Summerschool Sustainable Housing from a European Perspective

24 June - 5 July 2019
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. 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 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.

The Summerschool in a Nutshell




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. 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 € 1400,-. 

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.

Application (extended)

Your application should include a convincing motivation letter, a short CV (2 pages maximum) and a summary of research interests (1-page maximum). Please submit your application by 31 May 2019 to Ms. Martine de Jong-Lansbergen. 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. An early application is highly recommended. Considering the high demand and potential oversubscription, the evaluation will be based on the quality of the application considering first come first served, meaning the programme will close once it becomes full. 

For content related information, please contact the summerschool coordinator Dr. Queena Qian , for practical information, please contact Ms. Christel Swarttouw-Hofmeijer


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