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Pathways Towards Sustainable Futures

University of Groningen

This two-country summer/winter school targets students interested in learning about the unique urban, environmental and transportation policies that have been implemented in The Netherlands in the past and policies that will need to be implemented in the future. These policies include challenges and innovations in  sustainable transportation and infrastructure, compact city policies, water management, resilience, renewable energy and regional development. 

The first part is a ‘summer’ course, delivered in close cooperation with the Universidade de Brasilia in Brasilia, Brazil. The second part is a ‘winter’ course that will take place in the city of Groningen, The Netherlands. 

Both parts deliver and discuss not only theoretical insights and intervention options, but, and this is especially true for the second part in Groningen, also in-depth acquaintances with the Dutch planned urban and regional landscapes by means of guided site visits and excursions.


Location Groningen, Netherlands
15 Jan 2020 - 28 Jan 2020
Levels Bachelor / Undergraduate
Master / Graduate
Credits 5.0 ECTS
Program fee 550 EUR
Accommodation fee 350 EUR
Extra information about the fee:
Summer school (in Brasilia): free of charge
Winter school (in Groningen): € 550 (excluding housing)
Winter school (in Groningen): € 900 (including housing)
Application deadline 15 November 2019
Entry requirements:
Undergraduate and graduate students in the disciplines of Urban or Regional Planning, Human Geography, Environmental or Transportation Planning, Architecture and Urbanism, Social Sciences, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering and related disciplines.
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