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 resilience of urban environments in relation to climate change
- To make connections between the planning and design of built environments in relation to the challenges above
- To elaborate spatial plans and design using the complexity of spatial planning and strategy-making in relation to water issues
- To discuss the possible roles planning and design professionals might have in the practice
- To connect issues of governance, participation and democracy to spatial plan-making and design
- To take general steps in spatial plan and strategy-making, using clear methods and tools associated with each step
- To explain the role of technology in urban development considering climate change and its role as boundary spanner
- To connect learning and doing through practical interactive exercises
Students must be able to answer the following questions upon delivery of their final spatial strategy:
- 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 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 right to the city?
- 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?
The full programme of the Summer School 2016 is available HERE.