Smart Urban Green Infrastructure
Explore the potential of carbon-smart green infrastructure
Green infrastructure aims to reduce the impacts of climate change with a network of green areas. Building with nature rather than against it, green infrastructure can increase biodiversity in densely populated regions and help solve climate challenges.
On this five-week course, you’ll learn the different approaches to carbon-smart urban green infrastructure and how it can be considered a solution to simultaneously deal with climate and social pressures.
You’ll investigate the advantages of carbon-smart urban green infrastructure and their applications to urban contexts. With this knowledge, you’ll have the tools and methodologies you can use immediately in your work.
Understand current urban mobility challenges
You’ll delve into how urban mobility impacts human life and society before exploring some of the current mobility challenges.
Once you have identified these challenges, you’ll explore emerging mobility technologies to understand how you can overcome them.
Delve into the concept of urban nature
To understand the environmental impacts of the built environment and urban mobility, you’ll gain an understanding of urban nature and ecosystems.
You’ll learn how carbon cycling works in urban habitats, how to integrate existing vegetation into urban areas, and biodiversity threats. Next, you’ll discover how to navigate these challenges, such as through nature-based solutions.
Learn how to design a green city
Finally, you’ll explore the practices of designing a green city. You’ll look at the possibilities of integrating nature as well as the strategic planning, construction, and management of a green city.
Guided by the experts at EIT Urban Mobility, you’ll finish the course with the knowledge and confidence to implement carbon-smart green infrastructure.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Assess the impact of mobility infrastructure on climate change
- Identify the potential of carbon smart urban green infrastructure to mitigate climate change
- Identify the benefits of urban green infrastructure to human wellbeing
- Reflect on your surroundings and applications for smart urban green infrastructure
- Collect knowledge, context and different ways of applying carbon smart urban green infrastructure from case examples
- Apply basic principles of urban green infrastructure to your planning tasks
- Report your learnings to your team and reflect together
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for urban mobility and transportation professionals, urban planners, and other professionals working in this field at any stage of their career.
Who developed the course?
EIT Urban Mobility is an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Since January 2019 we have been working to encourage positive changes in the way people move around cities in order to make them more liveable places. We aim to become the largest European initiative transforming urban mobility. Co-funding of up to € 400 million (2020-2026) from the EIT, a body of the European Union, will help make this happen.
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