At the end of the summer school, students will be able:
- To explain the challenges of water issues in regional, metropolitan and urban environments and describe resilience of urban environments in relation to climate change
- To elaborate a draft spatial plan and design using basic spatial planning and strategy-making tools in relation to water issues
- To discuss the possible roles planning and design professionals might have in delivering socially, economically and environmentally sustainable urban environments
- To connect issues of governance, participation and democracy to spatial planning and design
- To take general steps in spatial plan and strategy-making, using clear methods and tools associated with each step
Desirably, students should be able to answer the following questions:
- How does your strategy and design address the three essential dimensions of sustainability? (social, economic and environmental?)
- How does your strategy and design engage and attribute clear roles to the three big groups of stakeholders in a governance arrangement? (civic society, the public sector and the private sector?)
- What are the values underline your strategy and design?
- What does your strategy and design achieve in terms of spatial justice?
- What does your strategy and design achieve in terms of public goods?
- How does your strategy and design cater for the needs of vulnerable groups (disabled, the elderly, children, minorities)?
- How do you use policies, zoning, economic investment and participation in your strategy and design?