21 July 2022
Urban Studies: Planning and Living in Cities
Housing and urban issues have come to the forefront of social, economic and environmental debates in recent years as metropolitan modes of living have become even more widespread and globally pervasive.
In this three-week programme students will explore the fundamental issues that are shaping the development and evolution of cities in the 21st century. With a focus on real urban places, set in both contemporary and historical contexts, the course will examine subjects such as architecture and neighborhood design, housing finance and policy, city planning and sustainability, and the impact of household and demographic change on urban lives and spaces.
Prof. dr. Richard Ronald
Dr. Rowan Arundel
Are you in your 3rd or 4th year of your undergraduate (Bachelor) degree studying in social sciences, urban studies, humanities or planning? Or are you a first-year Master's student? Are you a professional in the field with a desire to learn more? Are you curious about studying urban development from a social science perspective?
If you fall into the categories above, then please fill-in our online application for the programme.
In this program students will explore housing, planning and policy issues in European cities as well as consider how these apply in other regions of the world. With a focus on real urban contexts, the course will examine subjects such as architecture and neighbourhood design, housing finance and policy, urban planning and sustainability, and the impact of household and demographic change. Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most vibrant and attractive cities, providing a fascinating laboratory for the exploration and examination of urban issues.
Including lectures on the following topics:
Dutch architecture and urban design
City spaces and urban places
Homes, housing and household issues
Housing and Finance
City living and social segregation
Non Profit Housing Associations
Housing/urban planning/Issues in other countries
Urban development and redevelopment in a European context
Upon successful completion of the programme, students who wish to earn credits will receive an official transcript stating the courses taken, credits earned and grades obtained.
EUR 1650: Tuition fee. Including lunch on class days, all course materials, public transit card and excursions and events.
EUR 600: Approximate housing fee for the duration of the course. Arranging housing through our office is optional.
There are several scholarship opportunities. Please check the course website for more information and scholarship deadlines.