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Sustainability Economics of Human Settlements

6 LP


#61104 / #2

Seit SS 2017

Fakultät VI

EB 4-1

Institut für Landschaftsarchitektur und Umweltplanung

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

Creutzig, Felix Sebastian

Creutzig, Felix Sebastian

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POS-Nummer PORD-Nummer Modultitel
2347010 38688 Sustainability Economics of Human Settlements

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 Name Type Number Cycle Language SWS
Urban Economics for Sustainability SEM 3635 L 9289 WS No information 2
Urbanization and Global Environmental Change VL 3635 L 9288 SS No information 2

Workload and Credit Points

Urban Economics for Sustainability (SEM):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Präsenzzeit 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
Vor-/Nachbereitung 15.0 4.0h 60.0h
90.0h (~3 LP)

Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (VL):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Präsenzzeit 15.0 2.0h 30.0h
Vor-/Nachbereitung 15.0 4.0h 60.0h
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



Typ of portfolio examination

100 points per element

Test elements

Name Weight Categorie Duration/Extent
Essay 1 written 3 Seiten
Essay 1 written 3 Seiten
Mündliche Rücksprache 2 oral 15 Minuten
Referat - Seminar 2 oral 30 Minuten
Hausarbeit - Seminar 2 written 12 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

This module can be completed in 2 semesters.

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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Recommended literature
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