Climate and Hydrology in Urban Transformation


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The course provides practical knowledge and skills in the development of designs supporting sustainability in the urban built environment. The aim is to gain knowledge and understanding of the design challenges relevant to creating more ecologically based cities considering natural and built elements in the design process. The course will contribute to fostering 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


  • 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.
  • Must have knowledge of fundamental hydraulics.


  • Must be able to utilise digital and analouge 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.
  • Must be able to perform simple hydraulic calculations in respect to urban water issues.


  • 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

Types of instruction are listed in § 17; Structure and contents of the programme.



Name of examClimate and Hydrology in Urban Transformation
Type of exam
Oral exam
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 titleKlimatekniske aspekter og hydrologi i urbane transformationer
Module codeAODUM1K222
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Architecture and Design
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design