The Global Center of Spatial Methods for Urban Sustainability (SMUS) proudly presents the first generation of SMUS MOOCs.

MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, are a model for delivering learning content online to anyone who wants to take a course, with no limit on the number of participants and no fees. MOOCs allow us to learn from our peers around the world. However, the bulk of MOOC production is concentrated in the global North. At the same time, particularly in the field of Urban Sustainability and Spatial Research Methods, there is a need to produce, teach and exchange contextualised spatial practice and knowledge.

The SMUS MOOCs bring research and practice on urban sustainability into a global digital auditorium. The themes are linked to the targets of the Sustainable Development Goal #11 and are driven by the context of the location, picking up other pressing local urban development issues. Each MOOC team is led by a SMUS partner who in turn collaborated with local partners from academia and practice.

Please click on the poster for access to the MOOC trailers and open access links. In 2022, a second generation of SMUS MOOCs will be produced

  • Grit Koalick