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The University of British Columbia

Urban Water - Innovations for Environmental Sustainability

The University of British Columbia via edX


In this interdisciplinary course you will learn about the water-related dimensions of environmentally sustainable urbanism. The course features Vancouver, one of the world's leading cities for green design.

Each week, you’ll watch lectures plus a compelling documentary-style video featuring architects, planners, artists, engineers, and academics that have created real-world innovations which link water and sustainability in the built environment. You’ll meet the inspiring founder of the Center for Interactive Research on Sustainability (one of the greenest buildings in North America); visit North America’s largest urban wastewater-to-energy plant; learn from architects designing urban waterscapes as ‘landscape infrastructure’ along Vancouver’s revitalized waterfront; travel along one of North America’s largest revitalized urban streams, which has become a hub for community engagement; and explore the creation of a ‘watershed mind’ with an award-winning poet and artist.

Taught by

Karen Bakker


4.0 rating, based on 2 Class Central reviews

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  • Kara Counsell

    Kara Counsell is taking this course right now, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    Although this is listed as self paced, the class itself is over. You won't get graded, but have access to the lecture videos, quizzes, and resource material. There were discussion boards which you can read, but they are closed now so you can't respond or comment. Good if you just want to expand your knowledge on the subject on your own time without worrying about dedicating too much. This was my first course I took, so maybe most self paced classes are similar and I just don't know haha
  • Ramesh R
    excellent course to attend . request the university to once again give us the opportunity to attend it

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