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The learning modules combine the best knowledge, experience, and practices on sustainable urban development from Europe and Asia. The learning modules contain lectures and exercises that cover a range of topics – from water, transport, energy and infrastructure to green cities, sustainable tourism, climate resilience and low-carbon development. Moreover, case studies are provided to contextualize concepts and themes to Asian practices. Building skills and competencies related to sustainable urban development and planning are integrated, taking into account the labor market perspective.

E-Learning Courses

The e-learning courses serve as an introduction to sustainable urban development; enhance access to educational materials in a more time-flexible and cost-effective matter; reduce the matriculation barriers to access as the course can function as a transition mechanism from institutions in Asian countries to those of European Higher Education; and provide credits that can be used as an elective for students who are willing to study in Europe. Moreover, the e-courses link theory and practice through the decision support tools; integrate practical experiences from cities; and incorporate academic competencies and soft skills.

Decision Support Toolbox

Our decision support toolbox provides a link between education and practice. Developed by academics (through higher education institutes in Europe and Asia) and practitioners (by way of city networks and partnerships), the toolbox is a state of the art collection of decision-support methodologies that can be used to support or complement courses or programmes related to sustainable urban development. The toolbox makes practical decision support tools accessible and appropriate for educational purposes. In some of these tools, manuals are provided to allow lecturers to use these in educational settings.


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    Lecturer's Guidebook

    The Lecturer’s Guidebook provides instructions on how to use the modules for specific educational purposes and to facilitate educational institutes to create tailor-made courses in line with their specific demands. This will enrich the various existing European Higher Education programmes with dynamically integrated education on sustainable urban development. Furthermore, through collaboration with Asian partners, the richness of practical examples and the development of more globally applicable concepts enhance attractiveness and relevance of EHE throughout the world.

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    Handbook on Skills and Competencies

    The Handbook on Skills and Competencies covers both academic and vocational perspectives. The handbook addresses academic skills, such as paper writing, group work, peer-to-peer review, and presentation skills. On the other hand, vocational skills, such as project and process management, stakeholders’ involvement, negotiation skills, and priority setting under constrained resources, among others, are also covered. This handbook will facilitate the integration of relevant skills and competencies related to sustainable urban development and planning.

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    The SUSTAIN dictionary covers a wide range of topics in the field of sustainable urban development and as used in the learning resources of the project. Covering different topics from energy and transport to water and infrastructure, this dictionary aims to help students and young professionals understand sustainability issues. Moreover, this dictionary would enable European and Asian students to grasp and have a common understanding of these sustainability issues that beset their respective contexts. Lastly, this dictionary is aimed at inspiring students and young professionals working in the field to further delve into their areas of interest.

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