Brno, Czech Republic

Urban Sustainability: Engage in the Future

when 16 June 2024 - 7 July 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 2600

In a world grappling with the challenges of climate and various other crises, cities play a critical role in understanding these issues and their impact on society's dependence on the natural environment.

Current crisis management strategies heavily emphasize green technology and technocratic solutions. However, it's becoming increasingly evident that we need a more inclusive, empowering, and strategic approach to address the challenges in order to become resistant against them.

At Masaryk University, you'll learn about designing resilient cities, use a diverse toolkit to engage with the public in order to ensure a quality of life even in times of crisis, adeptly collect and utilize data for policy formulation, and craft effective adaptation strategies.

This programme includes multi-day excursions to regional capitals.

Course leader

Mgr. Ing. Jan Malý Blažek, Mgr. Tomáš Hoření Samec, Ph.D., Mgr. Terezie Lokšová, Ph.D., Mgr. Václav Orcígr

Target group

This course is targeted for students of economics, enovironmental studies, politic, sociology, urban planning, architecture, however, anyone can apply.

Course aim

The objective of this course is to provide you with the knowledge, tools, and practical experience necessary to analyze, acknowledge, and effectively respond to climate, ecological, housing and other crises while recognizing the interconnectedness of social, environmental, and economic aspects.

Fee info

EUR 2600: Tuition includes:

Transportation for the weekend trips

Accommodation in Brno and weekend trips to regionals capitals


Academic trips

Opening and Closing receptions

Culture activities around Brno

Students should budget an additional €400-1000 depending on their spending habits for food in Brno (breakfast, lunch, dinner), weekend trips (lunch and dinner) and fun "optional" activities.
EUR 2500: 100EUR discount for students who apply by February 1 2024

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