Spain, Barcelona

The New Urban Agenda: The challenges of Cities

when 25 June 2019 - 26 June 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 165

Our world and our societies have changed at a dizzying pace at the same time as the rate of urbanization continues to grow. Consequently, urbanism becomes the essential tool to anticipate these changes -and the problems that arise- and allows us to move towards livable, resilient, solidary, empathetic, democratic and sustainable cities, capable of facing these threats but also the opportunities that present themselves in this new era.

The New Urban Agenda addresses these challenges in order to generate a new urban paradigm that allows us to overcome current deficiencies. Its main element is to consider urbanization as an instrument to generate value and, consequently, as an instrument for job creation, prosperity and sustainable development.

Course leader

Joan Clos (IBEI)

Target group

The IBEI Summer School in Global Politics, Development and Security is a program designed for graduate students and all those who have an interest in advanced knowledge of international security, international development and global politics issues. The objective is to offer different short courses on significant topics, taught by scholars and experts of international prestige. The School will enable participants to broadly discuss - in and out the classroom - current developments in world politics in the light of core social-science and IR theories and perspectives. A social program for networking will be also available to participants. Optionally, students may ask for an assessment in order to be able to obtain ECTS credits, provided they are recognized by their university.

Course aim

Our world and our societies have changed at a dizzying pace at the same time as the rate of urbanization continues to grow. Consequently, urbanism becomes the essential tool to anticipate these changes -and the problems that arise- and allows us to move towards livable, resilient, solidary, empathetic, democratic and sustainable cities, capable of facing these threats but also the opportunities that present themselves in this new era.

The New Urban Agenda addresses these challenges in order to generate a new urban paradigm that allows us to overcome current deficiencies. Its main element is to consider urbanization as an instrument to generate value and, consequently, as an instrument for job creation, prosperity and sustainable development.

Credits info

1 EC
Participants have the opportunity to gain ECTS credits if they are recognized by their universities.

6 hour course: 1 credit = Complete the course + daily assignments / project work

Fee info

EUR 165: Fee for Students. Discount pricing for participants taking more than one course (2 courses 20%; 3 courses 30%; 4 courses 40%).
Early bird discount: an additional 10% discount for full payments received on or before 10 June 2019
EUR 250: Fee for Professionals/Researchers. Discount pricing for participants taking more than one course (2 courses 20%; 3 courses 30%; 4 courses 40%).
Early bird discount: an additional 10% discount for full payments received on or before 10 June 2019

Scholarships

A number of scholarships to cover full or half course fees will be available. In addition to the application requirements, to apply for a scholarship, interested persons must send to IBEI until 13th May 2019, a letter of interest and a recommendation let