Netherlands, The Hague

Urban Delta Development Worldwide

when 4 July 2016 - 15 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
fee EUR 899

Final enrolment deadline: 1st of June
Are you eager to learn more how to deal with the ‘urban wicked problems' of today and the future, by exploring the complexity of delta areas around the world? In 2050, ca 650 million people will live in delta and coastal urban regions (Delta Alliance, 2016)

Cities in these areas face challenges such as climate change, sea-level rise, land subsidence, climate refugees and the competition of valuable grounds. During this module at the summer school you will explore the effects of urbanizing deltas on the environment, land use, social-economic systems, vital infrastructures and governance; Different cases will be discussed, such as the Mississippi delta around New Orleans, the Yangtze delta around the Shanghai metropolitan area or Ganges delta in Bangladesh.

Step by step you will develop an integral vision for a specific urban delta area. This takes place by understanding developments in the water system, land use planning and demographic developments, in order to maximize the resultant economic and social welfare in metropolitan areas at an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital systems. In other words, during this module you will learn about the resilience of urban delta areas.

In this course provided by the HZ University of Applied Sciences, the Research Group Resilient Deltas and partners, a combination of theory, practical workshops in studio setting, gives students the opportunity to deal with one of the most complex societal challenges of the future.

Course leader

Lukas Papenborg

Target group

The program is open to anyone who has completed their high school diploma (or equivalent) and has completed at least their first year bachelor degree level education. Applicants whose native tongue is not English, should have a good knowledge of the English language (Level B2 or higher). The Hague Summer School reserves the right to determine if applicants English language level is appropriate.

Course aim

Understand the impact of climate change on diverse urban delta areas

Explain the difficulty of urban wicked problems via applied systems theory, taking into account diverse relevant systems and transitions like demographic developments

Develop and build upon relations with students from various educational backgrounds and nationalities to conduct together an integral end product

Be able to develop an integral vision for a metropolitan delta

Credits info

4 ECTS
The Hague Summer School are assigned ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). The amount of credits for each course depends on whether you choose the two or four week program. The two week program is worth 4 ECTS. It consists of a general module worth 1 ECTS and an elective module worth 3 ECTS. The four week program is worth 8 ECTS. It contains two general modules worth 2 ECTS and two elective modules worth 6 ECTS. Detailed program descriptions and outlines will be provided to the students to facilitate the credit transfer.

Fee info

EUR 899: The two week program of The Hague Summer School has a tuition fee of 899 Euro. However the 2 week course costs € 1.499,- for the full package, this includes the tuition fee, individual housing in the Student Hotel next to the University, and in-program as well as social activities & lunch. You will visit several organizations and companies in the region of The Hague. It is mandatory to use the full package. Discounts apply to students from partner Universities.
EUR 1798: Four week program of The Hague Summer has a tuition feel of 1798 Euro. However the 4 week course costs € 2.998,- for the full package, this includes tuition fee , individual housing in the Student Hotel next to the University, and in-programme as well as social activities & lunch. You will visit several organizations and companies in the region of The Hague. It is mandatory to use the full package. Discounts apply to students from partner universities.

Scholarships

None