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Sustainability Economics of Human Settlements


Creutzig, Felix Sebastian




Fakultät VI

Institut für Landschaftsarchitektur und Umweltplanung (ILaUP)

36352300 FG Sustainability Economics of Human Settlements (S-Prof.)



EB 4-1

Creutzig, Felix Sebastian


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Learning Outcomes

In this module, students will learn the fundamental facts about Urbanization and Global Environmental Change. This includes a detailed understanding of urbanization and land use change, and about urbanization and climate change, including climate change solutions. Students will further be provided with analytical and conceptual methods of urban economics, and will be taught in how to use these methods to further an understanding of the sustainability of human settlements.


Urbanization dynamics. Global Land Use Change. Urban land acquisition and consequences for food systems, biodiversity and terrestrial carbon. Economics of urban land expansion. Urban metabolism and the bioeconomy. Urbanization and climate change. The economics of urban climate change mitigation. Urban transport and climate change mitigation. Buildings and climate change mitigation. Public finance and low-carbon infrastructures. Urbanization and Sustainable Development. Leadership for Action. Urban economics models and application for sustainability.

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course NameTypeNumberCycleLanguageSWSVZ
Urban Economics for SustainabilitySEM3635 L 9289WiSeNo information2
Urbanization and Global Environmental ChangeVL3635 L 9288SoSeNo information2

Workload and Credit Points

Urban Economics for Sustainability (SEM):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
90.0h(~3 LP)

Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (VL):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
90.0h(~3 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

Teaching, discussing main insights, small discussion rounds, essay writing.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

Presence is expected.

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

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Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 points per element



Test elements

Essay (2)1written3 Seiten
Essay (1)1written3 Seiten
Mündliche Rücksprache2oral15 Minuten
Referat - Seminar2oral30 Minuten
Hausarbeit - Seminar2written12 Seiten

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

Students need to certify their understanding of concepts by chosing a case study and applying the understanding of land use change and climate change respectively (form of an essay). Students also need to certify their overall understanding in the oral examination.

Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
2 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:
Winter- und Sommersemester.

Maximum Number of Participants

The maximum capacity of students is 30.

Registration Procedures

Anmeldung im Prüfungsamt.

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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Electronical lecture notes

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Recommended literature
No recommended literature given

Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):

Studiengang / StuPOStuPOsVerwendungenErste VerwendungLetzte Verwendung
Environmental Planning (M. Sc.)218SS 2017WiSe 2022/23
Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability (M. Sc.)17WS 2019/20WiSe 2022/23
Ökologie und Umweltplanung (B. Sc.)17WS 2019/20WiSe 2022/23
Ökologie und Umweltplanung (M. Sc.)111WS 2017/18WiSe 2022/23


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