Netherlands, Groningen

Urban Strategies for Health Promotion

when 7 July 2019 - 12 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 255

This Summer School confronts its participants with the need to develop multi- and transdisciplinary ways of working that combine the expertise of spatial designers, governance experts, community workers, public health experts, professionals in the field of urban studies, architectural and urban historians, and cultural historians. This allows them to get a complete picture of (health) inequalities in Western European cities and address all aspects of the problem in an integrated way.

Course leader

Cor Wagenaar, Stefan Couperus, Marijke Martin

Target group

The topic, health promotion by interventions in urban space, design and society, is multidisciplinary almost by default. The target groups reflect this: we are open to all students who wish to explore the intersections between public health, architecture and urbanism, and governance. Participants may have different backgrounds, ranging from architectural and urban history, cultural history, cultural and social geography, urban studies, public health, medical sciences, urban governance, architectural and urban design, to landscape architecture.
The target group are Students at undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate level, professionals interested in or involved in urbanism and health

Course aim

After this course you are able to:
1. Critically assess the ways in which (local) authorities have developed strategies to promote (public) health since the late 19th century
2. Distinguish between a variety of health promotion strategies through time and space
3. Analyse the impact and effectiveness of (public) health policies, past and present
4. Interlink historical legacies and trajectories of health promotion to topical challenges with regard to (public) health promotion in the city

Credits info

1 EC
Upon successful completion of the programme, the Summer School offers a Certificate of Attendance that mentions the workload of 50 hours (28 hours corresponds to 1 ECTS). Students can apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities in their home institutions, therefore the final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of their home institutions. We will be happy to provide any necessary information that might be requested in addition to the certificate of attendance.

Fee info

EUR 255: The fee includes: participation in the programme, bus tour, bike rentals, lunches, coffee/tea breaks, opening dinner and a farewell dinner