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If you are interested in the challenges of the 21st-century metropolitan regions and how these can be solved from within the city and by its inhabitants, this course is for you. In this course, the most relevant challenges that metropolitan regions are facing, how you can respond to these challenges and how to critically reflect and engage in the sustainable cities will be discussed.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: TU Delft

Course Curriculum

Module: 01
Why this AMS course? Part 1 00:04:00
Why this AMS course? Part 2 00:03:00
Structure of the AMS course, Part 1 00:02:00
Structure of the AMS course, Part 2 00:05:00
The History of Port Cities, Part 1 00:11:00
The History of Port Cities, Part 2 00:14:00
Introduction to Urban Services & Infrastructures, Part 1 00:07:00
Introduction to Urban Services & Infrastructures, Part 2 00:04:00
Introduction to Urban Transport 00:06:00
Module: 02
Introduction to Natural Resources 00:03:00
Resource Flows and Urban Metabolisms 00:05:00
Social Sustainable Development & Liveable Cities 00:09:00
Introduction to Policy & Governance of Sustainable Urban Development 00:10:00
Introduction to Urban Growth 00:12:00
Structure of this week on Urban Growth 00:02:00
Module: 03
Density and Urban Form 00:12:00
The Scale of Urban Services & Infrastructures 00:10:00
Urban Metabolism & Ecosystem Services 00:08:00
Urban Growth & Transport 00:07:00
How Urban Growth Affects Resource Use 00:05:00
How to Design a Socially Sustainable Living Environment 00:09:00
How Policies & Governance Influence Urban Space 00:15:00
Introduction to Socio-economic Change 00:13:00
Module: 04
Structure of this Week on Socio-economic Change 00:03:00
Space Syntax for Starters 00:08:00
Petroleumscapes: Oil as an Actor of Urban, Socio-economic & Cultural Change 00:17:00
Changing Urban Services & Infrastructures 00:06:00
Socio-economic Change & Urban Transport 00:06:00
Socio-economic Change and Natural Resources 00:08:00
Coevolution: Consumer Practices & Urban Infrastructure 00:05:00
Changing Urban Lifestyles and Urban Food Provision 00:07:00
Module: 05
Governance: Operating in Multi-actor Contexts 00:06:00
Examples of Multi-level & Networked Governance 00:09:00
Introduction to Climate Change 00:12:00
Structure of the week on Climate Change 00:02:00
Urban Heat Island Effect 00:07:00
Shaping Urban Climate 00:09:00
Pluvial Flooding 00:08:00
Reducing Energy Demand and Greenhouse Gas Emissions 00:07:00
Reducing Energy Demand and Greenhouse Gas Emissions 00:07:00
Module: 06
Challenges and Solutions for Renewable Energy Systems 00:04:00
Climate Change & Urban Transport 00:08:00
The Effect of Climate Change on Water Resources 00:05:00
Principles of Water Reuse 00:06:00
Urban Citizens Addressing Climate Change 00:07:00
Climate Migration in Urban Deltas 00:08:00
Governance Challenge of Climate Migration in Urban Deltas 00:05:00
Introduction to Resource Shortage-Peak Resources 00:06:00
Module: 07
Introduction to Resource Shortage- The Water-Nutrients-Carbon-Food Nexus 00:05:00
Structure of this Week: Resource Shortage 00:02:00
Resources and Shape & Structure of the City 00:08:00
Resource Recovery from Wastewater and Biomass 00:04:00
Examples of Products Made from Wastewater 00:02:00
Source Separation for Resource Recovery 00:04:00
The Role of Food Systems in Managing Urban Resources 00:05:00
Harvesting the Social Benefits of Urban Farming 00:04:00
Module: 08
Governance Responses to Resource Shortage 00:14:00
Introduction to Digitization & (Geo)Data 00:13:00
Structure of the week: Digitization & (Geo)Data 00:04:00
The Need For Comparable City Data 00:06:00
How City Data Can Improve Your City 00:09:00
Smart Cities & Smart Citizens 00:06:00
ICT & Urban Transport 00:07:00
Data & Mapping Methods 00:10:00
Relating Urban Form & Health by Sensing Data 00:08:00
Module: 09
3D Geo Information for Sustainable Urban Development (Part 1) 00:06:00
3D Geo Information for Sustainable Urban Development (Part 2) 00:05:00
Introduction to Synthesis 00:06:00
Overview of this Week: Synthesis 00:03:00
From Analysis to Synthesis 00:07:00
Regenerative Systems 00:07:00
Integration of Renewable Energy Systems 00:05:00
Sustainable City Harbour, Rotterdam (the Netherlands) 00:07:00
A Green-Blue Master Plan for Kiruna (Sweden) 00:06:00
Four Examples of Sustainable Urban Development 00:10:00
Module: 10
Sanergy in Kibera, Nairobi (Kenya) 00:04:00
NIOO Building in Wageningen (the Netherlands) 00:10:00
Introduction of the AMS MSc Program 00:08:00
Upcoming AMS MOOC on Researching Metropolitan Solutions 00:08:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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