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Resilient Cities in La Salle Summer School 2022

A 3 week course on "Resilient Cities: Re-thinking Urban Transformation for Climate Emergency in a Circular Economy Framework" will be developed by UNESCO Chair on Sustainability from June 15th to 30th

This course is a unique and fundamental resource for practitioners, policy makers and scientists involved in planning and governing the transition of cities. It presents the latest and up-to-date systematized information on research, practices and policies development, defining clear means and pathways for replication and upscaling. The best practices are collected and analyzed following a common format, enabling the student to understand the solutions adopted and clearly highlighting the parameters and possibilities for replication and up-scaling. The best practices are taken from a global city base including examples around the world.

In the contemporary global scenario, the adaptive capacity of design can make the difference for a society to improve its welfare conditions in times of crisis or change. For this it is necessary to train multidisciplinary designers who know how to rethink their being in the world and solve the real needs of our countries and our planet. Main contents of the course will be:

-Circular Economy

-Global Change

-Socioecological systems


-Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

-Nature Based Solutions

Through a methodology of "learning by doing", agents of change in design cities for resilience are formed. The participants will work both individually and as a group. The result of the training will consist of urban projects -at different scales- for social transformation that impact from the local to the global. The projects will be of a different nature: product design, services, or urban design, and will be aligned with the current International Agenda, with a holistic vision of what design must be to transform our societies.

The International La Salle Summer Academy is an internationalisation initiative aimed at national and international students who can participate in interdisciplinary training courses taught by invited Faculty members from several countries during the in-between semesters break period. The purpose of this program is to promote an international culture in university life, consolidating spaces that promote the generation of intercultural and communicative skills and the creation of an awareness of global citizenship and sustainable development.

  • Dates: from June 15th to 30th

  • Courses are expected be taught in-person at our campus;

  • 40 hours of classroom contact.

  • Courses must be taught in English;

More Info: Here

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