The learning outcome of this course is that you become familiar with this course environment.

The learning outcomes are

  • Understand National Urbanization Policy (NUP) from Rwandese and international perspective
    • Understand its need:
      • Why doed Rwanda have a national urban policy?
      • Why do countries have national urban policies? 
    • Understand its nature 
      • What are the main characteristics of the Rwanda National Urban Policy?
  • Understand the Spatial Development Framework (SDF)
    • Understand its need 
      • Explain the SDF as a whole
    • Understand its nature
      • Eplain individual blocks (each is a topic? )
        - data collection
        - Matrix of Functions
        - Consultative workshops
        - Preliminary SDF
        - SMCE
        - Strategic Action Plans
        - Technical review and political validation
  • Be familiar with the relation between the National Urban policy and the Spatial Development Framework
    • Apply the SDF in urban planning practice
      • Roles of SDF for NUP

The learning outcomes are: 

  • Master the application of methods and tools for Spatial Multi-Criteria Evaluation (SMCE)
    • Have a conceptual understanding of decision processes to position SMCE within these decision processes.
      • Introduction on Decision Making processes
    • Apply MCE and ability to choose appropriate MCE methods
      • Basic principles of Multicriteria Evaluation
    • Structuring skills
      • Evaluation problem structuring
    • Elicit levels of objective achievements
      • Value functions
    • Elicit preferences
      • Weighting methods
    • Interpret results
      • Aggregation and analysis of results
    • Recognize and acknowledge uncertainty
      • Uncertainty definition and identification
    • Apply SMCE
      • Basic principles of Spatial Multicriteria Analysis
    • Use ILWIS for SMCE
      • Concepts of ILWIS
      • Input and output of data 
      • SMCE in ILWIS
    • Do it yourself
      • Case study of Rwanda