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.
Really interesting course. I recommend it for all people who want to now how are cities need to act for sustainable development of our cities, how to prevent earth from fast increasing c02 footprint.
par Adriana m•
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 Mina L•
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 Karoline B•
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.
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.
par Antonio A G•
Está bien como una aproximación a las líneas de investigación que hay en torno al asunto. Sin embargo, creo que los recursos aportados (lecturas, artículos científicos y vídeos) podrían estar más actualizados.
par Marcos V d S A d L•
Curso muito bom, porém acreditei que iria visar um horizonte maior, ficou focado apenas no ambiente europeu (ou outros países de primeiro mundo), esquecendo da necessidade das outras regiões do mundo.
par Gabriela A•
The topics discussed were very general, so there were few concrete takeaways. I had hoped only the introductory week would be that way, but the whole course felt like a drawn-out introduction.
par Alan L L R•
Falta algo de actualización y mejorar los textos, que son bastante básicos. Los videos también son de relleno repasando casi siempre el mismo contenido. Por lo que sobre todo falta contenido!.
par Eefje N•
I think it was an interesting course, but with a lot of repetition in videos and readings. And sometimes it felt like I was watching a big commercial block to promote certain projects.
par Jonathan W•
I felt that much of the Information was repeated many times. I wanted to dive deeper Into topics like sustainable transportation and food production, but the surface was only skimmed.
par Aimee V•
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 julia b•
The course was good. Since I already had some basic knowledge in the area I found the course a bit too superficial. I would have liked to go more into detail.
par Lucrezia G•
Great introduction, somewhat vague at times, lots of it is common general knowledge but provides a decent basis for sustainable thinking
par Jordy T R H•
A very nice and comprehensive introductory course. Interesting readings and film material. The testing could be more challenging though.
par Stéphanie D•
Le contenu est généralement bon.
Par contre, la matière est redondante et on ne parle pas assez de solutions amenés.
par Marie-Hélène W•
Could be even more details and demanding in terms of content, overall it is a good introduction to the topic
par Ketaki R•
Nice but I completed 2nd week before last date...but then also it gave as overdue.. Which is not correct
par Aldo M B•
Its an okey course, I think it doesnt go deep enough in topics and its more like a pinch of everything.
par Antonina P•
The videos are a bit chaotic, taken from different sources, within different context.
par Luke H•
a good introduction. the compendium was a good document.
par Luca M•
interesting, not all but yes the part about mobility
par Juan R H•
Really good course. A bit general
par Carolina F M•
Interesting but too theoretic.
par Nina L•
Good class! Learned a lot
par Digby D•
If you're looking for specific information about particular green technologies or methodologies, this class is not for you.
What you will get instead is largely a number of polished marketing videos of bureaucrats describing how great their future projects will be and how they're going to make such a difference in their local communities alongside a healthy dose of cheerleading for WWF and ICLEI without those organizations making any significant contributions to the educational video content. There was an ICLEI video in Week 1 that was 45 seconds of a man talking about how he'd partnered with ICLEI for an urban agriculture project. He did not describe the project any further than that, nor did he describe any of the following: budget, methodology, proposed time frame, or details of how it would mitigate the effects of climate change. You could imagine this would be frustrating for someone who had interest in urban agriculture and wanted to know more about it.
Many of the videos have varying degrees of overlap or redundancies in their content. For example, Week 3 is about Urban Living Labs. There are four videos in a row which describe what Urban Living Labs are, resulting in almost 40 minutes of borderline identical content that could have been covered solely by the third video "Urban Innovation and Living Labs". The video production quality is good on almost everything but the lengthier lecture videos, which ended up being the most useful in terms of transferring information to the viewer. I would be willing to bet that these lectures (and more) can be found on YouTube, thereby obviating the need for this course.
This class is functionally a pretty, but vapid hippie girl and therefore useless to anyone who doesn't need to be proselytized to and simply wants to have a greater understanding of these technologies and methodologies.