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The Circular City: Towards a Sustainable Urban Ecosystem

University of Amsterdam

Certificate / Diploma Summer course Amsterdam

Course description

Qualification Certificate
Field of study General programmes
Course summary Learn how to connect urban material, water, and energy flows to build a truly sustainable city.
Course description In this course, students are taught how to leverage the potential of cities via a new paradigm for urban planning and design: urban metabolism. While this concept has been around for over 50 years, recent interest in it has rejuvenated the fields of urban studies, industrial ecology, and architecture. Urban metabolism can be defined as the sum total of the technical and socio-economic processes that occur in cities, resulting in growth, and production of energy, materials, and waste. The city is viewed by its 'material flows', generally defined into water, energy, materials (including food), and waste. These flows consist of inputs (local, regional, and global inflow of resources), throughputs (energy required to transform these resources and waste produced by any process), and outputs (the material outcome of this process). 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
Study subjects -
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 6.00
Duration 3 week(s)
full-time
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes excursion, group discussion, group assignment, research, project, tutorial
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Information about the institution A modern university with a rich history, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) traces its roots back to 1632, when the Golden Age school Athenaeum Illustre was established to train students in trade and p

Admission

Admission requirements
Language requirements
Professional experience required -
Duration 3 week(s)
full-time
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
28 Jun 2019 21 Oct 2018 -
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 1600€ 1600€ 1600

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.

Scholarships

Orange Knowledge Programmes (OKP), MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP), Orange Knowledge Scholarship Programme (formerly NFP), StuNed Scholarship Programme

For more scholarships, visit: www.grantfinder.nl

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Contact

Contact information for the study programme

Summer Institute Social Sciences

summer-info-gsss@uva.nl

Contact information for the institution
Telephone number +31 (0) 031 20 525 3776
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