University for Continuing Education Krems

Universität für Weiterbildung Krems

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Building Inclusive Urban Communities (BInUCom) & Building Resilient Urban Communities (BReUCom)

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These two projects constitute a collaboration with several Indian Universities and NGOs in the sphere of housing and urban planning. They aim at improving higher education of future architects and planners with regards to socially responsible and inclusive city building. Due to the involvement of NGOs, a wider societal impact is envisaged: Webinars and courses are developed to specifically target staff of NGOs working with economically poor communities on the ground. This practice aims to further qualify these social front line workers for their capacity in linking people’s daily needs with wider policy frameworks and to enable a more participatory urban development in rapidly growing Indian cities.


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