Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course the student:

  • understands (has a good knowledge of) the role of Real Estates and Cities in the mitigation of climate change and other sustainability challenges. Similarly, understands the economic implication and opportunities of sustainable Real Estate
  • can identify and compare management models and sustainability indicators used in Real Esate
  • can evaluate (critically analyse) the significance of long-term strategic management and distinguish and classify the sustainability challenges associated with Real Estate and Cities


Credits: 6

Schedule: 05.03.2021 - 09.04.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Seppo Junnila

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Seppo Junnila

Contact information for the course (valid 19.02.2021-21.12.2112):

Course coordinator: Anniina Saari,

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Applies in this implementation:

    Pre-reading for each lecture:

    Students are expected to read the pre-reading materials provided for each lecture.
    A list of material for each lecture will be added under the Materials section on MyCourses.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures, exercises and exam. The assessment methods and criteria will be defined in course syllabus. Preliminary and subject to change.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    • Exam: 50%, 
    • group work (5 assignments in total): 40%
    • lecture activity (contribution to the discussion): 10%. 

    The lecture activity is included in the grading to encourage an active and constructive dialogue during the lectures. 

    The student's lecture activity on each lecture is graded on a scale from 0 to 2, where:

    • 0 = no (or limited) contribution, 
    • 1 = some contribution, e.g. a couple of comments, questions or opinions
    • 2= significant contribution, e.g. a very insightful or well-reasoned question, opinion or comment, OR multiple good-
    • quality questions, comments, or opinions. 

    Note! Participating in all five lectures is compulsory. The student must demonstrate their participation during each lecture. In case a student is not able to participate a lecture, an additional assignment is required for each missed lecture. The instructions for the additional assignment to cover up for an absence may be found under the "Assignments" section.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    160 hours (6 cr). The workload per activity type will be presented in the course syllabus.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    To be announced in course syllabus and lectures. 

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Yes, Real Estate Courses

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    13 Climate Action