MOOCS

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Dar es Salaam teaches philosophical and ethical courses reflecting deeply on human affairs. However, issues pertaining to social sustainability, social inequality and social exclusion have not been well captured in the curriculum. The aim of the MOOC is to focus on applied ethics and practical philosophy, especially in the urban setting.


read more

Latin American cities are constantly growing due to urbanisation processes, generating the construction of informal human settlements. In this vulnerable urban context, many children are born and raised without having access to safe, inclusive and stimulating public spaces.


read more

Crime, violence and social conflicts of diverse forms and sources have continued to undermine urban safety and security globally, thereby engendering a regime of fear and widespread episodic disruptions of social and economic lives. These conflicts are related to the complex and myriad social interactions and interchanges in the urban social environment.


read more

Rapid urbanisation in some coastal cities in Java has led to the increase of vulnerability of coastal populations due to the impact of climate change. Sea level rise, coastal erosion and rainfall pattern deviations have resulted in frequent disturbances, mostly related to water (e.g. flood and water provision). In addition, there is a lack of literacy and awareness on climate change issues.


read more

Universal design is a broad approach and philosophy that holds the idea of social inclusion. This MOOC is anchored on the idea of understanding the various aspects of social inclusion in the Global South with a focus on diverse human experiences such as age, ability and gender as the key aspects.


read more

Based on the recognition of the housing problems of Brazilian cities, this MOOC addresses the upgrading of vilas (informal settlements) and technical assistance to social housing in the south of the country.


read more

This MOOC examines the theme “Gender Inclusivity of Urban Spaces” and highlights the question of unbalanced and inequitable urbanisation in the Global South. It brings into focus the urban processes and policies in the two south Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, known for their long-standing collective political mobilisation and claim-making.


read more