Lund University offers 9 Hours Online Course on Greening the Economy- Sustainable Cities.
This course explores sustainable cities as engines for greening the economy in Europe and around the world. We place cities in the context of sustainable urban transformation and climate change. We connect the key trends of urbanization, decarbonisation and sustainability.
We examine how visions, experiments and innovations can transform urban areas. And we look at practices (what is happening in cities at present) and opportunities (what are the possibilities for cities going forwards into the future).
This course was launched in January 2016, and it was updated in September 2021 with new podcasts, films and publications. The course is produced by Lund University in cooperation with WWF and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability who work with creating sustainable cities. The course features researchers, practitioners and entrepreneurs from a range organisations.
- Increased knowledge on sustainable cities.
- Improved critical thinking on the opportunities and challenges for sustainable cities as engines for greening the economy.
- Deeper understanding of the relationship between urbanization, decarbonisation and sustainability.
- Expanded ability to use systems thinking to assess sustainable cities.
- Systems Thinking
- sustainable development
- city futures
- Urban Transformation
- Urban Infrastructure
- Urban Experimentation
- Urban Lifestyles
- Urban Visions