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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 Alejandro G F

Feb 25, 2019

Excellent. Dinamic, flexible, and very well presented.

By Ellen

Feb 19, 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 02, 2016

Learned a lot about sustainability. Lots of examples.

By Abdul M

Jun 07, 2019

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

By Jason S

Dec 12, 2016

Excellent, visual, informative, and inspiring course.

By Martin H

Feb 17, 2018

Excellent. With a totally environmental perspective.

By Roberto C R M

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

By Debmallya G

May 15, 2020

very good slides as well as detailed explanation

By Mohammad M A

May 27, 2017

thanks for providing such an awesome course.

By Raul D

Jan 30, 2017

Very interesting concepts and good materials

By Barton C

Mar 28, 2016

learned many things about sustainable cities

By Kitzia R

Jun 21, 2016

Good videos and lectures. Excellent course

By Francesca T

May 06, 2020

Very interesting course, highly suggested

By Nicole P

May 04, 2020

I loved this course. I would recommend it

By John G L I

Oct 24, 2017

very interesting and excellent material 1

By mohammed a r

May 09, 2018

A really helpful and informative course

By Diana S

Jan 07, 2017

Really interesting and involved course!

By Ana I A G

Mar 22, 2018

Great course, exceeded my expectations

By Udval O

Nov 29, 2017

Excellent course with great resources!

By Anny d

Feb 03, 2020

Dynamic course with many examples.

By Sami U

Oct 23, 2016

Very interesting and useful course

By Viviana R E

Mar 01, 2016

Excellent content and professors!!