Kies de Nederlandse taal
Course module: 202300021
Introduction to Sustainable Cities
Course info
Course module202300021
Credits (ECTS)6
Course typeStudy Unit
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. K. Vrielink
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Lecturer R. Arendt
dr. A.K. Poole
Lecturer L.L. olde Scholtenhuis
dr. K. Vrielink
Contactperson for the course
dr. K. Vrielink
Academic year2023
Starting block
RemarksPart of minor Smart Solutions for Sustainable Cities
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISNo
  1. At the end of the module’s first block, students are able to critically assess the strengths and limitations of digitization and urbanization for sustainable futures in terms of social, environmental and economic justice.
  2. At the end of the module’s first block, students are able to critically assess the Sustainable Development Goals in the context of smart urban design and socio-ecological well-being.
  3. At the end of the module’s first block, students can illustrate the barriers of smart city realization, criticize the smart city rhetoric, and demonstrate why few Smart and Sustainable Cities examples exist in practice.
  4. At the end of the module’s first block and at the end of the module, students can argue how each of the different themes support the construction of Smart urban life.

This is a part of the Minor, Smart Solutions for Sustainable Cities. See here for the complete description of this module.

Students participating in this module are introduced to the opportunities and challenges in society’s transition towards sustainable cities. While exploring this theme, this module focuses on smart solutions for the infrastructures construction activities that are aimed to realize sustainable cities, but before doing so often first disturb processes and activities in public space.
Students are introduced to state-of-the-art technologies (ICT, sensors, intelligence etc.) that could help minimizing the disruption of construction processes. As such technologies are soon to be deployed in the built environment and civil engineering, they broaden the capabilities and (inter)operability of equipment and coordination processes.
During the module part ‘introduction’ students learn about the phenomenon of sustainable cities from a planning and construction management viewpoint, and get insights in the basic engineering and technology perspectives related to it.

Assumed previous knowledge
All engineering/math/science-profile students are suited. Other students should have interest in technology and be willing to learn about scientific/physics/engineering basic principles.
Participating study
Bachelor Civil Engineering
Required materials
Course material
Provided on canvas
Recommended materials
Instructional modes


Digital Test

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