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European Academy of Bolzano, Italy
Date: 
07/06/16 to 24/08/16
Indicative Work Load: 56
Language of Instruction: English
Application Deadline: May 20, 2016
Cost: Free
Area of Study: Sustainable Energy Planning and Low Carbon Development

Sustainable Energy Planning and Low Carbon Development

At the end of the course, participants should be able to describe and reflect critically on the sustainable energy planning and low carbon development. They will develop analytical understanding of the concepts, methods and tools for the sustainable energy and low carbon development of urban settlement. 

For whom

This e-learning course is designed for: Undergraduate students (3rd or 4th year); young professionals; or post-graduate students (Master’s degree,) in the fields of urban planning, environmental science, and other related disciplines. The course aims to deepen the knowledge and understanding of sustainable energy planning and low carbon development.

Course Objectives

The course aims to enable participants to:

1)    Understand the definitions and keywords of sustainable energy and low carbon development; 

2)    Introduce the key concepts of sustainable energy planning and low carbon development and their integration in the traditional urban planning discipline; 

3)    Introduce the main urban planning tools for sustainable energy planning and low carbon development;
4)    Conduct empirical case studies to critically reflect and discuss the key topics of sustainable energy planning and low carbon development. 

Programme structure

PART 1: SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PLANNING AND LOW CARBON DEVELOPMENT KEY CONCEPTS

June 7th: Lecture 1- Definitions of Key Concepts 

PART 2: INTRODUCTION OF MAIN TOPICS OF SEPLCD AND INTEGRATION IN TRADITIONAL URBAN PLANNING DISCIPLINE 

June 17th: Lecture 2- Energy challenges and Sustainability 
June 27th: Lecture 3- Energy, Planning and urban Form

July 7th: Lecture 4- Planning for Energy: Energy infrastructure 

July 18th: Lecture 5: Planning for Energy: Transportation 
July 28th Lecture 6: Low Carbon Development and Carbon Emissions Accounting 
August 8th: Lecture 7: Investing, Financing and Institutional Governance of Energy 

PART 3: TOOLS FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PLANNING AND LOW CARBON DEVELOPMENT

August 18th: Lecture 8: Sustainable Energy Action Plan 
August 24th: Lecture 9: Heat Demand Mapping, urban Heat Island Mapping and Solar Cadaster

Note: The dates may be subject to change. EURAC will provide prior notice to all e-learning course participants.

Why join the e-learning course?

At the end of the course, students will get a Certificate of Completion as well as a recommendation letter for receiving two (2) ECTS credits. As the e-learning course is free, this enhances access to education materials on Sustainable energy planning and low carbon development in a more time flexible and cost effective manner. Course participants will have access to all materials as well as participation on relevant exercises and tools on planning for sustainable energy and low carbon development planning.

Methodology

The e-learning course offers a combination of self-paced and facilitated learning approaches through Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment. The course offers a series of lectures in combination with expert tutorials, peer discussions, scheduled (online) interactions, and literature references. Learning methods include presentations, recorded lectures, case studies, group work, exercises, and tools for decision-making. For this course, ensure you have a reliable internet connection. Also, ensure that you have time for studying the materials, discuss the topics with your classmates, and demonstrate your understanding of the concepts through certain outputs.

Cost

Registration for the e-learning course is FREE of charge. Participation costs are covered by SUSTAIN project.

Registration Information 

The e-learning course is designed for a group of 15 and maximum of 30 participants. Interested students should apply through the online registration system by May 20, 2016 and email the following documents to elearningcourse2016@gmail.com:

  • Copy of transcript of records (student)
  • Curriculum vitae (young professional)
  • Statement of Interest (Max 500 words)
  • Proof of English language proficiency (e.g. IELTS or TOEFL scores, or certificate showing that the programme attended was taught in English (optional) 

We will notify you about your acceptance between the 23rd and 27th of May 2016. 

For questions about the SUSTAIN e-learning course, please contact: Garfield Wayne Hunter or Daniele Vettorato at: elearningcourse2016@gmail.com or garfield.hunter@eurac.edu.