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Sustainable Urban Development (edX)

Learn why cities are key in resolving global urbanization and sustainability challenges and how you can engineer tomorrow’s cities today. 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 [...]

Unraveling the Cycling City (Coursera)

Obscured by its apparent simplicity, cycling is a complex phenomenon. Being an almost perfect human-machine hybrid, cycling is deeply rooted in a plethora of socio-technological systems. Around the world cycling is embraced as an important ingredient to tackle a wide variety of individual and societal challenges. The Netherlands is [...]

Urban Design for the Public Good: Dutch Urbanism (edX)

Through a unique Dutch approach learn how to design landscapes and cities in response to social and environmental challenges. Are you an urban planner, designer, policy maker or involved or interested in the creation of good living environments? This course will broaden your scope and diversify your take on [...]

Building Inclusive Cities: Tackling Urban Inequality and Segregation (edX)

Discover how urban design can help tackle inequality and socio-economic segregation in cities. Learn how to use analytical tools to measure these two phenomena and make urban design part of the solution. Urban design, inequality and segregation are strongly connected.

Nature in the city: turning knowledge into urban forestry practice (POK)

Urban Forestry is a transdisciplinary field, spanning from urban design to forest ecology, from socioeconomics to information and communication technologies. This course takes all these aspects into consideration, in order to provide you with a well-rounded knowledge of Urban Forestry.

Action Learning for Inclusion (POK)

Architecture and planning education with marginalised communities. The Course explains how to develop planning, urban and architectural design teaching or training initiatives with an action-oriented approach, by describing the meaning, and possible methods and tools of Action Learning. It focuses specifically on the engagement with vulnerable and marginalised [...]

Housing and Cities (edX)

Explore how housing defines urban identity. Housing and Cities is a design-oriented architecture course that focuses on key moments of European urban housing history. It looks into ordinary or replicated housing types of different social classes that contributed to the definition of urban identity across borders and [...]

Placemaking and Public Space Design: Unlocking Place Potential (FutureLearn)

Gain valuable insights into microclimate effects on urban planning, and learn to design successful tourist and residential areas. Understand and maximise place potential in urban planning. Successful placemaking means creating spaces that work for both tourists and residents, and with both the environment and the climate. This skill is [...]

Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs (edX)

Using real examples, learn how ecology can guide urban design to avert environmental disasters and improve people’s lives. Too often modern cities and suburbs are disorganized places where most new development makes daily life less pleasant, creates more traffic congestion, and contributes to climate change. This trend has to [...]