29 May – 2 June 2017 — This training course is a collaboration of UN-Habitat and the International Urban Training Centre (IUTC). It draws on knowledge and experience of the City Prosperity Initative (CPI) developed by UN-Habitat as a tool to measure different dimensions of prosperity in cities, as well as to serve as a platform for policy dialogue and action planning for cities. The CPI supports local and national governments’ efforts to compile reliable and timely information to support problem analysis and decision-making to foster urban prosperity for all and sustainable urban development. There are already CPI fully developed for more than 300 cities worldwide and recently it has been recognized and endorsed as a global and local monitoring tool for measuring the attainment of the SDG11 – Sustainable Development Goal for cities.
The goal of the course is to develop practical knowledge on the use of urban indicators in policy making, action planning and implementation with a focus on their impact on the spatial structure of cities and urban prosperity.
This course was designed for senior decision makers and executive staff of municipal and regional governments involved in urban planning and management of cities, mostly from the Asia-Pacific region.
The following themes will be addressed and discussed during the training programme:
• Urban indicators and decision supporting systems
• International experiences with urban indicators and urban policy monitoring such as EU City Audit, Green Cities Index, UKid Index, UN-Habitat Housing and Urban Indicators, Smart Cities Indicators;
• Urban growth and sustainability in a global, regional and local context
• Concept and applicability of city prosperity
• Case studies presentation and illustrations of sustainable cities from Europe, Asia and Latin America.
• City Prosperity Index-CPI: design, concept, practice and policy implications
• Examples of CPI from Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America: lessons learned
• Building the City Prosperity Index: Index and Sub-index of CPI.