Antwerp, Belgium

The Sustainable City: An Integrated Perspective

online course
when 22 August 2022 - 29 August 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 200

This summer school approaches the sustainable city from a profoundly interdisciplinary perspective - bridging natural sciences, urban technology and social sciences and humanities. It examines the relationship between the introduction of new types of analysis and new technologies, on the one hand, and social, economic and political dynamics, on the other.

This summer school aims to address the sustainable city from an interdisciplinary perspective. We assess how we can transform contemporary cities towards more sustainability. The focus is on only technology-driven innovation, socioeconomic and political issues, spatial planning and social justice. All this is moreover put in historical perspective.

In concrete terms, we focus on specific environmental issues such as water and air quality, mobility, the urban metabolism and resilience, and address them in interdisciplinary seminars in which specific types of new technology are discussed in the presence of sociologists, planners, economists, historians, and practitioners.

The summer school's aim is for participants to interact with each other and engage with speakers from academic and professional backgrounds. There will be a variety of lectures and discussion sessions, which are designed in a way that everyone gets involved.

Target group

Postgraduates, PhD students and professionals in urban studies, related fields, that focus on sustainability, such as science and technology.

Credits info

3 EC
3 ECTS credits are awarded upon successful completion of the programme. All certificates of completion are issued as a micro-credential.

Fee info

EUR 200: For this digital edition, the fee includes all lectures, tutoring and workshops, course material, digital coaching and (online) social activities. Technical set-up (stable internet connection, headset, computer and webcam) must be provided by the participant. Participants will be notified about the results of the selection two weeks after the deadline.