Sustainable Development and Climate Change

Modules first semester

The first semester consists of three blocks. The first block takes place in September and October, the second block in November and December and the third block in January and February. Each block consists of different modules and can be followed separately in different years, for those wishing to do the course part time (more info about the part-time MEMR on request).



 Urban Dynamics
 City Marketing
 Transport Economics and Policy
 Managing the Urban Economy
 Urban Management in Europe, Part I



 Sustainable Development and Climate Change
 Urban Culture and Tourism
 Urban Governance
 Urban Management in Europe, Part II



 Research Methods and Techniques


Sustainable Development and Climate Change

(5 ECTS)



In the global and knowledge based economy, metropolitan areas are the most important centers for production and consumption. Cities are now entering a new phase of development characterized by a strong focus on sustainability, environment and efficient use of (scarce) land. This creates enormous challenges (and opportunities) for local governments. This module deals with topics such as: sustainable redevelopment projects, sustainable port cities in the knowledge economy, 'floating cities', sustainable development and design and land management. Additionally, guest lectures will be provided by the initiators of the Rotterdam Climate Initiative.


Regular lecturing staff:

Dr. Wouter Jacobs


Drs. Jeroen van Haaren

Prof. Dr. Jan Rotmans

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Prof. Ir. Chris Zevenbergen
CEO Dura Vermeer Business
Development UNESCO-IHE TU Delft

Drs. Ole Bouman
CEO Netherlands Architecture Institute

Prof. Ir. Hans de Jonge
TU Delft