Netherlands, Groningen

Pathways Towards Sustainable Futures

when 17 January 2018 - 30 January 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 495

Learn about planning in the Netherlands! This summer course is organised and taught by the University of Groningen (RUG), Groningen, the Netherlands, and delivered in cooperation with the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil - Escola de Arquitetura and supported by to other leading Brazilian universities: the Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Santo Andre/São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil - Centro de Engenharia, Modelagem e Ciências Sociais Aplicadas (CECS), and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil - Escola de Engenharia and Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanism o.
This course focuses on the achievements, challenges and innovations of urban and regional planning in the Netherlands. Some of the internationally well-known features of the Dutch planning system include: dense urban development, ongoing adaptations to the challenges of climate and climate change, innovative transportation planning aimed at reducing emissions and energy use, affordable, high-quality housing (also for lower income groups) and water management.

Course leader

Paul van Steen

Target group

The summer school course primarily targets students from Brazilian universities. These could be students that have finished their degree program, or students that have completed at least 5 semesters in their current undergraduate program. This course is open for all students from all disciplines that are eager to learn about the unique and specific planning tools and policies that have been implemented in the field of sustainable urban and regional development in the Netherlands.

Course aim

Acquiring knowledge about the unique and specific planning tools and policies that have been implemented in the field of sustainable urban and regional development in the Netherlands.

Fee info

EUR 495: covers costs for a bicycle, bus-excursions, various meals and admission fees

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