Urban Env Eng

Urban Environmental Management

UEM responds to the need to examine urban environment and housing problems from the management and planning perspectives to promote sustainable urban development. The UEM develops the capabilities and skills to confront deteriorating environmental conditions that threaten urban productivity, quality of life of urban residents and social cohesion of urban communities. The UEM promotes sustainable development by drawing on and integrating theories and perspectives from the established disciplines of urban planning; urban and regional development; economic development; and public policy and management into a distinctive framework of problems, issues and questions concerning the urban environment in a developing country/city context. The field deals with environmental problems such as poor urban housing, poor water supply and sanitation, inadequate solid waste and wastewater management, vulnerability and adaptation to disaster and climate change risks, land use conflicts and deteriorating environmental quality in the home, workplace, neighborhood, city and region. Coursework and Research areas The curriculum offered by the UEM program includes courses in:

  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Legislation
  • Environmental Science and Technology for Decision Making
  • Gender Analysis for Urban Environmental Management
  • Management of Urban Housing, Infrastructure and Services
  • System Analysis and Quantitative Methods
  • Urban Environmental Research
  • Urban Environmental Management System
  • Urban Planning Environmental Design
  • Urbanization and Environmental Policy
  • Assessment and Implementation of Development Projects
  • Disaster Management in Urban Environmental Planning
  • Environmental Auditing
  • Environmental Conflict Resolution and Meditation
  • Governance and Urban Management
  • Assessment and Implementation of Development Projects
  • Urban Economics and Finance
  • Urban Environmental Planning and Management Workshop