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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 28, 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 14, 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 Pabel V Z

Apr 23, 2018

GREAT COURSE, essential for these moments of climate change

By Johanna T

Feb 20, 2016

very organized course and the lectures were clear and short

By Joy W

Jun 3, 2020

Very informative in propagating me towards my future goals

By gnana t

Jun 1, 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 5, 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 1, 2020

Great course!!! Great material and amazing initiatives!

By Nathan M

Jul 16, 2019

Very interesting, complete and enjoyable to go through.

By Bernardo R S C

Jun 7, 2016

Very good course!!! I'll recomend for sure!! Thank you!

By Aavani A

May 25, 2020

Such a good course with so much resources and content.

By Alejandro G F

Feb 25, 2019

Excellent. Dinamic, flexible, and very well presented.

By Ellen

Feb 18, 2018

Very inspiring and let's make this future world green!

By Tomer S

Feb 17, 2018

Amazing course, I can't describe how much it taught me

By Ledi M R

Jun 2, 2016

Learned a lot about sustainability. Lots of examples.

By Ivan E

Sep 25, 2020

Amazing course to learn more about sustainable cities

By Abdul M

Jun 7, 2019

Best course to understand sustainable cities.........

By Jason S

Dec 11, 2016

Excellent, visual, informative, and inspiring course.

By Martin H

Feb 17, 2018

Excellent. With a totally environmental perspective.

By Roberto R

Oct 15, 2016

Great course a lot of info but explained very well

By Martin L

Jan 31, 2016

Great organization and super interesting material!

By Alex C

Jan 30, 2018

Didn't feel like I was studying. Very interesting