Introduction to Case Studies

Course subject(s) 7 Synthesis

In the following sub-section, you will see five videos that showcase eight case studies where an interdisciplinary approach to urban development was taken. In these cases, different subjects and challenges covered in this MOOC are brought together. For each video, we have indicated which aspects we think are synthesized.

We would like you to watch these videos and to be critical about how they connect to the content of this MOOC. We then ask you three questions:

  • Do you agree with the aspects that we have identified in the cases?  If you agree: please explain why you support these aspects and if you do not agree: please explain why you disagree.
  • Can you identify other aspects? (consider the many different aspects you have come across in the themes and challenges of this course)
  • Are the solutions presented applicable to your own urban environment? Please explain why they are or are not applicable to your context.

We invite you to be critical about the videos themselves. Do you like and agree with the main message in the videos? What are your experiences related to the subject of the videos?

Some of the videos in the following sections are the property of NIOOAcumen and doepelstrijkers, or contain content from third parties. We have used the videos with their permission. The videos have not been produced for online education purposes and thus, they are not downloadable. The videos of NIOO and Acumen have been retrieved from YouTube and therefore, there are no subtitles in the edX player. These YouTube links are located below the videos, where you also have access to subtitles. Since the videos are retrieved from YouTube they are not playable in the edX App (Android and IOS) and might not be accessible in all countries. We do apologise for the inconvenience caused. 

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