Rotterdam, Netherlands

Green Cities for Eco-efficiency

when 3 April 2017 - 21 April 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee EUR 2750

Cities are the primary source of growth and innovation but at the same time large consumer of energy, and raw materials. Most anthropogenic causes of greenhouse gas emissions are associated with urban activities. The actual “de-compacted functional” and unsustainable model of our cities together with the advent of climate change, the shortage of fossil fuels and natural raw materials are forcing cities to rethink their way of planning and growth. In this context cities are responding with arrays of options or levers at their disposal when it comes to the task of improving their overall environmental performance and eco-efficiency.

Course leader

Dr. Ogenis Brilhante and Somesh Sharma

Target group

This course addresses local and national elected representatives, policymakers, city community leaders such as mayors and councilors, high officials in central government, NGOs and private sector, Urban planners and professionals involved in improving the urban environment and well-being of the citizens.

Course aim

On completion of the course, participants will be able to:

- understand the recent paradigms of green city concept (approaches, enablers and tools)
- identify, analyse and measure the environmental performance of a city
- recommend actions and identify right tools and instruments for improving a city’s environmental performance in different sectors

Fee info

EUR 2750: * Please note that for EU participants, the VAT of 21% will apply. The tuition fee stated above is excluding the VAT.