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Greening the Economy

Sustainable Cities

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

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Rating 4.5 based on 284 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 5 hours/week
Starts Aug 11 (in 7 weeks)
Cost $49
From Lund University via Coursera
Instructors Dr. Kes McCormick, Prof. Lena Neij, Prof. James Evans, Prof. Harriet Bulkeley
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Engineering Science
Tags Social Sciences Governance And Society Physical Science And Engineering Environmental Science And Sustainability

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very interesting in 24 reviews

This course was very useful for country like india, this course was very interesting and useful for current sinerio.

The videos and readings, included extra readings, are very interesting.

very interesting and excellent material 1 Now, I can say that I can really think “out of the box”, as I have heard from many recognized and knowleadgeable professors and professionals from all over the world while attending to Greening the Economy: Sustainable Cities.

Very interesting course.

interesting, not all but yes the part about mobility The reading and lectures are very interesting.

A very interesting, well developed and educational MOOC that highlights major changes and interventions in cities worldwide towards Sustainability.

I think this course was very interesting.

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around the world in 16 reviews

The course is very inspiring and shows a lot of sustainable cases from around the world.

I would recommend this course for those wanting to get an understanding of projects going on in different cities around the world that can be inspiring.

This course provide you a great range of specific vocabulary, figures and actions that are already taken around the world.

It is wonderful to learn about all the projects going on around the world.

I really liked the course, it was quite eye opening to all the different initiatives that are being developed around the world.

Especially loved Week 5 - examples around the world are the best things to grasp.

This course was very helpful as it provided us an exposure to the current environment issues and their relation with our economy.It also recommended us to use the alternatives available and briefly described their advantages.Learning the new things from the economies around the world,their development processes and the present scenario their had been shown and explained gorgeously.Overall it was a nice experience with course era and the LUND UNIVERSITY.....;} Interesting but too theoretic.

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very informative in 10 reviews

It is carefully designed, very informative, and introduces you to many great professionals in the field of urban sustainability - academics, urban researchers, bloggers, etc..

Very informative course!

Course was very informative and interactive.

The course is very informative and promotes positive change.

Very informative, I study architecture and it was an amazing opportunity do improve my skills.

really good Very informative!

Excellent course I thought it was a very informative course with some great speakers and topics.

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climate change in 8 reviews

This course was a very interesting introduction into what steps cities are and must be taking to tackle climate change.

A really helpful and informative course GREAT COURSE, essential for these moments of climate change Its an okey course, I think it doesnt go deep enough in topics and its more like a pinch of everything.

The videos seemed loosely tied around a common subject, but it might as well have been a YouTube playlist on overall concepts of cities needing to be aware of climate change.

Especially after the results of the US Election, which will put action on climate change in jeopardy, I think it's important to be as educated as possible about sustainability challenges and how we can meet them without the help of our President.

It opened my eyes to the timeline and years of development that certain strategies will take to meet deadlines and targets for meeting global climate change action pacts.

I wish it had been a bit more current since we know how quickly things change with climate change.

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sustainable development in 8 reviews

Fue una gran experiencia conocer los avances en materia de sostenibilidad de otras ciudades del mundo y motiva replicar muchas iniciativas a nivel local Inspiring course which offers great knowledge on the many ways sustainable development is applied - and can be applied - to city management and design.

It taught me many aspects of sustainable development within cities and it gave me some ideas.

However, you will grasp key concepts of Sustainable Development applied to Cities with encouraging examples.

It opened my eyes to the sustainable development goals and strategies that are used by a plethora of countries across the vast expanse of this planet.

Each weak gave different topics related to sustainable development of cities.

I recommend it for all people who want to now how are cities need to act for sustainable development of our cities, how to prevent earth from fast increasing c02 footprint.

This course is very useful and helpful, when you take this course you can understand what is sustainable development and how it is very important for us today to understand this meaning and how we can apply it to our cities to improve the standards of living and live in a clean and sustainable environment.

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recommend this course in 6 reviews

I highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in a sustainable future.

I recommend this course to everyone.

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Rating 4.5 based on 284 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 5 hours/week
Starts Aug 11 (in 7 weeks)
Cost $49
From Lund University via Coursera
Instructors Dr. Kes McCormick, Prof. Lena Neij, Prof. James Evans, Prof. Harriet Bulkeley
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Engineering Science
Tags Social Sciences Governance And Society Physical Science And Engineering Environmental Science And Sustainability

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