ENV-462 / 3 credits

Teacher: Kazemi Yves

Language: English


Summary

The course introduces the concept of green and blue infrastructure in the context of global warming. It presents practical methods for planning, developing, and maintaining an efficient network of green and blue infrastructure in urban areas.

Content

Keywords

Green and blue infrastructure, nature-based solutions, ecosystem services, climate change, resilient cities, and biophilic architecture.

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

The course does not require any prerequisites. It is aimed at people who want to understand and integrate the concept of green and blue infrastructure into urban development.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Define the concept of green and blue infrastructures and their contribution to the adaptation of cities to climate change.
  • Analyze the type, density and distribution of green and blue infrastructure in an urban area.
  • Design a strategic plan to develop an urban network of green and blue infrastructure that is ecologically, economically and socially efficient.
  • Describe good practices for designing, building, maintaining and evaluating different urban green and blue infrastructure networks.
  • Assess / Evaluate the state and availability of ecosystem services provided by green and blue infrastructure in a given area.

Teaching methods

An interactive course combining theoretical approaches, case studies, and practical exercises.

Expected student activities

Active participation in the course, reading of course documents, study of practical cases, individual and group exercises

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment during the semester:

  • 2 exercises or individual projects = 50%
  • 1 group project = 50%

Supervision

Others

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Bibliography

Notes/Handbook

Course materials

Documents, articles, case studies, and exercises will be distributed throughout the semester.

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Urban Green&Blue infrastructure and global warming
  • Lecture: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Urban Green&Blue infrastructure and global warming
  • Lecture: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Urban Green&Blue infrastructure and global warming
  • Lecture: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Urban Green&Blue infrastructure and global warming
  • Lecture: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10INF213    
10-11INF213    
11-12    
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Monday, 9h - 10h: Lecture INF213

Monday, 10h - 12h: Exercise, TP INF213