Agile Entrepreneurship Development Program - Urban Resilience to Pandemics

2 Feb, 7:00pm – 23 Mar 2023, 9:00pm
Online
Agile Entrepreneurship Development Program - Urban Resilience to Pandemics

Program Type: Online Short Course

Program Dates: 2 February to 23 March 2023 (19:00 – 20:00 - lecture: 2 February, group work:16 February -16 March, final presentation: 23 March)

Application Deadline: 30 January 2023 

Summary:  The Agile Entrepreneurship Development Program - Urban Resilience to Pandemics is a free online course hosted by Hiroshima University, Japan.  This course provides an opportunity for the students from Japan, England, India, and Australia to discuss issues related to various areas such as economy, environmental management, governance, social inequality, smart cities, transportation, and urban design. Students will receive a certificate of completion from Hiroshima University at the end of the course. 

Course outline

COVID-19 rapidly spread across many cities around the globe, causing significant socio-economic impacts. The pandemic has brought to the forefront issues related to the vulnerability of cities to infectious diseases and provides an unprecedented opportunity for critical reflections and debates about major issues that need to be addressed and lessons that can be learned to better deal with future similar events.

This course aims to familiarize students with the concept of resilience and enhance their awareness of the community characteristics that can contribute to pandemic resilience. It will provide an opportunity for the students from Japan, England, India, and Australia to discuss issues related to various areas such as economy, environmental management, governance, social inequality, smart cities, transportation, and urban design. The pandemic has affected Japan, England, India, and Australia differently and each country’s response has also been different. Students are encouraged to engage in interactive discussion sessions and exchange their ideas about different approaches and gain insights into how to build on the success stories and avoid failures. The course will also involve three lectures from scholars with extensive experience on urban resilience. They will discuss the significance of major characteristics such as flexibility, collaboration, diversity, redundancy, resourcefulness, and self-organization for enhancing pandemic resilience.

Apply

To apply, please email a statement of purpose outlining why you wish to attend the online course to [email protected] by the 30 January 2023.  Please include your name, student ID, year at UNSW and UNSW degree in your email. 

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