Summerschool Sustainable Housing from a European Perspective

3 - 14 July 2023
Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft

Housing is of key importance for societies. It drives the economy and is a key issue for sustainable urban and regional development in growing as well as declining areas. The energy crisis and energy transition have a huge impact on human behavior relating to energy, housing, and the built environment. This course focuses on sustainable housing development and deals with environmental as well as economic and social sustainability. How do housing markets work and how do governments intervene? How can the affordability, quality, and energy efficiency of the housing stock be improved? The course will give insight into the European perspective on the development of sustainable housing stock, and speeding up energy transition goals, by presenting European and national goals, policies, regulations, assessment tools, process innovations, behavioural, institutional and management approaches. It will shed light on emerging economies and institutions in a similar context.

The Summerschool in a Nutshell


Download concept programme (PDF)


Final year of bachelor students, Master Students and PhD Students with background knowledge and research interests on sustainable housing and the built environment are invited to join. Professionals working in this field are also welcome. There are limited places available. Participants who join the whole course, will receive a certificate of participation.

The summer school aims to attract international participants in the field of sustainable housing and built environment. The previous summerschools have successfully attracted participants from all over the world. A quick geographical overview of participants’ profile: Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, India, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Mexico, Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Cyprus, Estonia, Turkey, Greece, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Australia, United States of America, Antigua and Barbuda and the Russian Federation.   

Fee Summerschool

The registration fee for the two-week programme is € 1500,-. 

The fee includes the lectures, workshops, field trip(s), lunches, a pizza night, and tea/coffee and snacks during the breaks. Accommodation (such as hostels or hotels) is not included in the fee. Students attending the Summer School are responsible for arranging their own accommodation.


Your application should include (1) a convincing motivation letter, (2) a short CV (2 pages maximum) and (3) a summary of research interests (1-page maximum). Please submit your application by 15 June 2023 to ms. Diletta Ricci
After approval of your application please register within 10 working days to guarantee your place at the Summer School (you will receive info where to register). 

There are limited places available. The evaluation of the application will be based on the quality, considering first come first served. An early application is highly recommended. Considering the high demand and potential oversubscription, the application process will close as soon as 25 places are all filled up.

For  information about the program content, please contact the summerschool coordinator Dr. Queena Qian.

Other questions, please address to the organization committee:


Main location: Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands