Summer and Winter schools

Sustainable Housing from a European Perspective

3 - 14 July 2023

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. This course focuses on sustainable housing development and deals with environmental as well as economic and social sustainability. The course will give insight in the European perspective on the development of a sustainable housing stock by presenting European and national goals, policies, regulations, assessment tools, process innovations and management approaches. It will shed light on the emerging economies and institutions in the similar context.

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.

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Planning and Design for the Just City

Spatial justice is crucial for achieving true sustainability as justice strengthens the social and political systems that support sustainability. This Summer School blends spatial planning, urban design and environmental technology to deliver just and inclusive urban environments, anchored in the Dutch tradition of water management and design. It invites students to understand the theories and practices that bring together water management, urban sustainability and spatial justice and to apply the knowledge acquired in the elaboration of a vision and a spatial plan and design for an area in the city of The Hague in The Netherlands. This school hosts roughly 100 students every July and there are several scholarships available. 

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