“In April 2014 UN-Habitat has launched the Global Urban Lectures - lecture packages focused on subjects related to cities and urbanization. The Global Urban Lecture series is an online repository of 15 minute video lectures that make available knowledge and experience of experts associated with UN-Habitat.
Each lecture package consists of a synopsis of the lecture, biography of the speaker, links to associated materials for in-depth study, and the 15 min video. The series was launched with 20 lectures, and more to follow shortly. Currently available lectures include: ‘Making room for a planet of cities’ – Shlomo (Solly) Angel – Stern School of Business, New York University; ‘Slums: past, present and future’ – Eugenie Birch – University of Pennsylvania; Citizen roles in resilient cities’ – Ron Dembo – Zerofootprint; ‘Incremental Housing – The new site & services’ – Reinhard Goethert – Massachusetts Institute of Technology; ‘Participation in practice’ – Nabeel Hamdi – Oxford Brookes University; ‘Value Capture as a land based tool to finance development’ – Martim Smolka –Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.”
The full packages of the lectures can be accessed from http://unhabitat.org/urban-knowledge-2/urban-lectures/