Welcome to WAT-E2060 Sustainable Built Environment!
- PERIOD II: 23.10 - 11.12
- Mondays & Wednesdays at 9-12.
- Prerequisite: WAT-E3020 State of the world and development (unless you are a WAT programme student)
- All except two (remote) contact sessions will be held in Q201 (Väre)
- 5 ECTS = 135h
This is a multidisciplinary course with weekly changing themes and lecturers (see course schedule below). The focus of the course is the global built environment with special attention on low- and middle-income areas. It involves lectures, several workshops, reading circle group work tasks, and an individual portfolio assignment. See Sisu for additional information. Small changes can still be made to this course description before the start of the course.
NOTE that 80% attendance on contact sessions is compulsory. You can only miss a maximum of three contact sessions to be able to pass the course.
Should you have any questions, email the course coordinator Anni Juvakoski: firstname.lastname@example.org
Weekly course work
Mondays @ 9-12
Interactive lecture including 30 min reading circle task with peer group in the beginning of the session (lectures are attended in person, except for two remote lectures)
Wednesday @ 9-12
Workshop (in person)
Rest of the week
1) Reading assigned material to prepare for Monday’s reading circle,
2) drafting and submitting a very light “take home messages of the week“ task,
3) submitting the reading circle report (only if you are the secretary of your group that week)
4) slowly drafting an individual portfolio task due at the end of the course
In the individual assignment, you apply the learnings from the course to a case of your choosing. The format of the portfolio is free (e.g., text, video, presentation). The workload goal of the portfolio is equal to approximately 1 credit (27 h of work).
Reading circle tasks
Every week there will be materials provided for the reading circle (the week before). These will be in the form of videos or reading materials. Then each Monday, there will be a 30-minute reading circle task for your group to do based on those materials.
The grading criteria will be specified by the start of the course. Approximately 25% of the grade consists of peer-evaluation and 25% of reading-circle tasks. The other 50% comes from the individual portfolio task.
- WEEK 1: SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT & ENERGY
Wednesday – 25.10. @ 9-12 – WORKSHOP – Energy workshop - TBA
WEEK 2: ENERGY, ENERGY POLITICS & SOCIAL RESILIENCE
Monday – 30.10. @ 9-12 – LECTURE – “Sustainability transitions and energy politics” Dr. Paula Kivimaa, Research Professor at the Climate solutions, politics, and risks research group at Finnish Environment Institute
Wednesday – 1.11. @ 9-12 – WORKSHOP – "How can the built environment support social resilience?" Dr. Anahita Rashidfarokhi, postdoc researcher and programme coordinator at WiTLAB (World in Transition) research unit
WEEK 3: WATER & SANITATION
Monday – 6.11. @ 9-12 – ONLINE LECTURE – “Water and sanitation in low- and middle-income areas” Eva Kagiri, Program Manager, ARMA UK
Wednesday – 8.11. @ 9-12 – WORKSHOP – “Water & Sanitation” Bhattarabhop “Best” Viriyaroj & Anni Juvakoski, Course assistant and doctoral researcher at Aalto University
WEEK 4: RESETTLEMENT, SUSTAINABLE HOUSING AND NATURAL HAZARDS
Monday – 13.11. @ 9-12 – ONLINE LECTURE – “Resettlement in Tanzania & sustainable housing in Ethiopia” Solomon Keffa, East African Crude Oil Project (EACOP)
Wednesday – 15.11. @ 9-12 – WORKSHOP - "Natural hazards: Delphi method" Dr. Philipp Schmidt-Thomé, International Operations Director, GTK
WEEK 5: ARCHITECTURE & CITY PLANNING
Monday – 20.11. @ 9-12 – LECTURE – “Shouldn’t all architecture be designed with empathy?” Dr. Helena Sandman, Leapfrog
Wednesday – 22.11. @ 9-12 – WORKSHOP – "Immigration and multicultural manifestation in cities" Hossam Hewidy, Architecture Department at Aalto Univeristy
WEEK 6: DISASTERS & HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE
Monday – 27.11. @ 9-12 – WORKSHOP - "Humanitarian logistics" Dr. Diego Vega, Deputy Director of HUMLOG Institute, Hanken School of Economics
Wednesday – 29.11. @ 9-12 – LECTURE – "Humanitarian logistics" Dr. Diego Vega, Deputy Director of HUMLOG Institute, Hanken School of Economics
WEEK 7: WASTE
Monday – 4.12. @ 9-12 – LECTURE – “The global waste problem in major rivers – Case RiverRecycle” Anssi Mikola, founder of RiverRecycle
Wednesday – 6.12. – Independence Day – No teaching
WEEK 8: COURSE FINALIZING
Monday – 11.12. – @ 9-12 – Course finalizing session: wrap-up & feedback
Sunday – 17.12 @ 23.59 – Portfolio and peer assessment deadline