Finland, Helsinki

The Welfare City

when 4 August 2015 - 20 August 2015
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 640

This Helsinki Summer School course takes a look at the welfare city as a sustainable model of urban development. A welfare city, such as Helsinki, promotes the wellbeing of its citizens, sustains a balance between the needs of both nature and the people, and responds to social and ecological awareness alike. Or does it? The course uses lectures, workshops and excursions in Helsinki to examine what makes the Finnish capital a welfare city.

Course leader

Dr. Giacomo Botta

Target group

The course is designed for Master's degree students of social sciences, sociology, geography, cultural studies, architecture, urban planning, environmental studies, politics, and economics.

Course aim

During the three weeks of the course, the students and teachers will analyse how a welfare city works. For example, how should we organise housing, social services and urban planning in a liveable welfare city? What has design to do with it? And what helps to make this welfare city sustainable?

Fee info

EUR 640: This fee applies to degree and PhD students who pay the fee before June 1.