The Urban Studies Institute organises two international and interdisciplinary summer schools. Each edition, CityLAB examines a new theme linked to urban studies. In 2020, the topic is Sex, Gender and the City. The other summer school The Sustainable City gathers solutions for the future of cities worldwide.
The aim is to develop a varied and integrated education for young researchers and graduates working in the broader professional field, as well as people who are involved with the city in other capacities. Previous editions talked about sustainability, the aesthetic imagination of the city, and smart cities.