701-1551-00L Sustainability Assessment
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2016|
|Lecturers||P. Krütli, C. E. Pohl|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Abstract||The course deals with the concepts and methodologies for the analysis and assessment of sustainable development. A special focus is given to the social dimension and to social justice as a guiding principle of sustainability as well as to trade-offs between the three dimensions of sustainability.|
The course is seminar-like, interactive.
|Objective||At the end oft he course students should|
- core concepts of sustainable development, and;
- the concept of social justice - normatively and empirically - as a core element of social sustainability;
- important empirical methods for the analysis and assessment of local / regional sustainability issues.
Understand and reflect on:
- the challenges of trade-offs between the different goals of sustainable development;
- and the respective impacts on individual and societal decision-making.
|Content||The course is structured as follows: |
- Overview of rationale, objectives, concepts and origins of sustainable development;
- Importance and application of sustainability in science, politics, society, and economy;
- Sustainable (local / regional) development in different national / international contexts;
- Analysis and evaluation methods of sustainable development with a focus on social justice;
- Trade-offs in selected examples.
|Literature||Selected scientific articles & book chapters|