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Environmental Sciences Bachelor Information
Natural Science and Technical Electives
Environmental Planning
701-0900-00LThe Sustainable Development Goals in ContextW2 credits2GB. Wehrli, O. Kassab
AbstractThe United Nations Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide an opportunity for the international community to shape the course of sustainable development. With their range of expertise, universities can develop the science to help achieving the SDGs. The lectures center on sustainability challenges and provide context from academics and societal actors.
Objective1. Students know important dimensions of sustainable development and the discourses in the context of the SDGs
2. Students get an overview how ETH Zurich contributes to sustainable development and the achievement of the SDGs
3. The lecture series enables students to contribute to sustainable development during their studies and research, as graduates on the job market, and as members of the society
4. Writing and reviewing a short blog post trains students to communicate acquired knowledge effectively for a broader audience.
ContentKick-Off: Introduction to the SDGs:
1 – Education, gender and inequality
2 – Health, well-being and demography
3 – Climate change, decarbonization and sustainable industry
4 – Sustainable food, land, water and oceans
5 – Sustainable cities and communities
6 – Digital revolution for sustainable development
Conclusion: Student inputs: Wrap up and synthesis
Lecture notes1-2 short papers will be posted on the Moodle each weak.
LiteratureSelected scientific articles:

Sachs, J. D. (2019). Six Transformations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Nature Sustainability, DOI: Link

Schwan, G. (2019): Sustainable Development Goals: A call for global partnership and cooperation. GAIA 28/2, 73, DOI: Link
Prerequisites / NoticeOpen to advanced Bachelor and all Master level students enrolled at ETH Zurich
701-0953-00LGIS Case Study
Does not take place this semester.
Prerequisites: 701-0951-00L "GIS - Introduction into Geoinformation Science" in autumn semester or comparable preparatory training.
W2 credits2AM. A. M. Niederhuber
AbstractThis course engrosses the close to practice application of geographic information systems by means of self-dependent case studies (project work), being handled by small teams.
The students elaborate a project schedule, conceive an analysis workflow, effect a multi-stage analysis within the context of an environmental problem and present their results to the course plenum.
ObjectiveThe students ...
- deepen selected theoretical and practical skills of the GIST Bachelor course on a specified case;
- are able to acquaint themselves independently with complex spatial problems;
- can develop the necessary data and process models for the implementation;
- can independently manage and execute a project from planning to presentation;
- learn to work together with scientists of applied research.
ContentDie Studierendene führen eine praxisorientierte GIS-Analyse durch und präsentieren am Ende ihre Ergebnisse.
Lecture noteskein Skript
Prerequisites / NoticeEinführungskurs "GIST - Einführung in die Räumlichen Informationswissenschaften und Technologien" oder gleichwertige Vorkenntnisse.
101-0414-00LTransport Planning (Transportation I) Information W3 credits2GN. Garrick
AbstractThe lecture course discusses the basic concepts, approaches and methods of transport planning in both their theoretical and practical contexts.
ObjectiveThe course introduces the basic theories and methods of transport planning.
ContentBasic theoretical links between transport, space and economic development; basic terminology; measurement and observation of travel behaviour; methods of the four stage approach; cost-benefit analysis.
LiteratureOrtuzar, J. de D. and L. Willumsen (2011) Modelling Transport, Wiley, Chichester.
101-0416-10LRoad Transport SystemsW3 credits2GA. Kouvelas
AbstractThe course covers road transportation technologies, network design, traffic flow theory, operations of private and public transport, management and control of intelligent transportation systems.
ObjectiveThis course gives the students an overview of topics involved in road transport systems and provides the background for Masters degree study.
Lecture notesThe lecture notes and additional handouts will be provided during the lectures.
102-0214-02LIntroduction to Urban Water Management Information
Civil Engineers and Environmental Scientist have to enrole for the course unit 102-0214-02L (without excursions).
W5 credits4GE. Morgenroth, M. Maurer
AbstractIntroduction to urban water management (water supply, urban drainage, wastewater treatment, sewage sluge treatment)
ObjectiveThis course provides an introduction and an overview over the topics of urban water management (water supply, urban drainage, wastewater treatment, sewage sludge treatment). It supports the understanding of the interactions of the relevant technical and natural systems. Simple models for the design are introduced.
ContentOverview over the field of urban water management.
Introduction into systems analysis.
Characterization of water and water quality.
Requirement of drinking water, production of wastewater and pollutants
Production and supply of drinking water.
Urban drainage, treatment of combined sewer overflow.
Wastewater treatment, nutrient elimination, sludge handling.
Planning of urban water infrastructure.
Lecture notesGujer, W.: Siedlungswasserwirtschaft, 3. Aufl., Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
Prerequisites / NoticeThis course is required for further in depth courses in urban water management.
102-0516-01LEnvironmental Impact AssessmentW3 credits2GS.‑E. Rabe
AbstractFocus of the course are the method, the process and content of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) as well as the legal bases and methods for compiling an environmental impact study (EIS).
Using examples, a comprehensive view of the EIA is made possible by means of excursions.
In the frame of a project the process of am EIA will be workt out by the students.
Objective- Understanding the context of spatial planning and environmental protection
- Ability to use central planning instruments and procedures for assessing the environmental impacts and risks of projects
- Ability to apply quantitative methods to assess the environmental impacts and risks of projects
- Knowledge about the process and content of an EIA
- a capacity for critical review of environmental impact assessments
Content- Nominal and functional environmental protection in Switzerland
- Instruments of environmental protection
- Need for coordination between environmental protection and spatial planning
- Environmental Protection and environmental impact assessment
- Legal basis of the EIA
- Procedure of EIA
- Content of the EIA
- Content and structure of the EIS
- Application of the impact analysis
- Monitoring and Controlling
- View regarding the strategic environmental assessment (SEA)
- Excursions projects obligated under the EEA
Lecture notesNo script. The documents for the lecture can be found for download on the homepage of the Chair of Planning of Landscape and Urban Systems.

Download: Link
Literature- Bundesamt für Umwelt 2009: UVP-Handbuch. Richtlinie des Bundes
für die Umweltverträglichkeitsprüfung. Umwelt-Vollzug Nr. 0923,
Bern. 156 S.
- Leitfäden zur UVP (werden in der Vorlesung bekannt gegben)
Prerequisites / NoticeAdditional information on mode of examination:
No calculators allowed
103-0357-00LEnvironmental PlanningW3 credits2GS.‑E. Rabe
AbstractThe lecture covers tools, methods and procedures of
Landscape and Environmental Planning developed. By means of field trips their implementation will be illustrated.
ObjectiveKnowledge of the various instruments and possibilities for the practical implementation of environmental planning.
Knowledge of the complex interactions of the instruments.
Content- forest planning
- inventories
- Intervention and compensation
- ecological network
- agricultural policy
- landscape development concepts (LEK)
- landscape conceptions
- parks
- swiss concept of landscape
- riverine zone
- natural hazards
- field trips
Lecture notes- lecture notes concerning the instruments
- Handouts
- Copies of selected literature

Download: Link
Prerequisites / NoticeAdditional information on mode of examination:
No calculators allowed
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