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Innovative Governance for Large Urban Systems IGLUS, EPFL

IGLUS is a long-term research and education project initiated by the Chair MIR (Management of Network Industries) at EPFL Switzerland. It focuses especially on the governance of the urban infrastructure systems (e.g., transport, energy, telecommunications, water, waste, greens) and brings together practitioners (city managers, city officials, urban services providers, etc.) and academics from many different disciplines (urban planners, architects, geographers, engineers, economists, management experts, and political scientists) in order to help cities better analyze the strength and weaknesses of the governance system, and share such a mutually built knowledge with other cities around the world. The IGLUS project aims to create an Excellency platform concerning all issues related to urban governance. For more information see our IGLUS Yearbook 2015

The IGLUS training modules and Executive Master; APPLY NOW! 

The EPFL IGLUS Executive Master offers a combined practical and theoretical approach, from scholars and city practitioners from private and public sector, to governing and managing the main challenges complex urban systems face today. It is structured in such a way that, in each host city, a two-week training program addresses the most important challenges that the city faces. Participants can choose to attend one of the modules to obtain a certificate of attendance (jointly signed by EPFL and the host university) or 5 modules from the 6 IGLUS modules to get an executive master degree. The proposed modules are each time host by partner university

• Rhine-Ruhr, Germany – The metropolitan challenge – TU Dortmund
• Guadalajara and Mexico City, Mexico – The social challenge – Tecnologico de Monterrey
• Dubai, UAE– The environmental challenge – The American University of Sharjah
• Istanbul, Turkey – The cultural challenge – Kadir Has University
• Detroit/Chicago and NY, USA – The economic challenge – Michigan State University / CUNY
• Seoul, Korea – The technological challenge – Sungkyunkwan University

To apply to this program please contact iglus@epfl.ch

Other Information 

The next training module will take place in Mexico from 2nd to 13th of November 2015 and will focus on the social challenges encountered by Metropolitan Regions. If you are interested to participate to this training event, please contact IGLUS at iglus@epfl.ch

For information about the 2016 program in Seoul, please see this flyer and this announcement.

Partners

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