Aim of the specialisation
Problems related to water and waste management in megacities and increasing transport and air pollution in many urban areas are all multifaceted. Environmental Systems Analysis plays an important role in describing and analysing the causes, mechanisms and effects of urban environmental problems, and in identifying the most sustainable solutions.
Students following the master's programme Urban Environmental Management can choose to do a thesis in a topic that is closely related to ongoing research projects within the Environmental Systems Analysis group or focus on applying systems analysis concepts and methods (e.g. scenario studies, MCA or LCA) to a range of urban environmental issues.
Ongoing research projects within the Environmental Systems Analysis Group are in the domains of:
- (Participatory) integrated assessment
- Pollution management
- Environmental modelling
- Integrated cost-benefit analysis of multifunctional land and water use
- Decision support systems and ecological-economic modeling
- Environmental function analysis and conflict analysis
- The behaviour of large-scale models
- Adaptation to climate change induced ecological impacts and its related socio-economic impacts
Students can learn more about the education and research related to this discipline by visiting the website of the Environmental Systems Analysis Group.