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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....

Top reviews

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 Luciana M

Jan 29, 2016

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

By Filip O

Jun 7, 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 5, 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 2, 2017

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

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 Marisa 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 6, 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.


Nov 16, 2020

This course helped me to understand sustainable future cities.

By Akshya B

Aug 30, 2020

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

By Sadequl A S

Jun 1, 2020

Love the format! Informative alongside being quiet interesting

By Lisandro A

Dec 12, 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 5, 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 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