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About the Course

More than half of world’s population lives in cities while only 5% did so in the 18th century. The rapid urbanisation has resulted in for example inadequate infrastructure, physical inactivity, gentrification, air pollution, and growing numbers of slum dwellers. All factors challenging health and wellbeing of the people living in the cities. In addition, when addressing climate change it has become of paramount importance to look at mitigation and adaptation investments tailored to the urban context. As stated in the Sustainable Development Goal 11 adopted by all United Nations member states in 2015, societies need to be at the forefront in the continuous management and design of urban spaces to secure that cities and human settlements are inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. In this course, you will learn about the key determinants of urban health including demography, climate change, air pollution, noise, transport systems, public and blue and green spaces, and policies and investments affecting sense of community and public safety. You will get a historical overview of the major trends in urban planning and meet a range of stakeholders in urban planning who will provide examples of innovative methods and people-centered approaches to create sustainable solutions. Finally, you will be provided with a series of resources to inspire you to help create awareness and action around an idea or sustainable solution in the field of urbanisation and health. The course has been developed (with support from EIT Health) in a partnership between the University of Copenhagen, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and University of Coimbra. Researchers and stakeholders in urban planning will introduce you to cases from cities in Denmark, Spain, Portugal and many other urban settings across the world. The aim of the course is to further interdisciplinary knowledge on urbanisation and health. We plan for the courses to reach citizens and activists as well planners, practitioners and decision-makers with a professional interest in sustainable urban planning from countries around the world....

Top reviews


May 6, 2022

Very instilling. good lecturing skills, vast knowledge . i just loved . Practical approaches and well structured questions and dicussions


Jul 7, 2022

The course was excellent, added a lot of information to my previous knowledge. I thank all the professors and producers of this course.

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By rachel v

Jul 5, 2021

loved it!

By Андреева А А

Aug 4, 2021

A very good course. I speak as a very demanding person. I enjoyed it. The professors provided a lot of important information. Not only interesting one, but also useful for practical use: graphs, schemes, resources, manuals, examples of the implementation of many urban innovative solutions in cities of different countries. For me personally, it is very important when there is an example of someone's experience. Since it is possible to reduce the quantity of errors. The information is diverse and versatile. I have learned a lot and it is good that there is an opportunity to return to the course again if I need information. Many thanks to the professors, you are very pleasant and interesting, thank you to everyone who made efforts to create this course. The interest in urban design and planning with the inclusion of green elements is now increasing all over the world and this course will be extremely in demand. Thanks! It was a valuable experience.


Oct 3, 2021

ha sido un gran curso con material muy actualizado, proveniente de instituciones prestigiadas. Ofrece al estudiante una amplia perspectiva de como se hermanan el Urbanismo y la salud para beneficio de la humanidad. Me quedo muy complacido por el curso. Entre a él como “oyente” y desconozco si aún es posible obtener el certificado? He e cumplido con todoas las tareas.

By gandi m

Dec 5, 2021

Wonderful course to be learnt, u will have an exposure of factors effecting health and its dynamics of sustainability.

By Tiago M

Oct 11, 2021

Excellent topics (videos, reading resources, ...) and professionals! 5 stars!

By Marlown E C G

Jan 4, 2022

Exelente, aprendi muchas cosas importantes sobre el urbanismo y la salud.

By Ay�e M E

Oct 27, 2021

very beneficial course

By CE2210_ A Y

Aug 14, 2021


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By Flavia B

Nov 1, 2021

I am trying to download my certificate but the following error message appears on the screen: Attempted to fetch PDF but got the following errors:Could not find a rectangular or square logo for partner Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Please notify the Partner to upload one.

By Tasneem Z B

Nov 17, 2021

The course is really good. I wish there was some type of written assignment where we could apply our learning

By Aedrian A

Oct 2, 2022

This course serves as an insightful overview of the prevailing perspectives, both historical and current, on sustainable urbanization. A ever-increasingly important topic to deal with, as more and more of the world’s population are occupying urban rather than rural localities, the offering shares a multi- and interdisciplinary approach that puts human and natural well-being (instead of the profit motive) at the center. The cities of today and of the future should be smart, green, healthy, climate-resilient and, most importantly, sustainable – lest our species and the ecosystem services we rely on continue to be imperiled by an increasingly-inhospitable world. Everyone living and have experienced being in a city – virtually all of us – can relate to at least one major point from the shared material, and this can be an impetus for advocacy to make urbanization sensible in our various localities.

By Julian A

Feb 8, 2023

I liked the course very much. It gives a nice overview over urban health and provides some planning ideas and examples. For my taste, it could be a little more in-depth. For example, introduce more theoretical planning approaches or show more projects that deal with different aspects of improving urban health. However, I definitely liked the combination of short videos and reading papers, which is similar to university teaching. I also liked that you embedded interviews, opinions, and experiences of experts from different countries. Thank you and greetings from Berlin.

By Ana C H

Apr 15, 2022

As a young architects, profoundly interested in cities and those inhabiting them, I found this course truly insightful. It gives an overview of the main aspects connecting urban planning and public health, underlining what professionals can do, based on other case studies, to make the first serve the second. I also found very helpful Week 5 videos on how to translate the knowledge we gathered to analyse the challenges around us, raise public awareness on those and advocate convincingly to reach to tailor-made solutions.

By Dr . G M A

Nov 23, 2022

The problem is to change the circumstances, the environment and the natures of life

The reason is rapid development

The solution is to reduce negative practices that affect our lives

Exercise, healthy eating, etc.

I listened a lot and enjoyed this course. Thank you from the bottom of my heart

Dr. Ghazwan Mohammed Al Sheikh

By Sascha H

May 2, 2022

It was a great course, a perfect introduction into the topic of the connection between Urbanisation and Health and how to engage in sustainable solutions.

I enjoyed the videos and the interesting insights they provided. I also liked the fact that after each video we had to answer some questions, that was just perfect.

By yolisa

Jul 30, 2022

It makes me beleive that we have to undestand that any project or idea needs and structure, a process and probes to make it possible. Always going back and forward in order to achive a goal that improves people lives from now on and for the future.


May 7, 2022

Very instilling. good lecturing skills, vast knowledge . i just loved . Practical approaches and well structured questions and dicussions

By Nassim H

Jul 8, 2022

The course was excellent, added a lot of information to my previous knowledge. I thank all the professors and producers of this course.

By The M

Sep 2, 2022

Great Course. The knowledge gained from this course will help me further research to improve the health situation in Nigeria.

By Birgilio R C

Jan 20, 2023

Very important content for Urbanisation plans and solutions.

By Raimundo N

Jun 28, 2022

Grateful for this fulfilling journey in such a noble field!

By บาศมน ม

Oct 7, 2022

Fantastic! Very structure and interesting!

By Carolina S

Jan 22, 2022

Excellent course. I fully recommend it.

By Tolulope B

Sep 24, 2022

I really enjoyed this course