The TU Delft Summer School Planning and Design for the Just City

Summer School in 2018.

A decision has been reached to CANCEL THE 2021 edition of the Summer School due to the ongoing Corona Virus pandemic. All those who applied last year will be considered for the 2022 edition. A new round of applications will be open from 1 FEB 2022 to 15 APRIL 2022.

In place from the regular summer school, we organise ONLINE AUTUMN SCHOOL PLANNING & DESIGN FOR THE JUST TRANSITION in NOVEMBER 2021. Click HERE to know more.

The next edition of the Summer School will be held between in JULY 2022 at the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft).  

Please check this link for details on how to apply and participation fees. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to write to Summer School TU Delft

The Department of Urbanism of the TU Delft  and the Chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy will promote the seventh edition of the Summer School Planning and Design with Water for Justice and Sustainability in July 2020.

The Summer School combines spatial planning, urban design and environmental technology to tackle issues of spatial justice, sustainability, climate adaptation and water management in urban environments. It invites students to understand the theories and practices that bring together spatial justice and water management for urban sustainability, and to apply the knowledge acquired in the elaboration of a vision and a spatial plan and design for an area in the city of The Hague in The Netherlands.

The Summer School focuses on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and The New Urban Agenda, launched in Quito in 2016 as frameworks for sustainable urbanisation. It also focuses on theories of Spatial Justice and Social Sustainability as bedrocks for overall sustainability.

The aim of the Summer School is to explore the Dutch tradition of planning and design with water and the integration of water management and sustainability into urban development within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda.

The Summer School is led by the Delft University of Technology, in collaboration with national and international partners, including the City of The Hague, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Dutch Delta Programme, ARCADIS, Deltares, City of Delft and others private and public partners.

This school includes site visits, talks with professionals and academics and a short studio-based exercise, where students and teachers will explore possibilities through the elaboration of a spatial vision, the design of a spatial strategy and spatial interventions in the city of the Hague, located in one of the most important Urbanised Delta Regions of the world.

The Summer School takes place at Department of Urbanism the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft. TU Delft is one of the world’s leading schools of architecture and urbanism . We are located in the city of Delft, in The Netherlands.

Please, visit the entire WEBSITE to learn more about the Summer School.

Click HERE to download the 2019 programme for an example of how the Summer School is organised.

To have a glimpse at how the Summer School works, please watch the films:

For more information, please write to Summer School TU Delft and mention “Summer School Delft 2020”.

The Summer School contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goals 4, 11, 13. SDG 11 is about Making Cities Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and Sustainable. We believe that by addressing SDG 11, we can tackle all other SDGs.



Applications are now CLOSED.

If you are interested in TU Delft’s Urbanism actions on International Development, please join our MAILING LIST to get updates about the Summer School.


  1. Greetings, Yes I’m fascinated to discover your summer urbanism program. The educational approach and methodology is very interesting. I would like to join the academic arena.


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