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  • is able to discuss the possibilities of using environmental friendly technical solutions in urban settings
  • is able to discuss current research in the field and needs for future research
  • is able to collect information of different technologies and evaluate their impacts
  • is able to develop applications of the field to existing situations


Possibilities of renewable energy sources and use in the future including solar, thermal and wind energy. Evaluation methods of energy efficiency in buildings and urban areas and current development in the field. Cleantech technology – contemporary research and practical applications (green ICT etc.) in business sector. Responsible business, Waste treatment and possibilities to recycle different types of waste.  Developed systems of waste collection and transportation in urban settings.  Site visits in different organisations and enterprises in Lahti.


Individual portfolio based on lectures and excursions to different sites and enterprises connected with the themes of the course.


Adler, Frederick R. 2013. Urban ecosystems : ecological principles for the built environment / Frederick R. Adler, Colby J. Tanner. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.

Wheeler, Stephen M. ; Beatley, Timothy. 2009.  The sustainable urban development : reader. Abingdon : Routledge.

Jiri Marsalek ... [et al.]. 2008. Urban water cycle processes and interactions. Leiden : Taylor & Francis ; Paris : UNESCO.

Grigg, Neil S. 2012. Water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure management. Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press.

Tchobanoglous, George. 2014. Wastewater engineering : treatment and resource recovery. New York, NY : McGraw-Hill Education.

Ehrlich, Robert. 2013. Renewable energy : a first course. Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press.

Laudon, Matthew ; Romanowicz, Bart. Eds. 2012. Cleantech 2012 : energy, renewables, materials, storage and environment : technical proceedings of the 2012 CTSI Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries conference and showcase. Boca Raton, FL : San Francisco, CA : CRC Press ; CTSI.

Preston L. Schiller, Eric C. Bruun and Jeffrey R. Kenworthy. 2010. An introduction to sustainable transportation : policy, planning and implementation. London : Earthscan.


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