Netherlands, Groningen

Pathways Towards Sustainable Futures

when 15 January 2020 - 28 January 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 550

Learn about planning in the Netherlands!

This two-country summer/winter school targets students interested in learning about the unique urban, environmental and transportation policies that have been implemented in The Netherlands in the past and policies that will need to be implemented in the future. These policies include challenges and innovations in sustainable transportation and infrastructure, compact city policies, water management, resilience, renewable energy and regional development.

The first part is a ‘summer’ course, delivered in close cooperation with the Universidade de Brasilia in Brasilia, Brazil. The second part is a ‘winter’ course that will take place in the city of Groningen, The Netherlands.

Both parts deliver and discuss not only theoretical insights and intervention options, but, and this is especially true for the second part in Groningen, also in-depth acquaintances with the Dutch planned urban and regional landscapes by means of guided site visits and excursions.

Course leader

Paul van Steen, Faculty of Spatial Sciences

Target group

Undergraduate and graduate students in the disciplines of Urban or Regional Planning, Human Geography, Environmental or Transportation Planning, Architecture and Urbanism, Social Sciences, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering and related disciplines.

Course aim

Acquiring knowledge about the unique and specific planning tools and policies that have been implemented in the field of sustainable urban and regional development in the Netherlands.

Fee info

EUR 550: Part Two of PASF in Groningen has a cost fee of EUR 550 excluding housing. A restricted number of rooms in International Student Houses in the City of Groningen are available for a surcharge of EUR 350.

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