Content description

This summer school aims to address the sustainable city from an interdisciplinary perspective. Together we explore how we can transform contemporary cities towards sustainability. The focus is on technology-driven innovation, socioeconomic and political issues, spatial planning and social justice, including from a historical perspective.   

In concrete terms, we focus on specific environmental issues such as water and air quality, energy, circularity and biodiversity, and address them in interdisciplinary seminars and lectures with sociologists, planners, economists, historians, and ecologists. We learn from practitioners in urban sustainability and visit innovative projects in Antwerp to explore how research informs concrete change in the city. 

We aim to give participants an opportunity to discuss with and learn from speakers and fellow students from different academic and professional backgrounds.  

Target group

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

Micro-credentials and study credits (ECTS)

Successful completion of the summer school can be awarded with 3 credits according the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). A certificate will be awarded at the end of the programme.

Credits will be awarded on the base of: 100% (active) participation during the course, a group project and other short assignments.

All certificates of completion are issued as a micro-credential.

Scientific and Organizing Committee

If you have any questions, you can reach out to communications officer Tine Van den Poel De Clippeleire (USI).