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

Summer School in 2018.

The Summer School Planning and Design for the Just City will take place from 03 to 14 JULY 2023 at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.



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 organise the eighth edition of the Summer School Planning and Design for the Just City between 03 and 14 July 2023.

This Summer School combines spatial planning, urban design and environmental technology to tackle issues of spatial justice, sustainability, climate adaptation and water management in urban transitions to sustainability.

It invites students to put SPATIAL JUSTICE at the centre of urban development and to understand the theories and practices that bring together spatial justice and sustainability, and to apply the knowledge acquired in the elaboration of a vision and a spatial strategy 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 well as the European Green Deal 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 spatial justice and sustainability into urban development within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals, the New Urban Agenda and the European Green Deal.

The Summer School is led by the schools of Architecture and Built Environment (BK) and Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) of 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, the 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 read the 2022 report.


For more information, please write to Summer School TU Delft and mention “Summer School Delft 2023”.

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 OPEN. Applications for the 2023 edition will be held from 1 FEB to 1 APRIL 2023.

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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