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About the Course

How can we shape urban development towards sustainable and prosperous futures? This course will explore sustainable cities as engines for greening the economy. We place cities in the context of sustainable urban transformation and climate change. Sustainable urban transformation refers to structural transformation processes – multi-dimensional and radical change – that can effectively direct urban development towards ambitious sustainability and climate goals. We will connect the key trends of urbanization, decarbonisation and sustainability. We will examine visions, experiments and innovations in urban areas. We will look at practices (what is happening in cities at present) and opportunities (what are the possibilities for cities going forwards into the future). We bring together a collection of diverse short films and key short readings on sustainable cities as well as interactive forums and a practical assignment to create an online learning community. This course provides key examples of activities to promote sustainable cities in Scandinavia, Europe and around the world. We utilize films and reports by WWF, the Economist Intelligence Unit, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, UN-Habitat, C40 Climate Leadership Group, Arup, Sustainia, the Rockefeller Foundation, and ongoing research projects. This course is produced by Lund University in cooperation with WWF and ICLEI. It is available for free to everyone, everywhere! The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University is an international centre of excellence on sustainable solutions. The IIIEE is ideally suited to understand and explain the interdisciplinary issues in sustainable cities and greening the economy utilising the diverse disciplinary backgrounds of its international staff. The IIIEE has been researching and teaching on sustainable solutions since the 1990s and it has extensive international networks connecting with a variety of organizations....

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Sep 29, 2019

This course has been approached not just for academic purpose but also it is a moral oligation to carry forward what has been taught. I thank the authorities and faculties who have made presentations.


Mar 15, 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.

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By Issifu R

Oct 18, 2016

This is great a course. Thank you to all the good course teachers


Feb 23, 2016

Great introductory course. Easy to follow, interesting structure.

By María I O

Feb 22, 2016

Excellent! It helps you to open your mind to other possibilities.

By Gordon L

Sep 19, 2020

Great overview of Urban Sustainability and how to vision for it.

By Thomas P

Mar 23, 2018

Fantastic course, very well put together and extremely relevant.

By Zeus R G

Dec 07, 2016

Excellent material, resources and information. Very recommended.

By Carolina C A

Oct 16, 2016

A must-take for every professional in the sustainability field.

By Akshya B

Aug 30, 2020

Got a great information. But need video should be made better.

By Sadequl A S

Jun 01, 2020

Love the format! Informative alongside being quiet interesting

By Lisandro A

Dec 13, 2018

Great Introduction and overall awareness on the subject.


By Marcio L d S G

Nov 22, 2019

Good introduction course for sustainability issues in cities.

By Aditi S t

Sep 05, 2020

Great course! Although too theoretical for a design student.

By Charles K G

Apr 20, 2017

The course is very informative and promotes positive change.

By Pabel V Z

Apr 24, 2018

GREAT COURSE, essential for these moments of climate change

By Johanna T

Feb 21, 2016

very organized course and the lectures were clear and short

By Joy W

Jun 03, 2020

Very informative in propagating me towards my future goals

By gnana t

Jun 01, 2020

It was great learning new things and developing knowledge.

By Ekanayaka M R J

Oct 25, 2018

Thank You for offering such a valuable course free for me.

By D B N S V

May 24, 2020

Thanks for the course by lund university and course team

By Vaishnavi R M

Apr 28, 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed the course. One of the best so far.

By Anusha S

Mar 05, 2020

A quick and useful overview of sustainability in cities.

By Neyla M G T

Jan 31, 2017

It is an excellent course, really happy to learn with it

By Francisco C V

Sep 30, 2016

Muy buen curso te amplia la vista del mundo en este tema

By Elena F C

Jun 01, 2020

Great course!!! Great material and amazing initiatives!

By Nathan M

Jul 16, 2019

Very interesting, complete and enjoyable to go through.