Greening the Economy: Sustainable Cities

Type product
Logo van Coursera (CC)
Opleiderscore: starstarstarstar_halfstar_border 6,6 Coursera (CC) heeft een gemiddelde beoordeling van 6,6 (uit 5 ervaringen)

Tip: meer info over het programma, prijs, en inschrijven? Download de brochure!

Beschrijving

When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this 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 …

Lees de volledige beschrijving

Veelgestelde vragen

Er zijn nog geen veelgestelde vragen over dit product. Als je een vraag hebt, neem dan contact op met onze klantenservice.

Nog niet gevonden wat je zocht? Bekijk deze onderwerpen: Urban management, Ruimtelijke Ordening, Bouw, Regionale Ontwikkeling en Volkshuisvesting.

When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this 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. 5 hours/week 5 weeks duration 30 films 10 teachers

Created by:  Lund University
  • Taught by:  Dr. Kes McCormick, Associate Professor and Assistant Head

    International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
  • Taught by:  Prof. Lena Neij, Professor and Director

    International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
  • Taught by:  Prof. James Evans, Visiting Researcher

    International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
  • Taught by:  Prof. Harriet Bulkeley, Visiting Researcher

    International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Level Beginner Commitment 5 weeks of study, 5 hours/week Language English How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.6 stars Average User Rating 4.6See what learners said Coursework

Each course is like an interactive textbook, featuring pre-recorded videos, quizzes and projects.

Help from your peers

Connect with thousands of other learners and debate ideas, discuss course material, and get help mastering concepts.

Certificates

Earn official recognition for your work, and share your success with friends, colleagues, and employers.

Lund University Lund University was founded in 1666 and for a number of years has been ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 47 700 students and 7 500 staff based in Lund, Sweden. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Syllabus


WEEK 1


Sustainable Urban Transformation
By studying this module you can gain an increased knowledge and a deeper understanding of sustainable urban transformation and sustainable cities


8 videos, 4 readings expand


  1. Video: About the course
  2. Reading: Course syllabus
  3. Reading: Grading
  4. Reading: Readings Week 1
  5. Reading: About the team
  6. Video: Sustainable Urban Transformation
  7. Video: Sustainable Cities
  8. Video: Urban Climate Governance
  9. Video: The Efficient City
  10. Video: WWF Housing
  11. Video: ICLEI Participatory Urban Agriculture in Quito, Ecuador
  12. Video: The Urban Green – Part I

Graded: Week 1

WEEK 2


Infrastructure and Planning
By studying this module you can gain an increased knowledge and a deeper understanding of the role of infrastructure and planning in creating sustainable cities.


7 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Video: Infrastructure and Planning
  2. Video: Building Standards in the Built Environment
  3. Video: Lighting the Future
  4. Video: Cities and Climate
  5. Video: WWF Transport
  6. Video: ICLEI Building Urban Resilience in Boulder, USA
  7. Video: The Urban Green - Part II
  8. Reading: Readings Week 2
  9. Reading: Green Urban Initiative: Example Submissions

Graded: Week 2
Graded: Green Urban Initiative

WEEK 3


Urban Living Labs
By studying this module you can gain an increased knowledge and a deeper understanding of urban living labs and the role of experiments in sustainable cities.


7 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Climate Governance and Urban Experiments
  2. Video: Urban Living Labs
  3. Video: Urban Innovation and Living Labs
  4. Video: Governance of Urban Sustainability Transitions
  5. Video: WWF Positive
  6. Video: ICLEI Energy Housekeeping in Seoul, Republic of Korea
  7. Video: The Urban Green - Part III
  8. Reading: Readings Week 3

Graded: Week 3

WEEK 4


Future Urban Visions
By studying this module you can gain an increased knowledge and a deeper understanding of visions for sustainable cities.


7 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Visioning Cities for the Future
  2. Video: Smart Sustainable Cities
  3. Video: Earth Hour City Challenge
  4. Video: Visions and Pathways 2040
  5. Video: WWF Food
  6. Video: ICLEI Carbon Literacy in Manchester, UK
  7. Video: The Green Urban - Part I
  8. Reading: Readings Week 4

Graded: Week 4

WEEK 5


Sustainable Urban Lifestyles
By studying this module you can gain an increased knowledge and a deeper understanding of the relationship between sustainable urban lifestyles and sustainable cities.


7 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Sustainable Urban Lifestyles
  2. Video: WWF and Sustainable Cities
  3. Video: Cities and the Sharing Economy
  4. Video: The Sustainability Challenge
  5. Video: WWF Consumption
  6. Video: ICLEI Joint Climate Action in Joondalup, Australia
  7. Video: The Green Urban - Part V
  8. Reading: Readings Week 5

Graded: Week 5

Blijf op de hoogte van nieuwe ervaringen

Er zijn nog geen ervaringen.

Deel je ervaring

Heb je ervaring met deze cursus? Deel je ervaring en help anderen kiezen. Als dank voor de moeite doneert Springest € 1,- aan Stichting Edukans.

Er zijn nog geen veelgestelde vragen over dit product. Als je een vraag hebt, neem dan contact op met onze klantenservice.

Download gratis en vrijblijvend de informatiebrochure

Aanhef
(optioneel)
(optioneel)
(optioneel)
(optioneel)
(optioneel)

Heb je nog vragen?

(optioneel)
We slaan je gegevens op om je via e-mail en evt. telefoon verder te helpen.
Meer info vind je in ons privacybeleid.