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Code of Conduct

UrbanShift values and respects individuals and their perspectives, including gender expression and identity, race, economic status, sex, sexuality, ethnicity, national origin, first language, religion, age and ability. To ensure an environment that fosters inclusive learning, all users must agree to uphold an online learning community where everyone feels safe and respected. Insults, slurs directed against racial, ethnic, religion, sexual, gender or any other group, and disrespectful language will not be tolerated.  


The boundaries and names shown, and the designations used on the maps within this course do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by UrbanShift. Maps are for illustrative purposes and do not imply the expression of any opinion on the part of WRI or partners, concerning the legal status of any country or territory or concerning the delimitation of frontiers or boundaries.

Use of the Material: CC BY-NC

It allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material in any medium or format for noncommercial purposes only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator.


While every effort is made to keep courses up to date, hyperlinks provided within the course may break over time. Links are included as a convenience for users of UrbanShift courses. We provide full references to all resources used. If a link is broken, please review the full reference and use your preferred search engine to find the recommended material. By providing a hyperlink to a third party, UrbanShift does not endorse the link, website, content or its sponsoring organization.  

Using Google translate to translate documents

We try to utilize material available in multiple languages, however, when material is not available in one of the six languages we offer this course, you can try the Google Translate function that allows translation of text, documents and websites. Note that this feature is does not function in China and potentially other regions. View instructions here

Secondary references

Please note that secondary references have been omitted from direct excerpts of text to simplify the content presented. If you wish to reference material presented in this course, we urge you to reference the original text to ensure all references are captured. 

Download the application for mobile devices

The Edly Go mobile apps will allow Learners to see the courses that they are already enrolled into.  

  • To download the Edly Go mobile app on Android, visit the Play Store and search for “Edly Go”. Once downloaded, enter your login information and you will automatically see your courses.  
  • To download the Edly Go mobile app on iOS, visit the Apple App Store and search for “Edly Go”. Once downloaded, enter your login information and you will automatically see your courses.  
Tech requirements 
The Edly platform works best with the following platforms and systems:
Web Browsers:
  • Google Chrome (61.0.3163.100+) 
  • Firefox (56.0+) 
  • Internet Explorer (11+) 
  • Safari (9.1.2+) 
  • Opera (48.0.2685.35+) 

Operating Systems:

  • Windows 7, 8, 10, 11 
  • MAC OSx (10.10.5+) 
  • Linux (various versions) 
  • Android (4.0+) 
  • iOS (6.0+) 
Other recommended specs:
  • Stable Network Connection 
  • 500kbps Network Bandwidth 
  • 1 GB RAM or better (Windows) 
  • Intel Processor, 1 GB RAM or better (MAC) 

Featured Resources


A sustainable future depends on whether cities can become more prosperous, more equal, and low-carbon at the same time. This synthesis report produced by WRI offering a roadmap for how to unleash transformative change in cities.


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