Integrated and sustainable urban development requires a sustainable urban infrastructure. Resource efficiency, climate compatibility and resilience play an important role in this context. This is underlined by the global sustainability goal SDG 11 "Sustainable Cities and Communities“, as well as the SDG 6 "Clean Water and Sanitation" and SDG 7 "Affordable and Clean Energy". In the area of urban infrastructure, the boundaries of the traditional engineering disciplines have to be overcome and integrated in order to develop interdisciplinary solutions.
In our Certificate of Advanced Studies "Urban Infrastructure", you will acquire comprehensive, interdisciplinary knowledge in the field of sustainable urban infrastructure. The course deals with concepts and strategies for environmentally friendly mobility in cities and districts, especially in their non-motorized forms. You will get to know current best practice examples from Europe and worldwide. You will also acquire knowledge of the basics of urban water supply, be able to assess the respective advantages and disadvantages of centralized and decentralized solutions and gain an understanding of the importance of wastewater and rainwater management as part of integrated urban development. Furthermore, you will deal with the basics of sustainable waste management and with the needs, options and forms of a sustainable energy supply in urban areas.
With the transfer of the knowledge you have acquired into your own practice, you will be able to analyze and reflect on infrastructural challenges of urban development in a multidimensional manner and to develop future-oriented solutions with regard to the planning, design and management of relevant urban infrastructures. A cross-sectional understanding enables you to tackle complex urban problems in multidisciplinary teams in your respective professional field, taking on management and leadership roles in an increasingly interdisciplinary context.
Urban Infrastructure – from the content:
At the end of the certificate course, you will have acquired comprehensive, interdisciplinary knowledge of sustainable urban infrastructure and will be able to act in an increasingly interactive field and 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 Infrastructure and the additional Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS): Urban Development and Sustainable Cities .
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.
Mobility in Cities: 3 hours/week over 15 weeks in the winter semester 2023/24
Urban Infrastructure - Water and Sewage: 3 hours/week over 15 weeks in the summer semester 2024
Urban Infrastructure - Waste and Energy: 3 hours/week over 15 weeks in the summer semester 2024
Examination dates following each module