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Designing Resilient Cities into a Systemic World

As populations and cities grow, explore the challenges for resilient development of infrastructure and security.

Designing Resilient Cities into a Systemic World
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

How can we better prepare for the ‘unknown unknowns’ in the build environment?

This course deals with the subject of megacities, the crucial role of urban infrastructure and future projections of factors influencing resilience and security at major populated hubs, wherein certain trends, strategies, challenges and possible solutions are explored and examined. Attention is also focused on the developed vs the underdeveloped world, as well as cumulative risks and hazards affecting the societal environment.

What topics will you cover?

  • Protocols and implementation, SSL/TLS and IPSec
  • Kerberos
  • OAuth, OAuth 2 and flaws
  • Modelling and analysis using process algebras such as BAN logic, CSP and applied pi calculus

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Discuss resilience challenges facing megacities and their urban infrastructures
  • Assess resilience trends in response to predicted risks threats and hazards
  • Assess pathways to greater urban resilience
  • Identify proposed solutions to known challenges in business, environment and societal settings

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at individuals who wish to understand the challenges facing megacities and their urban infrastructure, and also look at possible solutions to known challenges in the business environment.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Ast. professor and practitioner in crisis management, risk, BCM, security and resilience. A recipient of 3 awards having worked across 49 countries. https://www.linkedin.com/in/wayne-harrop-2b54b83/

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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