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September 10, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – September 22, 2023 @ 9:00 am
Seminar on Dense Urban Studies
For mid-career leaders, this 2-week program helps participants understand the complex make-up and critical issues of operating in dense urban areas and megacities.
The Future is Now
The Institute for Defense and Business (IDB) offers our Dense Urban Studies Strategic Broadening Seminar (DUS SBS), a two-week educational and experiential learning opportunity for participants to explore and understand the critical infrastructure, urban geography, and flow of cities to better plan for the future fight by using the megacity of New York as a living laboratory. As the world’s population continues to become increasingly concentrated in megacities, this broadening seminar is designed to increase awareness and planning considerations for urban operations.
To effectively demonstrate the size and scale of these urban operations, the IDB brings together academia, the interagency, private sector and the military to share and study the “megacity system” for broader understanding and situational awareness. This seminar is specialized at the O-3/4 level including Warrant Officers and Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (Bachelor’s Degree Preferred). Civilians of an equivalent career level are encouraged to participate.