From the European School of Urbanism and Architecture
Take these on-line, open-source courses on sustainable urban development, created in partnership with the Council for European Urbanism and the Leonardo da Vinci Programme of the European Union.
Instructions: Download and read the modules in order. Follow up as you want with additional reading and exploration. If desired, you can answer the exam questions that are included, and review the answer sheets to check your comprehension of key issues and concepts.
If you are working with an instructor and/or a program for credit, be sure to follow their specific directions.
MODULE ONE: Whatever Happened to Urbanism? Essential concepts of urban history and modern planning. An Introductory Course in the Principles of Sustainable Urban Design.
Exam questions. Take this short exam to review your comprehension.
Exam answers. Check your answers with this sheet.
MODULE TWO: The Craft of Place. An introductory course in the "culture of building."
MODULE THREE: What is Sustainable Urbanism? An introduction to concepts, metrics and strategies.
MODULE FOUR: Evolving Settlements. Partiicpation and emergence in the built environment.
MODULE FIVE: The DNA of Place. An introduction to the topics of local identity and heritage, and their continuing importance for the human environment.