Sustainable Cities MOOC

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Sustainable Cities, a free online course was launched worldwide on 15th November 2016. It has been produced by the SDG Academy and curated by the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS). This 55-session, 11-week course is curated by leading urbanist Aromar Revi, Co-Chair of UNSDSN and Director, IIHS and a team of 27 global thought leaders and practitioners, from 23 of the world’s leading universities, urban institutions and networks. It includes Jeffrey Sachs the UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor on the SDGs and University Professor at Columbia University and Clare Short, Chair of Cities Alliance.

As the world prepares to implement the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in cities and countries across the globe, Sustainable Cities will equip participants with a broad interdisciplinary understanding of leading practices and debates on urban sustainability. It blends practical experience and cases from cities and regions in all six continents, along with urban theory – to help develop a critical understanding of the challenges and responses to the opportunity of sustainable urbanisation. The course takes a cross-sectoral, multi-stakeholder and multi-level view of the economic, socio-political and environmental dimensions of urban sustainability, across cities as diverse as: Bangkok, Durban, London, Melbourne and Mumbai.

Sustainable Cities has been filmed on location in 15 cities across the world to provide students, professionals, researchers and practitioners a bottom-up understanding of how urban transformation, is sweeping across the globe.

This course is open to all. There is no course fee and enrollment can be done directly on the website.

Additional queries on Sustainable Cities should be addressed to: citiesmooc@iihs.ac.in.

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