Aalto University Summer School

Climate, Health and Architecture

This future-oriented introduction to climate change and its relationship to human activities, built environment and health will give you the tools you need to take action on climate change in your own surroundings.
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Teaching period:

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Application period:

1.2.2022 – 18.5.2022

Course format:

Online

Duration:

5 weeks part-time

Eligibility:

Doctoral
Master
Professional

Field of study:

Art and design

Credits:

3 ECTS

Organiser:

School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Tuition fees:

1200€ for 6 ECTS / 600€ for 3 ECTS (partner discounts apply)

The application period has closed

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This course is offered in two different versions: 3 ECTS and 6 ECTS. The 3 ECTS version is well-suited for anyone who is interested in learning more about the relations between health, construction and climate change and benefits from a flexible and partly asynchronous course that can be completed on a busy schedule or while working. The 6 ECTS version allows you to deep-dive into a personal project based on your own interests and includes mentoring in one-on-one sessions and small groups.
 

Take action on climate change

How should we balance buildings so that they support the health of the planet and health of the people? How well do we realize and understand the health effects of climate change?

The changing climate is causing increased stress to both buildings and their users. Today, the built environment is responsible for a large part of global greenhouse emissions. Climate change is also the underlying driver behind many threats to physical and mental health. This applies not only to humans but to most life on our planet.

Meeting the goals of limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius as stated in the Paris Agreement is not possible without strong action in construction.

This course offers a future-oriented, clear, factual and optimistic introduction to climate change, its relationship to human health and the built environment. You will gain the tools you need to take action on climate change and learn how our joint efforts can stop the ongoing climate impact and support the well-being of all life on this planet.

Assignments and student work focus on vulnerability-based adaptation and mitigation plans for health.

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Self-paced online lectures

The course consists of several, short online asynchronous lectures from 30.5.-24.6.2022 with a one-hour Zoom meeting where you’ll get a weekly assignment. You can watch the lectures whenever it is suitable for you. The course culminates in an intensive online week with lectures and mentoring from 9-13 Helsinki time (GMT+3).

 

Information for Summer School Applicants

3 ECTS

This course is offered in two different versions: 3 ECTS and 6 ECTS. The 3 ECTS version is well-suited for anyone who is interested in learning more about the impacts of climate change and benefits from a flexible and partly asynchronous course that can be completed on a busy schedule or while working.

6 ECTS

This course is offered in two different versions: 3 ECTS and 6 ECTS. The 6 ECTS course allows you to deep-dive into a personal project based on your own interests and includes mentoring in one-on-one sessions and small groups.

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Aalto University Summer School launches Climate, Health and Architecture as an online course for summer 2022

The Climate, Health and Architecture summer course offers an evidence-based, clear and factual introduction to climate change and its relationship to human activities, built environment and health.

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