International Bureau of Social and Economic Research

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This course will help you to be an urban manager and a citizen defender - USD$20

Course on Territorial Planning and citizen rights

3 hours per week / 6 weeks

Learn how the cities are being managed, how to manage communitary processes and defend the right to the city

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There is a urban crisis worldwide due to the speculation of land and a tendency of cities beautification. Fundamental rights are being violated to the citizens. This course will teach you about the core elements behind urban decisions, will teach you about your rights from an international perspective so you can actively be part on decisions, make an impact, and defend your rights.

Identify the main perils for citizens due to how cities are being reconfigured.

Learn how to use legal tools to demand your rights to be fulfill

Join with other students to share experiences, best practices, and actions to be an active part of the city reconfiguration

Be the first on led change in your community by rising awareness


1. Infrastructure and financial speculation
  • Financial crisis and Neoliberalism
  • Economic democracy and capture of the State
  • Housing and territory as a financial asset
  • Creation of money and speculation
  • Social impacts of the speculative economy
  • 2. POT and planning instruments
  • National and international planning regulations of International Planning
  • International institutional scaffolding of planning and its effects in developing countries
  • Land Management Plans (POT)
  • Components of the POT
  • Agents and actors involved in the design of POT
  • Planning instruments used for the development of the territories
  • Tools to prevent Gentrification
  • Development for all and social construction of the habitat
  • Technologies for the construction of inclusive cities: FabLabs, Citizen Labs and Polis Institute
  • 3. Defense of rights and right to the city
  • Origin of the human rights charter
  • Social Mobilization and Human Rights
  • General guidelines to take into account national and international legal systems
  • Historical context right to the city
  • Right to the city in the 21st century
  • Basic principles and guidelines on evictions and displacement generated by development
  • Good practices in defense of rights
  • 4. Sentiment in movement
  • Historical context of the social movement
  • Social movements in the information and communications era
  • Construction of the public - democratic
  • Cultural booklet and citizenship
  • Di-dreaming eu-topias
  • 5. Formulation of socio-economic and environmental problems
  • Introduction to problem formulation
  • Characterization of the problem
  • Importance of the problem
  • Information search
  • Problem Tree
  • 6. Citizenship 2.0
  • Leadership
  • Democratization of information and knowledge
  • The history of demagoguery
  • The reinvention of demagogy in the 20th century
  • Internet, Fake News and a new citizenship culture

  • Course features

    1. Start date the 4th of March of 2019 on the digital platform.
    2. It only costs U$20
    3. By registering you can receive digital information and gifts before the course starts

    The only course that tells you the truth about how cities decisions are made of

    Meet the instructors

    Patricia Fernandez

    PhD on Education with focus on pedagogical tools from La Salle University in Costa Rica

    Susana Valencia

    Master in Social Sciences with honors on Political Studies from the School of high studies on social sciences (EHESS) Paris - France.

    Juan Pablo Durán

    Máster in urban studies and planning with focus on International Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - USA

    Elizabeth Montoya

    Economist of Eafit University and Master in Urban and Regional Studies from National University - Colombia.

    Iván Castrillón

    Historian expert on the history and philosophy of the sciences and techniques in the French epistemological tradition.

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