- The Planning the Cycling City course at the University of Amsterdam follows a flipped classroom approach in which Amsterdam is both a story board and a lab. Experience and experiential learning are key components of the course. Students are encouraged to independently explore and examine the city through the lens of the learning material; to get inspiration, to struggle with concepts or to “translate lessons" to their local context.
- The course includes intimate discussions with the absolute leaders in fields ranging from sociology to transport engineering, and including influential academics and practitioners. To develop a rich understanding of a cycling city students engage in fieldwork, excursions, small group discussions and course projects. Seminal and recent contributions to the relevant literature are discussed throughout the course.
The programme will cover topics as diverse as urban cycling (historical and current trends), power relations in policy, strategic planning at different scales, land use, streams and wayfinding, bicycle culture and effects, data collection and measurement, and marketing as a policy instrument.
- 21 days
Start dates & application deadlines
This programme runs yearly in July. Rolling admissions. Early deadline 1 February, Final deadline 1 April. See our website for more detailed information.
DisciplinesArchitecture Urban Planning View 6 other Short Courses in Architecture in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
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 2 pages single spaced answering the following questions: What is it that you really want to understand about cycling and why? (250 words max). Do you think a social science perspective is important for understanding cycling and why? (250 words max). What unique view, skills, and/or background will you bring to the programme? (250 words max)
International1650 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1650 EUR for the full programme during 21 days.
EU/EEA1650 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1650 EUR for the full programme during 21 days.
Housing fees: €650 and a €75 refundable deposit
Living costs for Amsterdam
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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