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Greening the Economy: Sustainable Cities – New MOOC from IIIEE starts on 18 January 2016

How can we shape urban development towards sustainable and prosperous futures? This Massive Open Online course (MOOC) from iiiee, Lund University, will explore sustainable cities as engines for greening the economy.
Photo: Lasse Strandberg
Photo: Lasse Strandberg

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.

The course is comprised of five modules:

  • Sustainable urban transformation

  • Infrastructure and planning

  • Urban living labs

  • Future urban visions

  • Sustainable urban lifestyles

See introduction film

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