Sustainable Urban Development

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Did you know that cities take up less than 3% of the earth’s land surface, but more than 50% of the world’s population live in them? And, cities generate more than 70% of the global emissions? Large cities and their hinterlands (jointly called metropolitan regions) greatly contribute to global urbanization and sustainability challenges, yet are also key to resolving these same challenges.

If you are interested in the challenges of the 21st century metropolitan regions and how these can be solved from within the city and by its inhabitants, then this Sustainable Urban Development course is for you!

There are no simple solutions to these grand challenges! Rather the challenges cities face today require a holistic, systemic and transdisciplinary approach that spans different fields of expertise and disciplines such as urban planning, urban design, urban engineering, systems analysis, policy making, social sciences and entrepreneur...

Did you know that cities take up less than 3% of the earth’s land surface, but more than 50% of the world’s population live in them? And, cities generate more than 70% of the global emissions? Large cities and their hinterlands (jointly called metropolitan regions) greatly contribute to global urbanization and sustainability challenges, yet are also key to resolving these same challenges.

If you are interested in the challenges of the 21st century metropolitan regions and how these can be solved from within the city and by its inhabitants, then this Sustainable Urban Development course is for you!

There are no simple solutions to these grand challenges! Rather the challenges cities face today require a holistic, systemic and transdisciplinary approach that spans different fields of expertise and disciplines such as urban planning, urban design, urban engineering, systems analysis, policy making, social sciences and entrepreneurship.

This MOOC is all about this integration of different fields of knowledge within the metropolitan context. The course is set up in a unique matrix format that lets you pursue your line of interest along a specific metropolitan challenge or a specific theme.

Because we are all part of the challenges as well as the solutions, we encourage you to participate actively! You will have the opportunity to explore the living conditions in your own city and compare your living environment with that of the global community.

You will discover possible solutions for your city’s challenges and what it takes to implement these solutions. Your participation will also contribute to wider research into metropolitan regions as complex systems.

We invite you to take the first steps in understanding the principles that will be essential to transform metropolitan regions into just, prosperous and sustainable places to live in!

This course forms a part of the educational programme of the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions and is developed by Wageningen UR and TU Delft, two of the founding universities of AMS Institute.

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Flavio Medeiros Pereira

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 6 months ago
This MOOC was amazing and exceeded my expectations. I would like to congratulate the AMS Institute and all the MOOC team for this course and I really hope to participate of more MOOCs promoted by you all, specially related to practical examples and challenges on designing and implementing sustainable solutions for urban and metropolitan areas.
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1 year, 9 months ago
This was the first MOOC that I signed up for. I came into the class with an interest in the subject but no engineering background. However, I am involved with some civic causes in my community and think that the subject is worth learning more about. The course delivery was very engaging; the class is taught by a number of different experts. The weekly quizzes and practical assignments made me search for ways to better absorb the information. It's been a very engaging and rigorous class.
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1 year, 11 months ago
The course is related to sustainable development of tier-I, II, III cities of every country. The course content is also apt and beneficial. The course will help all the participants,actively involved or eager to remain in touch with the problem related with urban development.
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Luis Crisanto

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years ago
El organismo internacional es de mucho respeto, mientras que los docentes o tutores tienen alta calidad de preparación, por lo que estoy completamente convencido que en este curso aprenderé cosas muy innovadoras que me permitan compartir en mi medio y poner en práctica con propuestas innovadoras.
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Azraa Eltayeb

10/10 starsTaking Now
2 years, 6 months ago
İts really one of most important issue that planners ,architects ,transportation engineering and others should take it seriously in order to safe our plant. i think if this course mention transportation sector too ; how is it effect in our cities? how we can reduce ghg emissions in transportation sector. İs there any alternative solution that we can apply it in our city beside applying sustainable transportation systems. Thanks for your efforts
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David Calton

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 4 months ago
Awesome, continue to study these urban planning courses, thanks for offering them, and leaving them open. Hope to soon apply all this wisdom!
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10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 5 months ago
Just a great course! Well explained, nice presentations, there is an active moderator in the forum board. I recommend taking it if you are interested in the subject.
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Maissaa Khidhr

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 6 months ago
Thank you so much for this very informative course, I personally learned a lot & feel motivated to do all I can to practice what I've learned. Thank you.
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D. R.

10/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 6 months ago
I enjoyed taking this course. It was really helpful and covered most problems of this topic. I recommend taking this course if you are interested.
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