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About the Course

How can we shape our urban development towards sustainable and prosperous futures? This course explores 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 connect the key trends of urbanization, decarbonisation and sustainability. We examine visions, experiments and innovations in urban areas. And we look at practices (what is happening in cities at present) and opportunities (what are the possibilities for cities going forwards into the future). This course provides key examples of activities to promote sustainable cities in Scandinavia, Europe and around the world. 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 is produced by Lund University in cooperation with WWF Cities and ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability. It is available for free to everyone, everywhere!...

Top reviews

SV
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.

MB
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 Sacha G

May 21, 2019

Enjoyable balance of academic content and contextual videos bringing key concepts to life

By Brian N

Jun 22, 2017

Good introduction to concepts, but repetitive and could dig deeper into technical details

By Prasham B

Jun 17, 2019

The course structure is more focused on mitigation & governance for sustainable cities.

By Gayathri.J

May 18, 2020

Course was very informative and helpful with moral obligation , conserving our nature.

By Albert M B

Jun 3, 2020

It should have a new update at 2020, the global pandemia has changed some things.

By Luis P

May 4, 2020

Good introduction and overview of sustainable cities and their desired end goals.

By Ryan F

Dec 10, 2017

Readings could have included more journal/news articles vs academic dry content.

By Eloïse G

Nov 18, 2016

very interesting, with a lot of great examples of what is done around the world.

By RAVINDER

Apr 14, 2020

It was a nice experience and content. The course was designed in a smart way.

By Lau A

Dec 4, 2016

Very insightful, great lectures, challenging assignments. Highly recommended.

By Daniel Q

Sep 8, 2020

Its an easy and interesting approach of how to make more green our cities :)

By Jesse T

Sep 17, 2017

This course offers many external readings to accommodate the video lectures.

By Philip M

Dec 15, 2020

More examples from outside Scandinavia would be helpful (if they exist!)

By Michael E

May 1, 2020

A really interesting, well presented course about an important subject.

By Sorely C

Nov 4, 2018

I would like to recieve feedback from professor in the debate sections.

By roisin m

Jun 8, 2020

Great course content and reading materials are all easily accessible

By Dimitrios D

Sep 4, 2020

Maybe a little short to cover the subject matter being discussed.

By Marisa J K

May 10, 2020

A lot of valuable information and interesting content! Thank you!

By Stu Y

Feb 6, 2020

A gentle, easy introduction to a complicated, challenging topic.

By Jorge R

Oct 31, 2018

Good for an Introduction to Sustainability in Urban Areas

By Scott P

Apr 15, 2019

I really enjoyed this class and recommend it to others.

By Marta T

May 26, 2020

There where some modules quite redundant.

By Uday S

Apr 25, 2020

very interactive and informative course.

By Zoe W

Nov 13, 2018

could use other types of assessment

By james i

Dec 13, 2017

Could have more technical knowledge