ENLIGHT courses

Sustainable Cities: Visions and challenges

The course provides a basic understanding of the city's development and sustainability with perspectives from technology, ecology and art science, including architecture and with a specific focus on technical and green infrastructure. Through hybrid lectures and weekend excursions in Uppsala, the modern city is studied, with a focus on how the perception of the city has changed, the challenges we face and today's solutions for a sustainable built environment. Examples of current topics that are touched upon are the integration of green infrastructure, ecosystem services, transport, energy solutions and water management. In seminars, the vision of a sustainable city and the challenges and dilemmas that different solutions can entail are discussed. The course ends with an individual project where a subject from the course is studied in depth.



Practical details

  • Focus area: Health and Well-being, Climate Change, Energy and Circular Economy, Equity
  • Study Field: All fields
  • Type: intensive programme
  • Format: Blended
  • Host: Uppsala University
  • Course dates: 28 August - 8 December 2023
  • Additional course dates: Dates for on campus week in Uppsala to be determined.
  • Apply by: 15 April 2023
  • ECTS: 7,5
  • Nr of places available: 4 per ENLIGHT partner university
  • Level: Bachelor
    • Climate Change
    • Culture and Creativity
    • Digitalisation
    • Energy and Circular Economy
    • Equity
    • Global Engagement
    • Health and Well-being
    • other area
    • (joint) degree programme
    • course
    • exchange window
    • intensive programme
    • living lab
    • summer school
    • webinar
    • winter school
    • Blended
    • Physical
    • Virtual
    • Comenius University Bratislava
    • Ghent University
    • University of Bordeaux
    • University of Galway
    • University of Groningen
    • University of Göttingen
    • University of Tartu
    • University of the Basque Country
    • Uppsala University
    • other