Sustainable Urban Peace
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The twenty first century has seen the urban population exceed fifty percent, and it is expected to increase as the world is becoming more urban. In this age of rapid globalization and urbanization occurring at a faster rate than the capacity and rate of urban growth of many countries, more so in developing countries, a lot of conflict potential has been exerted on the existing urban social, political, environmental, and economic structures that decrease basic services to citizens, thus thwarting peaceful development. This curriculum explores from an international, regional, and national context, specifically Uganda, the nature of urbanization as a matrix of environmental security, risk and resilience, social problems, crime and violence, human security and urban safety, planning and urban research, given that urban/cities command an increasingly dominant role in the global economy. Using a transformative educational approach and pedagogy in the exploration and delivery of the above urban issues, it is expected to provide a learning experience to both participants and instructor(s) and that participants develop the knowledge and skills to critical analyze and solve urban issues through do no harm and peaceful development oriented approaches for better inclusive and sustainable urban living. This curriculum, with emphasis on human development in urban areas, effectively fits in Uganda Martyrs University’s Department of Good Governance and Peace’s vision and mission.