Netherlands, Utrecht

Smart Sustainable Cities

when 24 August 2020 - 28 August 2020
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 770

What does the city of the future look like? Since the beginning of the 21st Century the majority of the world population lives in an urban area. The summer school Smart Sustainable Cities discusses how to boost the sustainable development of cities. In one week, we will dive into several highly relevant themes such as clean air, mobility, waste, energy, and also innovation, inclusiveness, participation and smart solutions to these issues.

What do the cities of the future look like? Since the beginning of the 21st Century the majority of the world population lives in an urban area. That is not so strange, because cities are the attractive places where more and more people want to live, work and relax. Cities are increasingly becoming the ‘engine of our economy’; cities are the creative spots where you can develop yourself; and cities offer art, entertainment, and culture.

However, there are also important challenges for the cities of the future. How do we solve problems related to clean air, safety, energy, mobility and waste in the city? How do we ensure that new innovative business will provide sufficient employment in the city? How do we ensure inclusiveness, participation and tolerance in the city? How can we solve this in a smart way, for example with the help of ICT? These questions challenge us to develop integrated sustainable solutions for economic, social and environmental problems. The future of humankind depends to a great extent on whether we will be able to boost the sustainable development of cities.

Are you concerned and interested in possible solutions? Sign up for this great summer course on Smart Sustainable Cities!

Course leader

Martijn Rietbergen

Target group

Students of bachelor level and professionals

Course aim

Understanding the concept of smart sustainable cities, its challenges and solutions.

Fee info

EUR 770: Course + course materials + lunch
EUR 200: Housing fee (optional)

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