Level 5 AWARD in Strategic Planning & Management for Major Cities

Strategic planning and management of major cities is fast becoming one of the central issues of 21st century risk and crisis management, as well as urban planning in general. The growth of even middle-size cities has gone beyond what their infrastructures were designed to manage, and there is a growing realisation that many of the structural and organisational frameworks that have been designed to support city management are either no longer fit for purpose, or are reaching the limits of their ability to model, understand and engage with the challenges associated with modern major city management.

This programme looks at some of the critical issues associated with major city management, taking best practice formats from across the world, but particularly from the lessons learned from the London Resilience Gold Command Crisis Management programme and other similar political and civil projects. The London Resilience programme created a rich archive of political, academic and operational lessons that can be utilised by any city management team to understand and develop the multi-stakeholder networks that are critical to any major city management programme.

Day 1 - Understanding the Modern Major City Risk Environment

  • 21st Century Major City Management
  • Chaos and Complexity: Mapping the 21st Century Urban Crisis Context
  • The Modern Urban Risk Environment: Climate, Urbanisation, Infrastructure
  • From Hyper-Connected to Community Resilience

Creating a Strategic Multi-Agency Planning Framework

  • The ‘One Games, One Team’ Doctrine
  • Developing The Stakeholder Network
  • Government, City and Organising Committee Integration
  • Public / Private Sector Integration

Creating a Strategic Multi-Agency Security, Risk and Crisis Management Framework

  • Transport Planning and Management
  • Transport Security
  • Multi-Agency Security Management Integration
  • Training, Exercising + Validation
  • Table-Top Exercise

Creating a Security Management and Incident Response Capability

  • Venue Security Planning and Management
  • Incident Management Structures
  • Last Mile Management
  • Security Planning and Preparation (Lessons from G4S)
  • Special Issues (CBRN, Pandemic, etc)

Soft Skills Management and Integration

  • Manage the Soft Skills of Major Event Management
  • Media Management
  • Volunteer Integration
  • Planning For The Next Stage