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Livable and Sustainable Cities in e-Governance


Development Academy of the Philippines

Course Overview

Governance is an important aspect of smart cities, due to the importance of city administration and management, and collaboration between the various stakeholders to achieve the desired levels of development, growth, sustainability and quality of life. This course aims to introduce the fundamentals of a smart city framework as an emerging trend in urban development and management, and as a potential tool in enhancing good governance and public sector productivity. The course, likewise, presents samples of smart innovations, and tackles the challenges and implications in pursuing smart city transformation and management. Participants will look at case studies of how successful smart cities are implementing smart governance.

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 of e-governance in the context of promoting livable and sustainable cities; and
  • be more engaged in participation in activities or discussions relevant to these topics, especially on how these services can enhance delivery of public services.

Course Instructor

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Rafael April Rivera

Subject Matter Expert

Course Content

Week 1: The Cities We Want: Resilient, Sustainable and Livable

8 Videos | 2 Activities

8 Videos

  • Welcome to the course!
  • Visioning for Cities of the Future
  • #Envision2030
  • Dimensions of a Smart City
  • Characteristics of a Smart City
  • Case Study: Amsterdam
  • Smart City Readiness Model
  • Garuda Smart City Model

2 Activities

  • Recall Activity
  • Exit Assessment

Week 2: e-Government: Its Role, Importance, and Challenges

7 Videos | 2 Activities

7 Videos

  • e-Government Development Index
  • e-Governance Definition
  • Role of Different Stakeholders
  • G2C, C2G, G2G, and G2B
  • Opportunities of e-Governance
  • Challenges in e-Governance
  • Trust in the Government and Confidence in the Integrity of the System

2 Activities

  • Recall Activity
  • Exit Assessment

Week 3: The Rise of Digital Platforms in Connecting Citizens (G2C E-Services)

4 Videos | 2 Activities

4 Videos

  • G2C/C2G E-Services Review
  • Information
  • Consultation
  • Participation

2 Activities

  • Recall Activity
  • Exit Assessment

Week 4: Improvement of Business Competitiveness (G2B E-Services)

2 Videos | 2 Activities

2 Videos

  • Value Added in Ease of Doing Business
  • E-Logistics and E-Agriculture

2 Activities

  • Recall Activity
  • Exit Assessment

Week 5: Smart Technologies for Smart Governments (G2G E-Services)

4 Videos | 2 Activities

4 Videos

  • Main Elements of G2G Relationships
  • Interoperability Governance
  • Open Data and Database Building
  • Key Takeaways

2 Activities

  • Recall Activity
  • Exit Assessment
  1. Course Number

    SP1010
  2. Classes Start

  3. Classes End

  4. Estimated Effort

    1-2 hours/week (10 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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