This course aims to provide a broad-based understanding of various cutting-edge knowledge in urban sustainability, innovations and connected technology. It focuses on urban scales and seeks to address the role of complex innovation and technologies for sustainability.


Course Objectives:    The objective of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills, in an interdisciplinary teamwork, on urban sustainability and innovation within the context of sustainable development. Competencies required to synthesize the acquired knowledge, using innovative approaches such as Logical Framework Analysis and supporting methods, are intended to be given through workshops and field studies of real world cases focusing on selected themes like modes of governance, environmental sustainability, technology innovation, etc. The course also covers the sustainability planning and design, community/site based innovation and communication (incl. technology, finance, products, process, etc.) which is very important aspect these days to lead the inclusiveness of the citizens in the city development and management. Further, this course provides the foundation required for students with skills of collecting, analyzing and interpreting data so as to generate solutions for urban development challenges and opportunities.