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Water Works

Water has served and sustained societies throughout history. Understanding the complex and diverse water systems of the past is key to devising sustainable development for the future with regard to socioeconomic structures, policies, and cultures. Today, past systems form the framework for preservation and reuse as well as for new proposals.

In this course, you will learn how to identify the spatial, social and cultural aspects of water heritage in your environment. You will investigate real situations, assess specific issues and evaluate the impact of potential measures, following existing expertise on water heritage and water management traditions as a model for your own practice.

By examining examples of water heritage from around the world, and by interacting with fellow learners, you will learn to implement globally sustainable approaches and tools such as the UNESCO Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Completing this course would be of great benefit to:

professionals working in water management (such as water boards, water districts or port authorities etc.), heritage, or planning processes that include water related issues;

master students of urban planning, architecture, heritage, or landscape;

anyone living in a city or rural area where water management issues occur and with an interest in improving their living environment.

What you'll learn

  • professionals working in water management (such as water boards, water districts or port authorities etc.), heritage, or planning processes that include water related issues;
  • master students of urban planning, architecture, heritage, or landscape;
  • anyone living in a city or rural area where water management issues occur and with an interest in improving their living environment.
  • Analyze and visualize different water systems and explain their cultural importance and relevance
  • Determine the social and cultural attributes and societal value of water heritage over time and across space
  • Unpick the interdependencies and conflicting values and interests of the different stakeholders involved in creating water heritage systems
  • Navigate barriers caused by value conflicts among stakeholders in proposing solutions to the challenges water heritage and water systems are facing
  • Construct an SDG/HUL-based approach to decision-making in water systems for the benefit of all relevant stakeholders

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Instructors Carola Hein, Hilde Sennema, Gül Aktürk, Tianchen Dai
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Length 6 weeks
Effort 4 - 5 hours per week
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $149
From edX
Instructors Carola Hein, Hilde Sennema, Gül Aktürk, Tianchen Dai
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Tags Architecture

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