Street Addressing and Management of Cities
|Course Theme:||Innovative Solutions for Cities|
|Sub-Theme:||Planning, Finance and Governance|
|Time Commitment:||6 hours per week for 6 weeks|
|Amount:||US $ 0 (Course is free of charge)|
|Contact Name:||Soumya Dharmavaram|
Street Addressing has many applications:
- For the public, it creates a sense of citizenship and civic identity and it makes the city more user-friendly by (a) enabling people to get around, (b) facilitating the delivery of emergency and other services, and (c) locating urban facilities.
- For local governments, (1) it helps to spatially locate infrastructure, services, public facilities, and municipal assets and facilitate the programming of recurrent maintenance (e.g solid waste, street maintenance) and the planning of new investments; (2) it helps to to improve local tax collection and tax base identification; (3) it helps addressing a number of land management issues. In countries/cities where land registration systems are lagging, where judicial systems are unable to respond to multiple claims, where illegal/informal settlements are prevalent , a Street addressing system can help define occupancy at the block level (rather than ownership at the plot level) and can facilitate a greater sense of security as well as a better integration in the urban fabric.
- For the private sector, it enables utility concessionaires to manage their networks more effectively and boost local economic development.
The course includes four modules:
- Module 1: Introduction to Street Addressing
- Module 2: Street Addressing Applications
- Module 3: Designing a Street Addressing Program
- Module 4: Implementation and Maintenance
Designed for Local Government officials, municipal staff, service providers, utilities and private operators, this course is operationally oriented and hands-on. Its content includes step by step methodology, case studies, videos, web discussion forums moderated by experts, basic web tools for mapping and real life applications.