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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 Faiz K

Feb 21, 2016

Excellent course, with very informative and captivating lectures and videos.

By Jay A S

Feb 01, 2020

Good learning about reducing carbon footprints and making cities liveable.


Feb 12, 2019

Thanks. It's so special for me! I want to change my generation for better!

By Marcos G

May 04, 2017

Very important course. Widened my perspective of Sustainability in Cities.

By Ernest O

Jun 08, 2020

A wonderful and fit for purpose course. i recommend for every individual

By Utsav S

Jun 08, 2020

Very informative. Learnt many new things. Recommend this course for 2020


May 14, 2019

it helped me develop an insight into problems related to sustainability.

By Idowu T E

Jun 02, 2019

The course videos are not only informative. They are also inspirational

By Emil M

Jan 24, 2018

Great course overall. Easy to understand and comprehensive explanation.

By Divya R

Apr 20, 2020


By Thomas T

Feb 09, 2020

Excellent introductory course on sustainability and how to achieve it

By Julie B

Jan 23, 2019

Very interesting subject with a lot of different topics and speakers.


Aug 16, 2017

Interesting, necessary, educational, and fun course. Thanks so much!

By Sofía M

Jun 14, 2020

Great course, great professors and the information is very complete.

By crescentiana c

Jan 30, 2020

Best program to keep you current and updating your respective field.

By Sheetal

Jun 07, 2020

very informative, helpful and all the lectures are very interesting

By S.F.Salma

May 31, 2020

Thank you so much for this wonderful study materials being provided

By Luciana M

Jan 29, 2016

It is a very important course! I love it! The material is amazing!

By Filip O

Jun 07, 2020

Great course with interesting video and reading materials. Thanks!

By Sonia

May 23, 2020

Really impressed with the content and easy of use of the platform.

By Oleksii K

Jul 14, 2019

Thank you for the opportunity learn the cities all over the world.

By Asim K

Nov 05, 2016

Great course! I had a wonderful time studying and watching videos!

By Stefania G

Oct 16, 2020

This has been one of the best sustainability courses I am taking.

By Louis S

Apr 14, 2020

Very interesting. I found the readings very insightful. Thank you

By Zeus S B

Sep 02, 2017

Excellent course. New ideas for a better world, a must do course.