ENV-526 / 4 credits

Teacher: Manoli Gabriele

Language: English

Remark: Cours sur 12 semaines


Summary

This project-based course introduces students to the field of urban climate and hydrology, with a focus on nature-based solutions for the design of climate and water resilient cities.

Content

Keywords

Urban Climate, Urban Hydrology, Nature-Based Solutions, Green Infrastructures, Resilient Cities

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Explain how cities modify land surface processes on multiple temporal and spatial scales
  • Quantify the physical processes governing the climate and hydrology of cities (e.g., urban heat and dry islands, air pollution, runoff generation, flood risk)
  • Apply urban physics concepts in urban design
  • Propose nature-based solutions to design more sustainable and resilient cities

Transversal skills

  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Communicate effectively with professionals from other disciplines.
  • Evaluate one's own performance in the team, receive and respond appropriately to feedback.
  • Identify the different roles that are involved in well-functioning teams and assume different roles, including leadership roles.
  • Write a scientific or technical report.
  • Take account of the social and human dimensions of the engineering profession.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.

Teaching methods

Weekly lectures (L): carried out at the blackboard and with the aid of projected material

Weekly design tutorials/exercises (E): students will work in multidisciplinary teams on a group project for the entire duration of the course

Assessment methods

40% Individual in-class test

60% Group project (40%) with individual components (20%)

Resources

Bibliography

Oke, T. R., Mills, G., Christen, A., & Voogt, J. A. (2017). Urban climates. Cambridge University Press (available online).

Guo, J. C., Wang, W., & Li, J. (2022). Urban Drainage and Storage Practices. CRC Press (Available online).

 

Ressources en bibliothèque

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Climate and water sensitive urban design
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Climate and water sensitive urban design
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Climate and water sensitive urban design
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Climate and water sensitive urban design
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Climate and water sensitive urban design
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Climate and water sensitive urban design
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Project: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11  INR219  
11-12    
12-13  INR219  
13-14    
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Wednesday, 10h - 12h: Lecture INR219

Wednesday, 12h - 14h: Project, other INR219

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