Netherlands, Amsterdam

Planning the Cycling City | GSSS

when 2 July 2017 - 21 July 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee EUR 1525

This graduate level programme will explore urban cycling from a Dutch perspective, both historical and current, and provide students with a host of skills on how to develop and foster cycling cities and insights on what this means.
Students will examine the impacts of history, policy, infrastructure, planning, and culture within the context of urban cycling in the Netherlands.
Next to this, the programme invites students to bring and share their personal views and experiences on cycling cities.
Amsterdam is the world’s cycling capital and offers the most suitable environment for examining bicycle-related issues in the urban context.Students will examine the impacts of history, policy, infrastructure, planning, and culture within the context of urban cycling in the Netherlands.
Next to this, the programme invites students to bring and share their personal views and experiences on cycling cities.
Amsterdam is the world’s cycling capital and offers the most suitable environment for examining bicycle-related issues in the urban context.

>> contact the GSSS Summer Programmes Office for more information: +31 (0)20 525 3776, e-mail: summer-info-gsss@uva.nl, Skype: summer-gsss-uva <<

Course leader

Academic director: Marco te Brömmelstroet
Programme Coordinator: Meredith Glaser

Marco te Brömmelstroet currently holds the position of Assistant Professor in Urban Planning at the University of Amsterdam. His teaching in Planning Bachelor and Master'

Target group

Master's and graduate students in the field of urban planning have priority.
Undergraduates in their final years, majoring in urban studies or related, are welcome to apply.
Those not in the field of urban planning are also welcome to apply, but should make clear in their motivation letter why they believe they qualify for the programme.
Professionals in the field (e.g. practioners, activists, designers, professors).

Course aim

This course follows a flipped classroom approach in which Amsterdam is both a story board and a lab. Since experience and experiential learning is a key component of the course, students are encouraged to independently explore and examine the city through the lens of the learning material and to apply concepts or “translate lessons" to their local context.
The course includes intimate discussions with the absolute leaders in fields ranging from sociology to transport engineering, and including influential academics and practitioners. To develop a rich understanding of a cycling city you engage in fieldwork, excursions, small group discussions and course projects. Seminal and recent contributions to the relevant literature are discussed throughout the course.

Fee info

EUR 1525: The tuition fee includes:
a bicycle for 3 weeks
lunch on class days
public transportation card
1 day of professional presentation skill-building with Debatrix
access to course materials on Blackboard
Excursion to Rotterdam
All site visits
Welcome Dinner and Farewell drinks
certificate of attendance
Transcripts from the UvA
The tuition fee does not include travel to and from Amsterdam nor housing.
EUR 855: Housing fee, 3 weeks staying at the Student Hotel in Amsterdam

Scholarships

U21/LERU Partial Scholarship
If your university is a member of the Universitas 21 network and/or LERU network then you may be eligible for a partial scholarship of €500. You must also be a current student at that university when you apply for the summ

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