Description: This course is designed for planning, engineering and economics researchers working with climate change planning at the city and city region levels, investigating the overlaps and policy conflicts between mitigation, adaptation, and sustainable development planning goals within a global context. The course structure will consist of lectures, workshops, scenario building, and paper development for review and comment from the lecturers and participants. It is intended that the outputs from the PhD course will form the basis for a special edition of a peer-reviewed journal (Urban Climate, Planning Practice and Research).

Participating students are requested to submit a working paper for review (and will receive written feedback from organisers prior to the course), and review and provide feedback to fellow students’ work during the course.

Course/Lecture contents:

Future Climate Scenarios (Andy, Martin)
Governance and Planning for Climate Change (Sirkku)
Mitigation, Adaptation, and integrated measures (Patrick, Mia)
Linking to Sustainable Development (Stelios, Martin)

Scenario Building Exercises for Case Cities (C40)

Paper Development Workshop

Course shared with NORD STAR strategic adaptation research (

Organizers: Martin Lehmann (AAU) and Patrick Driscoll (AAU-CPH) with contributions from Sirkku Juhola (Aalto University), Mia Landauer (Aalto University), Andy Gouldson (Bristol University) and Stelios Grafakos (HIS, Erasmus University Rotterdam).


Time: 1-3 November, 2015

Place: Aalborg University, Copenhagen, A.C. Meyers Vænge 15, room ACM C1/2. 1.005

City: Copenhagen

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 10 October, 2015