"Rethink the City; New Approaches to Global and Local Urban Challenges" is a free online course given by Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. After two successful versions with more than 17.000 participants, a new version will start on February 19, 2020. The course received the Excellence in Teaching Award 2017 bestowed by AESOP (Association of European Schools of Planning).
In the Rethink the City MOOC you will learn about today's urban challenges focusing on the Global South. We will debate on three different topics, going beyond traditional urban strategies and policies: spatial justice, housing provision and management, and urban resilience. Through a combination of short theoretical lessons, presentation of case studies, testimonies from practitioners and practical assignments you will also learn how to develop a critical perspective about your own urban environment and how to translate this knowledge into analytical tools and innovative urban solutions.
Additionally, this new version considers a special module to discuss these three topics in relation to the urban challenges of Arabic cities. The module was jointly developed with EDRAAK, and we have the privilege to count with the contribution of scholars and practitioners from different Arabic countries.
Additionally, we have the Rethink the City Prize: we will select one participant to come and join our Summer School 2020 "Planning and Design with Water," also offered by Delft University of Technology. This prize will cover the costs of the tuition fee, the costs of board and lodging in Delft during the period of the summer school, and the travel costs to The Netherlands. More information will be given during the introductory week of the course.
Information about the summer school here ttps://summerschooltudelft.org/how-to-apply/
Enrolment is free and open through the Edx.org online education platform. https://www.edx.org/es/course/rethink-the-city-new-approaches-to-global-and-lo-2
We are looking forward to rethinking our cities with you! Follow us in our Facebook Page and Instagram: @Rethink the City
TitleFree Online Course on Urban Challenges in the Global South Offers one Scholarship for a Summer School in TU Delft, the Netherlands
FromFebruary 19, 2020 12:00 AM
UntilApril 08, 2020 12:00 AM
VenueFaculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology