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Urban Studies - Planning and Living in Cities, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 21 days
    Duration
University rank #40 (BCR) Amsterdam, Netherlands
In this three-week Urban Studies - Planning and Living in Cities from University of Amsterdam students will explore the fundamental issues that are shaping the development and evolution of cities in the 21st century. 
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Overview

With a focus on real urban places, set in both contemporary and historical contexts, the course will examine subjects such as neighborhood development and regeneration, housing finance and policy, city planning and sustainability, and the impact of household and demographic change on urban lives and spaces

In this Urban Studies - Planning and Living in Cities from University of Amsterdam students will explore housing, planning and policy issues in European cities as well as consider how these apply in other regions of the world. With a focus on real urban contexts, the course will examine subjects such as neighbourhood development and regeneration, housing finance and policy, urban planning and sustainability, and the impact of household and demographic change. 

Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most vibrant and attractive cities, providing a fascinating laboratory for the exploration and examination of urban issues.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Early application deadline: 10 January

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 21 days
  • Credits
    6 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

This programme includes lectures on the following topics:

  • City spaces and urban places
  • Homes, housing and household issues
  • Neighbourhoods
  • Housing and Finance
  • City living and social segregation
  • Non Profit Housing Associations
  • Housing/urban planning/Issues in other countries
  • Urban development and redevelopment in a European context

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Please have the following supporting documents ready to upload to the online application form, and select the appropriate programme from the dropdown menu:

  • A scan of your passport
  • A copy of your transcripts
  • An up-to-date copy of your CV/Resume
  • A letter of motivation of approximately 400 – 500 words stating your commitment and curiosity about the development and evolution of cities (housing, infrastructure, and planning for example) and the importance of a social sciences approach when addressing the topic. Further, explain why you wish to participate, what you hope to learn, and your relevant educational and/or professional experience in the field of study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1650 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1650 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
  • EU/EEA

    1650 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1650 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
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  • This includes trips to Brussels, Rotterdam, and Antwerp
  • Housing fee: € 500 for private room with shared facilities and €75 refundable deposit.

Living costs for Amsterdam

  • 1000 - 1500 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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