Building on the Commons, Electives will build on concepts and skills taught in the Commons and allow learners to create their own trajectory through the UFP by focusing on particular sectors and focus areas they want to develop. Fellows will be able to choose four of ten to twelve elective courses that will enable them to understand, engage and grapple with contemporary urban debates.
In 2019-20, these electives included a combination of practice-oriented courses including modules on Housing, Urban and Regional Economic Development and Climate Change where Fellows interrogated how the policy problem was framed, the interventions and actions proposed, and the possibilities and challenges of the current paradigm. Other elective courses were more conceptual and allowed Fellows to explore ideas and concepts that inform the understanding of the urban such as Southern Urban Theory, and Reading the City.
A long list of Electives includes courses on:
- Southern Urban Theory
- Housing Policy and Practice
- Climate Change and Cities
- Digital labor markets and the future of work in Indian cities
- Media and the Cities
- Urban Sanitation
- Urban Risk and Resilience
- The Urban Missions
- Urban Health
- The Practice of Economics in the Urban
- Urban Mobility