Brno, Czech Republic

Brno Post-Industrial

when 9 August 2021 - 17 August 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 490

Discover Brno and study! Brno post-industrial, modern, sustainable, popular, phenomenal!

The summer school focusing on municipal engineering at the Faculty of Civil Engineering of Brno University of Technology (FCE, BUT) perfectly combines theory and practice, studying and fun. You will participate in professional lectures, practical measurements, excursions, team work on projects, social activities. Based on specific examples, you will learn about urban planning, its development and its future. You will learn about city transport modelling, about green vegetation in cities or about using rain water. You will gain information about sustainable buildings in relation to city planning. The practical excursions will include for example the Tugendhat Villa, the future smart town part of Špitálka, water management laboratories, the Brno reservoir, the developing town part called Jižní čtvrť and others. Your task will be to produce a schematic design of a town part at a selected brownfield site in Brno. It must be based on the principle of sustainable development with the lowest possible CO2 footprint.

Content (motivation)

practical measurements
professional lectures
related excursions
team work
social activities

Main topic and goals

Brno post-industrial (how to build the city of today)
Producing a schematic design of a town part at a selected brownfield site in Brno based on the principles of sustainable development with the lowest possible CO2 footprint. Students will work in groups of approx. 5. The outcome will be a 15-minute presentation and a 70x100 cm poster.
Key words

brownfield, modernization, restoration, ecology, renewable resources, water management, new trends in cities, transport of the 21st century, common sense, a compact city, sustainable development
Schedule

Day 1, Monday 9th August 2021

Welcome, presentation and a tour of the BUT Faculty of Civil Engineering and the AdMaS centre
Assignment of the summer school topic.
5 o’clock tea
Day 2, Tuesday 10th August 2021

Brno post-industrial (lecture/presentation)
A walk around Brno with comments on history and urban planning with reference to the morning block
Day 3, Wednesday 11th August 2021

Workshop: Brno, excursion of the Tugendhat Villa
Day 4, Thursday 12th August 2021

Workshop: Sustainable cities, visit to the Open gardens
Day 5, Friday 13th August 2021

Workshop: Water in the city and landscape
Excursion to the Kníničky hydroelectric power plant
Day 6, Saturday 14th August 2021

Workshop: Waterways and navigation
Trip to the Brno reservoir and a boat ride
Day 7, Sunday 15th August 2021

Work on the assignment (individual/study hall)
Day 8, Monday 16th August 2021

Workshop: Transport and green vegetation in the city, transport modelling
Day 9, Tuesday 17th August 2021

Presentation of results, evaluation, a thank-you and goodbye meeting

Course leader

doc. Ing. Jan Pěnčík, Ph.D.

Target group

Current Bachelor and Master students

Course aim

Brno post-industrial (how to build the city of today)
Producing a schematic design of a town part at a selected brownfield site in Brno based on the principles of sustainable development with the lowest possible CO2 footprint. Students will work in groups of approx. 5. The outcome will be a 15-minute presentation and a 70x100 cm poster.

Fee info

EUR 490: Price: EUR 500

Scholarships

No scholarship