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Co-Creating Sustainable Cities. Module 2 Water & Waste Water - Water as Basic Need - 2.7.3. Citizen Science for Drinking Water Quality Measurements - AMS online cursus (MOOC)

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“Around the world, major challenges of our time such as population growth and climate change are being addressed in cities. Here, citizens play an important role amidst governments, companies, NGOs and researchers in creating social, technological and political innovations for achieving sustainability.
Citizens can be co-creators of sustainable cities when they engage in city politics or in the design of the urban environment and its technologies and infrastructure. In addition, citizens influence and are influenced by the technologies and systems that they use every day. Sustainability is thus a result of the interplay between technology, policy and people‚Äôs daily lives. Understanding this interplay is essential for creating sustainable cities. In this MOOC, we zoom in on Amsterdam, Beijing, Ho Chi Minh City, Nairobi, Kampala and Suzhou as living labs for exploring the dynamics of co-creation for sustainable cities worldwide. We will address topics such as participative democracy and legitimacy, ICTs and big data, infrastructure and technology, and SMART technologies in daily life.”

(Citaat: S. Brouwer, J.P. van der Hoek – Co-Creating Sustainable Cities. Module 2 Water & Waste Water – Water as Basic Need – 2.7.3. Citizen Science for Drinking Water Quality Measurements – AMS online cursus (MOOC) via Edx 2017)

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