Climate and Hydrology of the Dense City

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The course will provide practical knowledge and skills in the development of designs supporting sustainability in the urban built environment. The main goal is to gain knowledge and understanding of the design challenges involved in creating a more ecologically based city considering natural and built elements in the design process. The course will contribute to knowledge and skills about sustainable urban development in a changing built environment. Hereby the students obtain competencies in engineering solutions to guide the city through a sustainable transformation.

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Must have knowledge of causes, development, and effects of climate change from global to local scale
  • Must have knowledge on aquatic and terrestrial ecology and ecosystems
  • Must have knowledge on techniques for addressing climate adaptation
  • Must have knowledge on urban water management practices

Skills

  • Must be able to utilise analytical tools and methods concerning sustainable and infrastructural design
  • Must be able to identify and address problems in relation to climate adaption and hydrological issues relevant to the design of the built environment
  • Must be able to assess similarities and differences between rural and urban ecosystems
  • Must be able to assess the impact of the build environment on urban climatology
  • Must be able to measure quantify, and model urban transformation processes in relation to the built environment

Competences

  • Must have the competence to analyse, plan, and guide the sustainable transformation of a city
  • Must be able to evaluate the quality of urban ‘blue’ and ‘green’ ecosystem structures
  • Must have the competence to develop strategies for urban climate adaption

Type of instruction

See general description of the types of instruction described in the introduction to Chapter 3.

Exam

Exams

Name of examClimate and Hydrology of the Dense City
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Permitted aids
Without aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Program Regulations

Facts about the module

Danish titleKlima og hydrologi i den tætte by
Module codeAODUTM1K172
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Architecture & Design
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design