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Cities are becoming the predominant living and working environment of humanity, and for this reason, livability or quality of life in the city has become crucial.

This urban planning course will focus on four areas that directly affect livability in a city: Urban energy, urban climate, urban ecology and urban mobility. The course begins by presenting measurable criteria for the assessment of livability, and how to positively influence the design of cities towards greater livability. We will focus on this basic topic of the human habitat in a holistic way, and introduce possibilities of participatory urban design by citizens, leading towards the development of a citizen design science.

You will be able to share your experiences with the other participants in the course and also with the experts from the teaching team. In completing this course, you will better understand how to make a city more livable by going beyond the physical appearance and by focusing on different properties and impact factors of the urban system.

Livability in Future Cities is the second course in a series of MOOCs under the title “Future Cities.” This series aims to bring the latest research on planning, managing and transforming cities to places where this knowledge has the highest benefit for its citizens. “Future Cities” provided an overview, and this course will focus on livability in existing and new cities.

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Instructors

Gerhard Schmitt
Professor of Information Architecture
ETH Zurich

Peter Edwards
Director of the Singapore-ETH Center
ETH Zurich

Jane Jacobs
Professor of Urban Studies
ETH Zurich

Stephen Cairns
Scientific Directory of the ETH Future Cities Laboratory
ETH Zurich

Jan Carmeliet
Professor of Building Physics
ETH Zurich

Matthias Roth
Associate Professor of Geography
National University of Singapore

Alex Erath
Postdoctoral Fellow
ETH Future Cities Laboratory

Matthias Berger
Senior Researcher
ETH Future Cities Laboratory

Ulrike Wissen Hayek
Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
ETH Zurich

Estefania Tapias
Postdoctoral fellow and Lecturer, Chair of Information Architecture
ETH Zurich

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