Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to apply concepts and knowledge to the complex interplay of ecologic, economic, political, technological, and ethical aspects of sustainable transformation through:
This course builds on SV-156 Approaches, opportunities and challenges of sustainable transformation and provides students with the opportunity to discuss, assess and understand the specific challenges of implementing sustainable policies, practices, and projects. The course work evolves around practical cases to understand complex transformation, and to develop both critical analytical abilities and competencies. It particularly encourages students to further engage with projects and research questions already developed in SV-157 Approaches, opportunities, and challenges.
By focussing on selected practical examples, the course allows the students to understand the interplay of technological, political, economic, ecological, and social factors that influence the mapping of sustainable futures. Can we simply follow the experts, or do sustainable solutions need to be hammered out in democratic debates? How can we create new arenas for collaboration, new socio-technical experimentation, and governance models?
Faculty of Social Sciences