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Urban Planning in the Fourth Industrial Revolution


Development Academy of the Philippines

Course Overview

This course aims to introduce you to the field of urban planning in the context of the fourth industrial revolution. It shall discuss key concepts in urban planning and their relevance to the salient features of this revolution. The approach is both theoretical and historical with greater emphasis on key manifestations of the fourth industrial revolution such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Big Data among others. This course also emphasizes the opportunities and challenges of urban planning amid innovative and disruptive technologies.

Note to SPARTA scholars: Upon enrollment, you will have 6 months to finish a SPARTA course. Failure to complete the course in 6 months and/or inactivity for 3 months will result in course access revocation.

What You Will Learn

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

  • improve their basic understanding and appreciation of urban planning as a field of study, especially in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution; and
  • be more engaged in participation in activities or discussions relevant to these topics, especially on the challenges and opportunities that the fourth industrial revolution poses to urban planning.

Course Instructor

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Rafael April Rivera

Subject Matter Expert

Course Content

Week 1: Industrial Revolutions and the Urban Transition

9 Videos | 2 Activities

9 Videos

  • Welcome to the course!
  • First Industrial Revolution
  • Second Industrial Revolution
  • Third Industrial Revolution
  • Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Multi-Dimensional Impact of the Industrial Revolutions on Planning: Economic
  • Multi-Dimensional Impact of the Industrial Revolutions on Planning: Social
  • Multi-Dimensional Impact of the Industrial Revolutions on Planning: Physical
  • Environmental Planning

2 Activities

  • Recall Activity
  • Exit Assessment

Week 2: Developments Towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution

6 Videos | 2 Activities

6 Videos

  • Characteristics of the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotics
  • Internet of Things
  • 3D Printing
  • Impact on Urban Planning

2 Activities

  • Recall Activity
  • Exit Assessment

Week 3: 4IR Challenges and Opportunities in ASEAN and the Philippines

4 Videos | 2 Activities

4 Videos

  • Are the ASEAN countries 4IR ready?
  • Key Opportunities
  • Major Challenges
  • Way Forward

2 Activities

  • Recall Activity
  • Exit Assessment

Week 4: Accelerating Sustainable Development in the 4IR

3 Videos | 2 Activities

3 Videos

  • Utilizing Technology for Development Purposes
  • Smart Cities and Infrastructure
  • Open Data for Resilience Initiative

2 Activities

  • Recall Activity
  • Exit Assessment

Week 5: Preparing for the 4IR: The Economy and Labor Market

5 Videos | 2 Activities

5 Videos

  • Information Technology and Business Process Management
  • Embracing the E-Commerce Revolution
  • Are ASEAN workforces ready for the 4IR?
  • Job Generation or Job Loss?
  • Preparing for the Future of Work

2 Activities

  • Recall Activity
  • Exit Assessment

Week 6: Securing the 4th Industrial Revolution

5 Videos | 2 Activities

5 Videos

  • Cyberattacks
  • Vulnerable Data
  • Who should govern cyberspace? How should cyberspace be governed?
  • The New Currency
  • Key Takeaways

2 Activities

  • Recall Activity
  • Exit Assessment
  1. Course Number

    SP1009
  2. Classes Start

  3. Classes End

  4. Estimated Effort

    1-2 hours/week (12 hours)
  5. Price

    Php1000
  6. Prerequisites

    Development Academy of the Philippines SP101

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

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