Focus on The Sustainable Development Goals
Internationally, cities pose a significant challenge to sustainable transition, both environmentally, socially and economically. In the future, up to 70-80% of the world population will live in cities, and thus it is important to handle the challenges they pose. It is essential that planning is done within and across professions and infrastructure sectors, like energy, mobility, water, waste, etc. Thus, it is necessary to be able to think across sectors, analyse consequences in multiple areas and include stakeholders such as government, citizens, companies and environmental organisations.
The Master of Science Programme in Sustainable Cities at Aalborg University Copenhagen aims to teach students about how we can achieve the sustainable transition of cities. This is done in two parts. First by covering issues of engineering by looking at four main infrastructure sectors being 1) resources (waste) 2) energy, 3) water and climate change and 4) transport and mobility. Second, by looking at political science, synergies across sectors and different forms of impact assessment.
During the two-year Master, we cover challenges related to each of the specific infrastructure sectors, present specific tools for quantifying and analysing the challenges as well as understand how policy, citizens, practice and organisations influence sustainable transitions.
The graduates from this Master of Science are educated to be capable of creating the framework for the Sustainable Cities of the future, where economic, social, technical and environmental elements are integrated in new ways. By understanding technical elements of the sustainable engineering solutions, but also being able to facilitate change in political and economic systems, the Sustainable Cities engineer can play an important role in the sustainable transition as a sustainable city planner.
Study at Aalborg University in Copenhagen
The Master of Science Programme in Sustainable Cities is taught at Aalborg University in Copenhagen. Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark, aims to become first carbon-neutral capital in 2025, is known for green mobility, renewable energy and smart city solutions. As a student at Aalborg University Copenhagen (AAU-CPH), you can enjoy the many cultural and spare time activities that Copenhagen has to offer.