Netherlands, Utrecht (Utrecht City Campus)

Contemporary Cities: Challenges & Opportunities

when 7 July 2014 - 18 July 2014
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 895

Cities are both economic engines, dynamic, creative, cultural hubs and concentrations of poverty, inequality, pollution and congestion. While the benefits of urban life are plentiful, these challenges continue to grow. The aim of this two week course is to better understand the major challenges and opportunities confronting European and North American cities in the 21st Century. Specific attention will be paid to Dutch cities, through a combination of lectures, seminars and fieldtrips to Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Eindhoven.

Course leader

dr. Brian Doucet

Target group

Students from a variety of disciplines (not just geography), who are interested in learning about key issues in contemporary cities

Course aim

To familiarise students with the major issues confronting European and North American cities of the 21st century and the various ways in which these challenges are being addressed.

Credits info

3 EC
Certificate of attendance

Fee info

EUR 895: € 895 - Course + course materials + housing
• € 560 - Course + course material


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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