Summerschools

Sustainable Housing from a European Perspective

26 June - 7 July 2017
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. 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 with Water for Sustainability

17 - 28 July 2017
Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft


This Summer School introduces students from all over the world to the Dutch tradition of urban planning and design with water for sustainable, healthy and far cities.

This exercise includes site visits, talks with professionals and academics and a short studio-based exercise, where students and teachers will explore possibilities through the elaboration of a spatial vision, the design of a spatial strategy and spatial interventions in the city of the Hague, located in one of the most important Urbanised Delta Regions of the world. Deadline for applications is 15 April 2017.

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Making the Metropolis

22 - 30 August 2017
Delft University of Technology  & workshops and fieldwork in Amsterdam

By participating to this summer school, you will explore interdisciplinary approaches in metropolitan design engineering starting from the analytical methods which you share with other participants. While working in interdisciplinary and intercultural groups, you will challenge some pivotal questions of world’s globalisation processes: How to keep our cities connected and vital? How to develop integral solutions for urgent societal problems related to vital infrastructure for water safety and smart mobility? How to accomplish sustainable answers on these questions? And, how to aim for a circular city simultaneously? By using Amsterdam as test-bed and design location, you apply and highlights strategies to a practical implementation of sustainable solutions. 

For who? Master Students in Architecture, Urban Design and Planning, Environmental Design and Sciences, Landscape Architecture, Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics, and related disciplines, particularly from IFoU institutions.

Deadline for registration: 1 July 2017

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