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EnergyUrban PlanningEconomyCity Planning

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Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 5 hours/week...

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Sustainable Urban Transformation

8 videos (Total 45 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Urban Climate Governance14m
The Efficient City7m
WWF Housing2m
ICLEI Participatory Urban Agriculture in Quito, Ecuador45s
The Urban Green – Part I6m
4 readings
Course syllabus10m
Grading10m
Readings Week 110m
About the team10m
1 practice exercise
Week 120m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Infrastructure and Planning

7 videos (Total 47 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Cities and Climate3m
WWF Transport1m
ICLEI Building Urban Resilience in Boulder, USA53s
The Urban Green - Part II5m
2 readings
Readings Week 210m
Green Urban Initiative: Example Submissions10m
1 practice exercise
Week 220m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Urban Living Labs

7 videos (Total 49 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Governance of Urban Sustainability Transitions6m
WWF Positive2m
ICLEI Energy Housekeeping in Seoul, Republic of Korea2m
The Urban Green - Part III4m
1 reading
Readings Week 310m
1 practice exercise
Week 320m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Future Urban Visions

7 videos (Total 45 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
7 videos
Visions and Pathways 20404m
WWF Food2m
ICLEI Carbon Literacy in Manchester, UK37s
The Green Urban - Part I5m
1 reading
Readings Week 410m
1 practice exercise
Week 420m
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Top reviews from Greening the Economy: Sustainable Cities

By MBMar 15th 2019

Really interesting course. I recommend it for all people who want to now how are cities need to act for sustainable development of our cities, how to prevent earth from fast increasing c02 footprint.

By MJJul 26th 2019

I believe that it is crucial that more citizens take courses on these issues to help our global goal of a sustainable future. This specific course highlights a lot of ways on which we can do so.

Instructors

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Dr. Kes McCormick

Associate Professor
International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
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Prof. Lena Neij

Professor and Director
International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
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Prof. James Evans

Visiting Researcher
International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
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Prof. Harriet Bulkeley

Visiting Researcher
International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics

About Lund University

Lund University was founded in 1666 and has for a number of years been ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 47 700 students and 7 500 staff based in Lund, Sweden. Lund University unites tradition with a modern, dynamic, and highly international profile. With eight different faculties and numerous research centres and specialized institutes, Lund is the strongest research university in Sweden and one of Scandinavia's largest institutions for education and research. The university annually attracts a large number of international students and offers a wide range of courses and programmes taught in English. In addition, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) is part of the university and works to advance strategies for sustainable solutions through cutting edge interdisciplinary research, high-quality innovative education, and effective communication and strong partnerships. ...

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