Climate change and rural areas



Rural areas and farmlands




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Climate change and rural areas

Climate change and rural areas

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Work methods

In the Vilademuls the student group was focused on making a proposal on how to change manners and behaviour to be more low-carbon in this rural area. However, land use was also in a big role with this group. Work methods of this pilot course were based on case study visits, surveys and interviews. To enable this kind of working students spent 10 days on their at the case study location. In this case in a rural municipality of Vilademus.

Before the actual working on the case study, location students got some orientation information. After this students went to their actual case study site. At the Villademus students did visits related and interviews related to their topic. Based on this materials student made a project proposal which suggested how to change manners and land use to be more low-carbon

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This kind of working has some resource demands. First, you should give students some basic information about the low-carbon society and climate change. After this, you should arrange some case study specific visits and contacts for interviews. In this case, students spent 10 days in the same area. You should consider also which kind of area you choose, and made some adjustments based on that.


As a study outcome students made a proposal on how to promote low-carbon manners and land use in the rural area of Villademus. This proposal is focused on for example land use, tourism and community services. Check their proposal from underneath!

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An example of a study module framework

Day 1Orientation
Day 2Introduction to the case studies
Day 3Fieldwork
Day 4Fieldwork
Day 5Fieldwork
Day 6Open local seminar and workshop
Day 7Open local seminar and workshop
Day 8Result analysis
Day 9Result analysis
Day 10Presentation to the community
Day 11Final seminar