The EcoCityLab at the Technical University of Berlin has just launched a 2-week course for architects, urban planners, urban designers, and city managers titled “European Sustainable Urbanism for Practitioners: The Cases of Berlin, Germany, and Beyond.” The course offers comprehensive training covering all conceptual issues related to sustainable urban development in Europe, taking participants to real case-study fieldtrips in Berlin and other German cities, and giving them practical tools to apply sustainable urbanism principles to the design of small urban design projects, neighborhoods, or towns in any geographical context.
2-week course on European Sustainable Urbanism for Practitioners:
Berlin, Germany, and Beyond
Learn from European sustainable urbanism how to apply sustainable development and urban design strategies to your city, district, neighborhood or project anywhere in the world.
The practice of urban planning and design in Europe and Germany has now taken a clear path towards sustainability. The rise of urban sprawl in Europe in the 1970s, growing environmental degradation due to unsound industrial practices in European nations, declining biodiversity, approaching “peak oil,” and the European Union commitment to mitigate and adapt to climate change have all contributed to shape an European urban agenda informed by the science of sustainable urbanism unparalleled in the world. Today, no European public agency, private firm, or independent practitioner working in the fields of architecture, urban design or spatial planning would undertake the development of a project without due attention to sustainability issues. This is an opportunity to gain state-of-the-art knowledge on sustainable urban development and design.
The Department of Urban Design and Development’s EcoCityLab at the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin) offers this intensive 2-week course on European Sustainable Urbanism to architects, planning professionals, urban designers, and city managers.
The course offers a comprehensive training program that covers all conceptual issues related to sustainable urban development in Europe, taking participants to real case-study field-trips in Berlin and other German cities, and giving them practical tools to apply sustainable urbanism principles in the design of small urban design projects, neighborhoods, or towns in any geographical context.
Through a series of 21 lectures, 6 site visits to exemplary urban design and green infrastructure projects in Berlin, a 3-day urban design workshop, and a 3-day fieldtrip to Freiburg (the German city leading in sustainable development practices) the course gives practitioners theoretical knowledge and practical training on European sustainable urbanism with application to other countries and development contexts.
The course is taught by an international staff of academics, professionals and specialists on sustainable urban planning, urban design, and development attached to TU Berlin and to local public and private development organizations. The program is offered 3 times a year during the first two weeks of May, June, and September 2013.
Booking for the Course may be by individuals or by pre-organized groups.
Language of instruction: English
For more information (fees, detailed program, course contents, etc.) please see the document with the detailed program and/or contact the NITP Secretariat…