Fall term

An entry-level course focused on development practices in project preparation and delivery. Open to all levels and fields, no prerequisites. Projects are used as the lens to understand Third World development theories. Teams will select and champion a project as reference throughout the term.

January IAP
SIGUS Workshops

Two-week field-based workshops in collaboration with local universities. Generally focused on communities in Third World countries, or targeting current pressing development issues.

Sustainable Settlement Design in Developing Countries

Currently not offered

A 1-week intensive course structured around hands-on sessions which explore physical planning issues in the provision of housing for low-income communities. Stress on basic tools and techniques of sustainable planning.


Spring term

The New Practitioner
An introduction to tools and techniques for a service oriented paradigm of practice, in the context of rapid urbanization in Third World countries.