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Paulius Kulikauskas (UN Habitat (JT gyvenviečių programa) padalinio Europai ir Europos institucijoms Briuselyje, Ženevoje ir Madride vadovas)

Živilė Šimkutė (konsultacinės strateginio planavimo įmonės MASH Studio direktorė)

City Management

Would you like to create sustainable and smart cities? Would you like to make decisions affecting the quality of life in urban areas? Would you like to know how to make urban areas more successful, more sustainable?
It is forecasted that in 2050 almost 70 % of the world’s population will live in cities, therefore it is essential to systematically and effectively solve current and future urban social, economic and environmental problems. Solutions should be based on innovative inter-sectoral and inter-disciplinary perspectives.
The Urban Management competence will include both policy/management and engineering (information, waste, transport, energy, water, other resources) elements of smart and sustainable urban development. The graduate will be able to formulate integrated objectives for improvement of social, economic, environmental quality in cities and to ensure effective implementation of the process.
After completion of the competence modules participants will obtain an additional certificate of the competence from the KTU Municipal Training Center (accredited by the Public Service Department under the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Lithuania).

Study subjects

Smart and Sustainable Cities (T270M131)
It requires knowledge in various disciplines while developing a sustainable city: urban development, economics, engineering and social sciences. This subject provides competences for evaluating situation and adopting systemic solutions on the main urban resources and flows: energy, transport, buildings and natural systems in existing ever-changing environment. During this module, students will understand the concept of sustainable city, learn how to find creative solutions will solve engineering and economic problems in real cities. Problem based learning will be applied, stimulating creativity, teamwork and entrepreneurship skills, systemic thinking at city level.
Management of Regional Development (S191M122)
Students acquire knowledge of the concept, content and role of a region, also knowledge of regional development management process, actors and tools; students gain practical skills required to analyse, develop, apply and assess regional development management means.
Space Syntax (S240M106)
Students will obtain knowledge about the concept of two languages of architecture, architectural / urban genotypes and space syntax theory as its model. The abilities to use various space syntax analysis tools for various architectural/urban contexts will be developed during the problem oriented tasks.