Excellent course I have learned alot about the importance of nature and how nature can be used as a solution for solving urban problems. Great experencie can't wait for the next course.
Excellent preparation and presentation of course materials, enthusiastic lecturers, good selection of case study and broad perspective on the subject-keep up the good work!
By João F N S•
I really liked the course and the idea behind it, but I feel it lacked some technical, quantity data, for example how much the temperature in Melbourne would increase if they lost their urban forest, or how much would a green roof would, financially, contribute to a region (using installation and maintenance costs).
Other than that, it was a great course!
By Parth K•
A good start to understanding the basic facets of Nature-based Solutions. With the growing needs and concerns amongst the young generation regarding climate breakdown, this course can prepare professionals as well as students with research interest to dive into the world of green infrastructure.
By Sonia M O•
I love the way the course was set up. Very helpful and easy to pay attention with different videos and presenters. I also appreciated the readings, resources, and how they really give examples about different parts of the world. It was a little too theoretical for me but I still learned a lot!
By Andrew C•
Well curated and researched information on the start of the art of Nature Based Solutions. Readings were comprehensive - better summaries or key information sections would have been helpful. Quiz questions could be more clear.
By Muhammad F•
This course helps me to see the other cities around the world in another perspective. This course is overall good and give me knowledge about how important to live with nature with the best innovation in urban area.
By Mary A M•
I would like to be able to find out current info about what is happening in all the cities used as case studies for the course so I can know what the lasting impact has been.
By AMEY G•
Great Course. Lot of examples to refer, which are otherwise difficult find it on one platform anytime elsewhere. Detailed structuring for the week wise learning.
By In-Ho K•
Peer review assignment placed in the second week seems to be an excellent arrangement. Providing the Urban Nature Compendium is another excellent arrangement.
By Juan C•
I personally believe that the course provides you a broader vision of NBS and helps you know more about how to implement NBS in your city.
By HARSHIL B•
Its a great course to learn about the nature based solutions, their impacts, governing strategies and benefits to the society
By Diana B•
Ver y Interesting to see how we really have to have a holistic approach and motivate those who are no yet oonboard
By MD. M L C•
Nice to know about many different strategies and techniques of urban planning considering the environment. Thanks.
By Saurabh S•
It was very informative course. I felt it could have been more detailed with some more interesting case studies
By Harrison S•
A general introduction to sustainability if you're going to approach it on a professional level.
By Dyon T•
I found the cource very usefull in my professional everyday work in Urban and rural planing
By Jef D P•
It is a very interesting course and a good way to provide the course material.
By Patrick S•
Nice course. I would appreciate more real cases to analyze and discuss.
By Maya M G•
Relevant, dynamic, engaging and full of real life examples and cases.
By Jean B•
Fun and insightful but a little disorganized
By Inca A•
Would love to see more readings
By Sergent B•
Nice this my passion
By arne n•
My one gripe would be that while this indicates a lot of useful information and knowledge of regulatory organs that need convincing to support greening efforts, the general message isn't progressive/radical enough. Without requesting Greenpeace level activism, a little more potentially constructive ideas would be great, considering the vast majority of currently existing urban landscapes largely neglect green and blue solutions, apparently to an increasing degree simultaneously with population increase. instead of added splotches of green here an there, widespread and integrated long term solutions would effectively tip the scale in favor of not waiting for the electric revolution to turn cities into nice spaces again in 30-40 years. In addition, and this is possibly just me being a douche, while the presentation from the city of Berlin is likely made with good intent, the actual reality of being in that city is very different from entering one of the very few and far between green spaces neatly presented in the video. But, positivity is good.
By Rajashekhar S S•
The course is different from others and refreshing to see new fields. When I took this course felt most of the content is repeated in videos. Even in every recording the background showing parks and other aspects are the same throughout hence bores the reviewer. All the content presented in this course is not much but due to repetition, it looks like too much content. So I suggest people increase content and while editing videos show more and different examples etc.
By Nina B•
The course was definitely interesting and good in terms of context, however, I found it very frustrating that the readings and the video's were in fact the same! I found the Podcast less useful (I simply do not have the patience for it), but this is a personal preference. I really like that you ask questions during/after the video's.
By Rafik Y•
Honestly speaking, I had higher expectations of this course. I was expecting more practical knowledge rather than theoretical info. I liked the last week because I felt that is was the most practical one. My recommendation for this course is to introduce more applications in earlier weeks (in week 3 for example)