SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesCopyright: © UN
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
More information about this goal on sustainabledevelopment.un.org
Expanding Engineering Limits: Culture, Diversity and Gender
Especially in the context of urban and rural communities, engineering solutions can only be effective and sustainable if they reflect the needs of a diverse society. The course analyses the interrelationships between engineering sciences, social practices and their culture in the context of gender and diversity. The course discusses to what extent cultural aspects of gender and diversity have a significant impact on who becomes an engineer, which problems are addressed and how the execution and quality of problem solutions, designs, technologies and products are affected.
Social Development and Sustainability
The seminar teaches the theoretical concepts of social responsibility, sustainability and resilience. The concept of resilience especially is discussed by the example of "resilient cities". Students will also learn to apply and reflect on the concepts conveyed to practical, highly topical case studies of socio-technical developments, for example in the field of urban mobility (car sharing, e-scooters, etc.).
Resilience and Socio-technical Systems
Resilience is closely linked to the guiding principle of sustainable development and is explicitly addressed in various SDGs.
Particularly in view of increasing natural and environmental disasters, dealing with complexity and uncertainty is becoming more relevant. This requires the design and planning of adaptive infrastructures.
Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) Hub
The activities within the RRI Hub promote a socially responsible and sustainable orientation of research, innovation and teaching. In the spirit of an open innovation ecosystem, a cooperation between science and civil society is facilitated, e.g. by providing the local urban society and students with living lab spaces to meet and experiment.
Fuel Science Center
Diversity and a non-discriminatory, inclusive working environment offer a multitude of opportunities and social as well as economic advantages in innovation processes. In this context, the implementation of diversity management in engineering-based research networks is examined.
ACCESS! – Sustainable Mobility in Urban and Rural Areas
The interdisciplinary project integrates various aspects regarding the design of future mobility systems and forms. In addition to technical and infrastructural possibilities, individual mobility needs in terms of inclusion and equality as well as environmental compatibility on a local, regional and global scale are considered in order to shape sustainable mobility.
Distance and Subjective Safety in Cycling
As part of a mobility transition towards more sustainable and socially inclusive forms of mobility in cities, cycling connects to all dimensions of sustainability. However, many factors must be taken into account to strengthen cycling. To better address the issue of cycling safety, concepts of diversity, inclusion and equity and greater trans- and interdisciplinary collaboration are needed to better integrate civil society engagement and diversity perspectives into research on cycling mobility.
United Nations: Sustainable Development Goal 11
Further information of the 11th goal from the United Nations on the content and progress