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Approx. 12 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

  • Increased knowledge on nature-based solutions in an urban world.

  • Deeper understanding of the relationship between cities, nature and innovation.

  • Improved critical thinking on the opportunities and challenges for nature-based solutions to contribute to transforming cities.

  • Expanded ability to use systems thinking to assess nature-based solutions.

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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

The course is open to anyone without prerequisite.

Approx. 12 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

International overview of nature-based solutions

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 33 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
International overview for nature-based solutions (Harriet Bulkeley)7m
International lessons on nature-based solutions from Australia (City of Melbourne)4m
European lessons on nature-based solutions from Sweden (City of Malmö)4m
Climate change and nature-based solutions2m
Mainstreaming nature-based solutions – part 1 (Christine Wamsler)7m
Mainstreaming nature-based solutions – part 2 (Christine Wamsler)4m
4 readings
Welcome to the course – start here!10m
Course reading10m
Course grading10m
Readings for this week10m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz
Week
2

Week 2

9 hours to complete

Assessment methods for nature-based solutions

9 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 18 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Assessment methods for nature-based solutions (Helena Hanson)6m
Perspectives on nature – Allowing nature to find its way2m
Experiences with nature-based solutions from Sweden (City of Höganäs)3m
Insights from IUCN and the URBES project3m
3 readings
Readings for this week10m
Description of assignment on Urban Nature in My City10m
Example of assignment on Urban Nature in My City10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Governance strategies for nature-based solutions

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 25 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Governance strategies for nature-based solutions (Yuliya Voytenko)7m
Perspectives on nature – Strengthening cultural identity2m
Experiences with nature-based solutions from Sweden (City of Kristianstad)3m
Insights from IUCN and the URBES project – Berlin9m
1 reading
Readings for this week10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Business models for nature-based solutions

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 24 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Business models and nature-based solutions (Helen Toxopeus)6m
Perspectives on nature – Going with the economic flow2m
Experiences with nature-based solutions from Sweden (City of Lomma)3m
Insights from IUCN and the URBES project – Barcelona7m
1 reading
Readings for this week10m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz

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