The Sustainable City
An Integrated Perspective
University of Antwerp
Five day summer school on interdisciplinary approaches to the sustainable city organized by the Antwerp Urban Studies Institute (USI) and the Antwerp Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development (IMDO), in partnership with the Urban European Research Alliance (UERA).
If covid-19 won’t allow us to organise a live summer school, candidates will be informed of this by 31 May 2021 at the latest. Please visit our website for the latest updates.
This summer school aims to address the sustainable city from an interdisciplinary perspective. We assess how the introduction of technology can transform contemporary cities towards more sustainability.
The focus is however not only technology-driven innovation but addresses also socio-economic and political issues, spatial planning and social justice, etc. All this is moreover put in historical perspective.
In concrete terms, we focus on specific environmental issues such as water and air quality, mobility, the urban metabolism and resilience, and address them in interdisciplinary seminars in which specific types of new technology are discussed in the presence of sociologists, planners, economists, historians, etc.
We also organize field trips to projects and bottom-up initiatives related to sustainability and citizen science.
The summer school combines lectures by a range of distinguished external speakers and local staff from the Antwerp Urban Studies Institute and other departments of the University of Antwerp with field trips and discussion sessions.
- 1st day - Infrastructure and mobility
- 2nd day - Water
- 3rd day - Air
- 4th day - Energy and Waste
- 5th day - Social Justice and Engagement
For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.