The Circular City: Towards a Sustainable Urban Ecosystem

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Spend your summer at the University of Amsterdam
Spend your summer at the University of Amsterdam

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Waste, water, materials, and energy: these are the essential ingredients of any urban environment. And yet, as cities become increasingly popular places to live, we have lost sight of these important vectors of our urban ecosystems. How can we create a truly sustainable city that takes into account not only how people live, but also what they produce, consume, reuse, and waste?

This three-week interdisciplinary and hands-on course unravels the complexity behind truly sustainable urban development. The programme uses Amsterdam as case study for analysis and action. While immersed within this innovative city, students will learn about several aspects of urban resilience from ecological, economic, and cultural perspectives. Through the use of different tools, scientific methods and analysis, students will experience experimental urban design and planning firsthand.

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  • International classroom
  • The city of Amsterdam as your lab
  • Interdisciplinary and hands-on course

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