Waste Management, Resources and Energy Planning in Sustainable Cities


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Has thorough knowledge of a planning tool within energy planning or resource management
  • Has knowledge of selected scientific methods and their application for analysis of a chosen research problem.
  • Has knowledge of the basic structures of energy system and waste/resource management
  • Has knowledge of different models for the development and design of cities and the impacts of these models
  • Knowledge of theories of science and research methods relevant for conducting research within the field of sustainable cities


  • Can identify a relevant research problem within the field of sustainable cities
  • Can design a research project and use relevant research methods in order to analyse the chosen problem
  • Can independently collect relevant data in relation to the challenges and problems of the project, and assess the quality and reliability of this data
  • Can independently structure project management activities and carry out subject specific and interdisciplinary study project
  • Can motivate, substantiate and communicate the general structure and methods of the project in a scientific context
  • Can critically analyse the environmental, social and economic impacts of urban development
  • Can understand, apply and critically reflect on relevant quantitative as well as qualitative economic, social, environmental and/or technical methods of analysis and identify the interests connected to these
  • Can apply and advance knowledge obtained during semester modules
  • Can communicate research-based knowledge and discuss professional and scientific problems in relation to the interplay between urban development and sustainable development with peers and non-specialists
  • Can relate critically to sources and indicate accurate references
  • Can plan and manage a study project in a PBL learning environment


  • Can carry out simple research investigations of sustainability aspects in an urban context in which the methodological approach takes into account the complex relations of cities
  • Can relate critically to sources and indicate accurate references
  • Can form part of and contribute to team work by planning and managing the research process
  • Can reflect on the project process and identify development potentials for the next study project
  • Can take responsibility for own learning 


Type of instruction

Problem-oriented project work in groups



Name of examWaste Management, Resources and Energy Planning in Sustainable Cities
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleAffaldshåndtering, ressourcer og energiplanlægning i bæredygtige byer
Module codePGLSUSK20101
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Planning and Surveying
DepartmentDepartment of Planning
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design