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Urban Planner

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Canadian Urban Institute
Acronyme : CUI
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life in urban areas across Canada and around the world. We bring together experts from different disciplines to connect people, resources, and ideas to build strong communities and equitable, sustainable, and competitive urban regions. As an independent and non-partisan body, CUI is committed to improving policy making, governance, and management of city regions by encouraging a better understanding of contemporary urban issues. CUI has four centres of activity: a) Education and Research, convening conferences, seminars, and workshops on urban issues, to bring together urban practitioners from the private, public, not-for-profit, and academic sectors to participate in events with top thinkers, leading experts, and decision-makers from Canada and internationally; b) Urban Leadership, promoting and paying tribute to people, groups, and organizations that make a significant impact on the quality of our urban life; c) Centre for the Development of Community Assets (CDCA), bringing together people, money, and ideas to build the community assets that contribute to quality of life for urban dwellers; and d) International Partnerships, sharing with the world Canada's experiences of managing its urban regions, focusing primarily in the fields of policy development, capacity building, civic engagement, planning and growth management, environmental protection, social development, local economic development, institutional change for municipal and metropolitan governments, and urban finance.
Adresse : 555 Richmond Street West
Suite 402, PO Box 612
Toronto, Ontario,
M5V 3B1
FAX: (416) 365-0650
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Internship Coordinator
Courriel : internships@canurb.com
Pays : Philippines
Ville : Iloilo City
Secteur : Gouvernement et société civile
Description du stage : CUI is active in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines pursuing a theme of "making decentralization work," assisting our three partner local governments to meet the challenges of the country's thrust to decentralize national powers and responsibilities to local governments. Within the framework of the Urban Partnerships Project Philippines (UPP Philippines), CUI supports our partners to develop model approaches and generate new ideas for advancing urban sustainability and poverty reduction in cities. UPP Philippintes has three major emphases, working at different scales: 1) City level - sustaining and deepening good urban governance in CUI's three priority centres, supporting our long-term partners - Metro Iloilo, Province of Guimaras and Municipality of Malay - to sustain and deepen the gains they have made in good urban governance over the past decade; 2) Regional level - catalyzing change in cities across the Western Visayas region, helping our three long-term partners to become core knowledge centres networked with 16 other cities across the region, sharing their expertise, know-how and approaches; 3) National level - generating new ideas for sustainable urban development across the Philippines.

In Canada
The intern will spend the Canadian portion of the internship preparing for the overseas component, by arranging for the logistics for the overseas stay; by conducting background research on the host country, host organization, associated CUI project, and relevant topics; and by familiarizing his/herself with the cultural and business practices of the host country. Following the overseas portion, the intern will debrief, write his/her final report, and begin his/her job search.

The intern will join the CUI office in the Philippines and work with the project team and local municipal partners under the direct supervision of the CUI Regional Manager. The intern will share Canada's experience in city planning, contributing case studies and advising on the development of a curriculum for a series of short-courses, targeting professional urban planners in the Western Visayas region. The intern will be assigned the following activities:
- Compile and present to partners Canadian case studies illustrating Canada's experience in city planning, focusing on a range of topics that may include civic engagement, investing in the public realm, and building community assets.
- Recommend knowledge management strategies, identifying tools and methodologies for sharing ideas and experiences.
- Using participatory methodologies, support an advisory committee of chief planners and academics to develop a curriculum for a series of short-courses on city planning designed to upgrade skills and knowledge of practicing urban planners in the Metro Iloilo and Western Visayas region.
Organisation d'accueil : Canadian Urban Institute - Philippines Country Office
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : CUI will be the official host organization. In the Philippines, with CIDA funding, CUI supports the country's thrust of decentralization of powers to local authorities and empowerment of communities in local decision-making. The mandate of CUI can be found in the "proponent information" section.

The intern(s) will work closely with our long-term local partner: Metropolitan Iloilo Guimaras Economic Development Council (MIGEDC), a new metro governance body - composed of the City of Iloilo, the Province of Guimaras, and the five suburban municipalities of Metro Iloilo - mandated to address social, economic, and environmental problems resulting from expanding urbanization.