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.
Scientific and Organizing Committee
Postgraduates, PhD students and professionals in urban studies, related fields, science and technology with focus on sustainability.