Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Sustainability assessment of urban systems

ENV-461

Lecturer(s) :

Binder Signer Claudia Rebeca

Language:

English

Summary

This course provides students with the ability to critically reflect on sustainability and perform a sustainability assessment based of problems in urban areas. At the end of the course students are able to develop a own sustainability assessment with the Sustainability Solution Space methodology.

Content

Keywords

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lectures, exercises and group presentations, self-defined group work. Inputs from external people are planned.

Expected student activities

We expect students to attend to the lectures and the exercises offered. The lectures and exercises will be closely interlinked and taught openly within the three hours allocated to the course. They are expected to develop their own case study and perform a sustainability assessment related to problems in the urban or energy systems.

Assessment methods

The students will be evaluated as follows:

  1. Intermediate exam after 5 lectures (25%)
  2. Presentation of the case study analyzed (25%)
  3. Written report on the case study (50%)

Group work (2-3 people) is encouraged

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes

Resources

Notes/Handbook

Will be uploaded to moodle

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
Under construction
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German