Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Finland

Sustainable Cities and Societies

when 5 August 2024 - 16 August 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 1490

This course delves into the topic of sustainable cities and societies from a range of concepts, theories and practices that relate to urban planning and design. The course considers cities as socio-ecological systems, and unpacks how the social, technical and environmental dimensions of urban environments are interconnected in issues such as social equity and justice, inclusive and adaptive decision-making, community engagement, and resilience.

The course proceeds through a series of lectures and collaborative workshops, which encourage participants to link theoretical insights into the practices of planning and design. Participants will explore the concepts of resilient and sustainable cities, outline future pathways and transformation challenges, and develop strategies to foster the transitions towards sustainability.

Course leader

Whether you're an aspiring urban planner, environmental advocate, or simply passionate about building a better world, the Sustainable Cities and Societies summer course is your gateway to understanding and contributing to the sustainable cities movement.

Target group

Graduate-level students, doctoral canditates, professionals

Course aim

At the end of the course, students will be able to

- Comprehend the sustainability principles and elements in urban transformations,

- Apply concepts of socio-ecological sustainability in the practices of urban planning and design,

- Develop inclusive and collaborative decision-making processes for urban sustainability transformations,

- Identify future challenges and propose socially resilient strategies to overcome the emerging urban challenges amidst sustainability crises.

Fee info

EUR 1490: tuition fee


Unfortunately, Aalto University Summer School does not offer scholarships for participants.

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