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Urban Planning in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Development Academy of the Philippines
Enrollment is Closed

Course Overview

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and the technological advances it brings are drastically changing the way citizens live, work, and communicate. To keep up, leaders can better plan and manage cities and regions by harnessing the power of emerging 4IR technologies and the big data that come from them, to provide better access to services and transportation, to provide better use of land and buildings, to enhance urban economic productivity, and to increase society wellbeing, while reducing environmental impact. In this course, participants will be introduced to 4IR, its impact and importance in urban planning, and some useful technologies in model sustainable cities. Participants will be equipped with technical skills to address common urban planning problems and focus areas quantitatively. Analysis and modeling of public, urban, and geospatial data, development of key performance indicators, and data visualization and mapping will also be discussed.

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this course, the learners are expected to:

  • learn about the 4th Industrial Revolution and be informed of how increased technological capabilities and knowledge can impact lives, businesses, the workplace, and localities;
  • discover the emerging 4IR technologies (especially in the Philippines) and the data that can be collected from them which can help inform urban planning decisions; and
  • apply various reporting and analytics techniques and methods on public, urban, and geospatial data and recommend actions from the results.


You will need a computer or laptop with Microsoft Excel installed. Computer or laptop requirements are:

  • For Windows: Core i3 or better, 4GB RAM or better, MS Excel 2007 or better
  • For MacBook: ideally MS Excel 2013 or newer should be installed (some functions require this version on the Mac). If the version of MS Excel is 2011, download and install StatPlus.
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    Development Academy of the Philippines SP101

    You must successfully complete Development Academy of the Philippines SP101 before you begin this course.