Sustainable Communities

Helsinki 2007 – Bangkok 2008 – Nairobi 2009 – Bangkok 2012 – Dar es Salaam 2013

Sustainable Communities continuing education courses focus on sustainable urban growth and urban environmental management giving practical examples and methods to find tools for sustainable development in the rapidly growing cities.

The main thematic areas are sustainable city planning, citizen participation and empowerment, sustainable urban infrastructure, sustainable housing, local business and employment around sustainable housing. Sustainable Communities course aims to bridge the knowledge gap between academia and local and central governments in the field of sustainable urban environmental planning.

Course is structured to enhance communication, professional networking nationally and regionally, and exchange of information between the participants and lecturers. The course is a combination of keynote lectures, case study presentations, dialogue opportunities, field visits and workshops, providing improved understanding and capabilities on sustainable urban planning.

Courses have been funded by Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and Ministry of the Environment. Organizing partners are Aalto PRO, Asian Institute of Technology, University of Nairobi, UN-HABITAT and UNEP.