Quality of Life: Livability in Future Cities

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Cities are becoming the predominant living and working environment of humanity, and for this reason, livability or quality of life in the city has become crucial.

This urban planning course will focus on four areas that directly affect livability in a city: Urban energy, urban climate, urban ecology and urban mobility. The course begins by presenting measurable criteria for the assessment of livability, and how to positively influence the design of cities towards greater livability. We will focus on this basic topic of the human habitat in a holistic way, and introduce possibilities of participatory urban design by citizens, leading towards the development of a citizen design science.

You will be able to share your experiences with the other participants in the course and also with the experts from the teaching team. In completing this course, you will better understand how to make a city more livable by going beyond the physic...

Cities are becoming the predominant living and working environment of humanity, and for this reason, livability or quality of life in the city has become crucial.

This urban planning course will focus on four areas that directly affect livability in a city: Urban energy, urban climate, urban ecology and urban mobility. The course begins by presenting measurable criteria for the assessment of livability, and how to positively influence the design of cities towards greater livability. We will focus on this basic topic of the human habitat in a holistic way, and introduce possibilities of participatory urban design by citizens, leading towards the development of a citizen design science.

You will be able to share your experiences with the other participants in the course and also with the experts from the teaching team. In completing this course, you will better understand how to make a city more livable by going beyond the physical appearance and by focusing on different properties and impact factors of the urban system.

Livability in Future Cities is the second course in a series of MOOCs under the title “Future Cities.” This series aims to bring the latest research on planning, managing and transforming cities to places where this knowledge has the highest benefit for its citizens. “Future Cities” provided an overview, and this course will focus on livability in existing and new cities. 

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László Sándor

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 11 months ago
This MOOC is the best there is for architecture students/graduates/professionals. The topics are very well defined and presented, moreover, the ideas/projects/studies are the most recent in the domain. It has been a wonderful experience. The teachers are speaking clearly and they have good presentation skills. Thank you professors, assistants and staff for all your hard work. I will see you in the next Future Cities MOOC!
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David Calton

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 7 months ago
Great course, thanks for offering it, and for letting me audit for free. Great appreciation! I work in construction related fields and hear the importance of these topics constantly, glad to absorb many of these ideas, hope to implement them in Detroit that desperately needs this knowledge. Great appreciation for offering this course for free!
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Jibran Khan

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 9 months ago
Highly recommended. This team excels at articulating information clearly and clarifying concepts new to the student. All the content is very useful and archiving it is valuable if you'd like to continue building you future city knowledge. I've saved quite a few parts of their videos as refreshers.
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Diego Moya

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 10 months ago
The course is excellent. It is definitively a great opportunity for architecture students or professionals to explore recent ideas in this topic, with the support of a great staff of Teachers. Highly recommended.
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Raúl López

10/10 starsTaking Now
4 years, 4 months ago
Take the course of future cities and is highly recommended; material, videos, forums and training complement each other very well. I have no doubt that this second part will complement the above. I congratulate and thank you for sharing knowledge!
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