Sep 29, 2019
This course has been approached not just for academic purpose but also it is a moral oligation to carry forward what has been taught. I thank the authorities and faculties who have made presentations.
Sep 01, 2019
Thank you for creating this course. It's very well planned and there are some very important informations and ideas were shared during this course.\n\nThank you again.\n\nKind regards,\n\nKristina.
par Chaim D M•
Aug 29, 2019
Very good course, nice overview of what sustainability in an urban context can mean, and what tools are available to increase sustainability.
par Nithin N•
Oct 02, 2019
very good course
par Katrina V•
Oct 07, 2019
A very good introduction to sustainable urban transformation initiatives and gaps that need to be addressed in the near term. A clear sense of urgency that this is a major issue and a worthy cause that needs to be tackled. However, I found myself frustrated with the datedness of some videos and readings. More transparency on when the videos were produced would be helpful to provide context as time passes. The peer-graded assignment was informative and interesting.
par Tove R•
Nov 01, 2019
I really found this course interesting and motivating. Since some of the text is old, it would have been even better with an additional chapter that brought the stuff up to date. But I loved it :)
par Leonardo M•
Apr 12, 2019
The course was interisting and ideal if it's your first approach with the topic of sustainable cities. I do appreciated the class about sharing economy, I found it inspiring and down-to-earth at the same time. However, sometimes the course repeat itself during the weeks. Most of the classes are too introductory and they didn't dig enough deep to give some more insight (not necessarily technical). Finally, be aware of your "bubble": many examples come the north of Europe where cities are working toward sustainability even before the climate crisis we're facing nowadays. In other part of the World, even in Europe itself, it isn't easy implement sustainable strategies and it would have been useful more winning examples about it.
par Marie-Hélène W•
Feb 18, 2016
Could be even more details and demanding in terms of content, overall it is a good introduction to the topic
par Phoebe B•
Apr 04, 2016
Good. One more written assignment would have been good (the one in week 2 was great), and perhaps more incentives or reminders to use the forum. Some of the reading seemed rather hard going and academic and theoretical, but the course was good as an intro to issues related to public policy, getting to know the keywords used, and showing the systemic shifts in cities over the last 2 decades towards a more multi stakeholder approach for a more decarbonated economy.
par Ketaki R•
Feb 24, 2016
Nice but I completed 2nd week before last date...but then also it gave as overdue.. Which is not correct
par Aldo M B•
Apr 11, 2018
Its an okey course, I think it doesnt go deep enough in topics and its more like a pinch of everything.
par Aimee V•
Oct 16, 2017
I selected this course for personal interest, but I had a difficult time understand the flow of information, it seemed as though the same topics were presented week after week.
par Mina L•
Apr 05, 2016
repeat of the same material and content in multiple videos, the videos were sourced from too many different places leading to 1) decrease of consistent quality and 2) non sequential / logical teaching (each video does not clearly lead to or build on the next one)
par Jenny P•
Mar 29, 2016
This is an ok introductory course, a compilation of concepts, related to sustainable cities. Mentiones a list of places where one or another practice is implemented. Some educational clips look like they are taken from Youtube or like promo videos for a certain initiative. Some of the "lecturers" are just phd students, introducing their research topics. No step-by-step examples of developed cases are shown.
par Carolina F M•
Feb 12, 2017
Interesting but too theoretic.
par Luca M•
Aug 10, 2017
interesting, not all but yes the part about mobility
par Luke H•
Oct 24, 2017
a good introduction. the compendium was a good document.
par Stéphanie D•
Dec 03, 2017
Le contenu est généralement bon.
Par contre, la matière est redondante et on ne parle pas assez de solutions amenés.
par Angus S•
May 22, 2018
This course is an interesting introduction into sustainable initiatives and policy implementation within cities. The structure of a short quiz after each week encouraged me to take detailed notes on the readings and lectures, and I enjoyed conducting my own research for the coursework.
Some of the readings are from several years ago and do not necessarily represent the most up to date information. It would also have been interesting to hear about more projects outside of Scandinavia and Northern Europe, as many of the case studies seemed to focus on these areas.
par Nicole N•
Sep 15, 2018
Nice intro and helpful information to smart and sustainable cities
Course is a little old, some reports from 2015 as earliest.
Unfortuanetely the live presentations of the speakers (a third of the whole course) are sometimes not really helpful, as mostly they comment their slides of their presentations, but these slides are not shown in the video. You can only see the speaker without the slide or pp referring at. So sometimes it is hard to follow, as the visual content is missing.
par Adriana m•
May 04, 2019
i think that when we are dealing with cities we should not loose the focus: the humans that live on it, therefore, i think that sustainability is also inside every house, with the products people buy, the amount of thrash they produce and how much they care about whats in their plate.
par Louann S•
Jun 20, 2019
I think there is alot of interesting ideas, case studies and information. However, I think there is a lot of repetition in the content e.g. more about laying out the problems and less on tangible solution. There is some content that ads very little to the overall piece. However, I have really enjoyed the course and find the information on learning labs and different actions taken by varied cities very interesting.
par Patricia C•
May 27, 2019
Overall I have to agree that this course was repetitive and provided no real substance. I feel like i could have learned a lot more. However, I will say that it was a good introductory class. I learned new concepts and definitions. After taking this course, I definitely feel inspired to pursue a masters in city planning. This course is great if u want to get a little taste of urban planning.
par Barbara M P•
Aug 03, 2019
The course was rather elementary and only the final week provided the information I thought it would be structured around (more detailed solution examples from many cities). The previous weeks were too theoretical in a consulting/management kind of way. However, this is my first coursera course, so I cannot benchmark it against the others.
par Karoline B•
Apr 25, 2019
This course is kept very general. Information often repeat. There is no indepth analysis of problems. The course is good as an introduction course to the topic. For students with previous knowledge it is probably too basic.
Aug 27, 2019
I would say, that a lot of videos could be more informative. A lot of them touch some basis, but never talk a lot about the problem, the solution, the government. Didn't really talk about green economy. Expected more.