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Are Urban Planning Schools in the Global South Prepared for Current Challenges of Climate Change and Disaster Risks?

Faculty of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University, IRPUD, 44221 Dortmund, Germany
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Sustainability 2021, 13(3), 1064; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031064
Received: 15 December 2020 / Revised: 13 January 2021 / Accepted: 18 January 2021 / Published: 20 January 2021
This article undertakes an analysis of current urban planning programs at universities with a focus on sub-Saharan English-speaking African (SSA) and South East Asian countries (SEA) as comparison cases. The aim is to identify, as an important part of sustainability, the existence and share of climate change and disaster related courses in the curricula, and to understand to what extent these topics are already integrated into current urban planning programs at the university level and thus shape the knowledge and skills of future urban planners. The local academic and professional environments in which the programs are based are taken into account by a review of the historical development of the programs. The analysis in mid-2020 took only those universities and programs into account that have curricula and course titles available online. The data were analyzed both quantitatively and qualitatively. The second part of the research deals with the discussion of how these courses can be best integrated into the existing curricula and thus serve the adequate education of urban planners by providing some concrete ideas. View Full-Text
Keywords: higher urban planning education; curricula development; climate change; disaster risks; Sub-Saharan Africa; South East Asia higher urban planning education; curricula development; climate change; disaster risks; Sub-Saharan Africa; South East Asia
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Scholz, W.; Stober, T.; Sassen, H. Are Urban Planning Schools in the Global South Prepared for Current Challenges of Climate Change and Disaster Risks? Sustainability 2021, 13, 1064. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031064

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Scholz W, Stober T, Sassen H. Are Urban Planning Schools in the Global South Prepared for Current Challenges of Climate Change and Disaster Risks? Sustainability. 2021; 13(3):1064. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031064

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Scholz, Wolfgang, Tim Stober, and Hannah Sassen. 2021. "Are Urban Planning Schools in the Global South Prepared for Current Challenges of Climate Change and Disaster Risks?" Sustainability 13, no. 3: 1064. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031064

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