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“Sustainable Cities: Adding an Africa Perspective” is a 4-week online course, which introduces students to the theories and strategies to reimagine cities from an urban sustainability perspective. The course modules are beginner level building blocks that cater to the new inter-disciplinary trend around Cities Engineering. The modules provide an introduction to concepts of sustainability, urbanization, climate change; strategies for best practices in the design of new cities and redesign of existing ones; and tools and methodologies for environmental assessments, material flows, and urban metabolism. Each module is expected to take 2-3 hours for completion, this includes following the videos, reading through the global cities and African cities examples, and completing assessments, contributing to discussions and reflections. The course activities and interactions will enable students to examine cities in developed and developing world contexts, in addition to re-imagining the great African cities of the future. Click here to access the course.
The four modules are:
- Introduction to Urbanization: Growth of World Cities
- Concepts of Sustainable Cities and Communities
- Principles of Sustainable Urban Design
- City Performance Indicators and Methods of Assessment