GTZ office in Montenegro and by the University of Podgorice, Montenegro.

June 2008: New Honorary Professor

Günter Meinert, internationally known urban management expert working for the GTZ (German Agency for Technical Cooperation) and for the Cities Alliance, Washington D.C., has been designated as an honorary professor at the Faculty VI, Berlin Institute of Technology. He will mainly support the Urban Management Master's Course with his knowledge, experience and contacts.

Training Program

From November 11th - 30th the Urban Management Program organized a training program for 23 urban planners from local authorities in Beijing, China.

2007: Training Program

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From January 8th to April 15th the Urban Management Program organized a training program for 22 experts from Latin American countries on 'Sustainable Energy Policy'.

 

 

2006: Alumnus Granted Award

André Alexander, alumnus of the Urban Management Master's Program, and founder and chairman of the Tibet Heritage Fund, has been granted the Dubai International Award [73] for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment in for his work on the Leh Old Town Project. The award was issued by the Dubai Municipality and the United Nations Human Settlements Program.

Project 2007: Aleppo

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From June 22nd to July 1st students carried out a case study project on informal settlements in Aleppo, Syria. The project was supported by the Rehabilitation Program of the old city of Aleppo and organized in close cooperation with the GTZ, the municipality of Aleppo, and the University of Aleppo.

 

 

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