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Open online course focusing on sustainable cities starts on 18 January

A Massive Open Online Course on sustainable cities and ways to green the economy starts on 18 January 2016.
A Massive Open Online Course on sustainable cities and ways to green the economy starts on 18 January 2016.
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University is launching a new Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) in the Greening the Economy series in January.

How can we shape urban development towards sustainable and prosperous futures?

A new open online course will explore sustainable cities as engines for greening the economy and analyse how to best shape urban development towards sustainable and prosperous futures.

The course will connect the key trends of urbanization, decarbonisation and sustainability, while examining visions, experiments and innovations in urban areas.

During the course you will look at practices, such as what is happening in cities at present, and opportunities, for example what are the possibilities for cities going forwards into the future. The course will 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. The course will utilize films and reports on sustainable cities by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the Economist Intelligence Unit and other ongoing research projects.

The MOOC starts 18 January. Sign up today! Greening the Economy: Sustainable Cities on Coursera.

Watch an introduction video to this MOOC:

 

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.

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