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Urban Economics for Sustainability

Students will 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. We will work out fundamental concepts together and explore important contributions in the literature. Students are expected to give a presentation on specific topics or papers. An interest into sustainable urban systems and an understanding of economic concept is desirable prerequisite of the course.

When: Monday 12-14
Where: H.3002
Type: Seminar


Urbanization and Global Environmental Change

In this lecture, 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.

List of content:

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.

When: Monday 8-10
Where: H1012
Type: Lecture

Master thesis on cycling in Berlin

This potential master thesis project will aim to investigate the success factors of the Volksbegehren Fahrrad in Berlin. It will also analyze the potential climate and health benefits of improved bicycle infrastructure.

Master thesis on big data governance for Berlin

This master thesis will investigate the potential to govern big data created in transport systems by Berlin municipality. For example, it will be investigated whether and how big data generated online by different mode users and currently collected by private companies can be integrated into one platform to optimize utban transport planning, to incentivize low-carbon mobility, and to optimize travel experience, while also respecting and improving privacy concerns.

If interested in any master thesis, please contact Felix Creutzig.

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