Demographic and social change, migration and cultural diversity, economic and technological transformation processes as well as the consequences of global climate change are just a few of the challenges that clearly show us the need for sustainable and integrated urban development. This is also underlined by the global sustainability goal SDG 11 "Sustainable Cities and Communities" of the United Nations. In order to cope with this, sustainable urban development must overcome the boundaries of the traditional sectoral single disciplines and develop an integrated and interdisciplinary perspective through critical reflection and a systematic scientific- approach.
In our Certificate of Advanced Studies „Urban Development and Sustainable Cities“, you will acquire comprehensive, interdisciplinary knowledge in the field of sustainable urban development. You will deal with concepts and strategies for mixed-use, dense, resource-efficient and climate-friendly cities and districts. You will also learn to develop strategies for inclusive public spaces and climate-adapted green and open spaces. You will get to know the actors involved, develop planning approaches for socially and culturally integrated urban development and deal with current best practice examples in Europe and worldwide.
Transferring the acquired knowledge into your own practice, you will be able to critically accompany current urban development processes, reflect on them and design future-oriented, sustainable planning approaches for urban areas in theory and practice. Your interdisciplinary understanding and the ability to develop integrated solutions to complex urban problems qualifies you for management and leadership tasks in an increasingly interdisciplinary context.
Urban Development and Sustainable Cities – from the content:
At the end of the certificate course, you will have acquired comprehensive, interdisciplinary knowledge of sustainable urban development and will be able to act in an increasingly integrative field as well as to take on leadership and management positions.
Good to know: This seminar is part of the Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS): Sustainable Cities, Urban Development and Infrastructure, which consists of the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS): Urban Development and Sustainable Cities and the additional Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS ): Urban infrastructure.
If you book both certificates at the same time, you will receive the diploma at a lower price! You also benefit from well-founded and compact know-how on the subject of sustainable urban development and infrastructure.
Module Urban Development and Sustainable Cities: 3 hours/week over 15 weeks in the winter semester 2023/24
Module Social and Cultural Challenges of Cities: 3 hours/week over 15 weeks in the winter semester 2023/24
Module Green and Public Spaces: 3 hours/week over 15 weeks in the summer semester 2024
Examination dates following each module