In cooperation with Roskilde University (RUC) we are proud to present this summer school on liveable cities.
Cities have become the sites of both the world’s major problems and major possibilities. Consequently, liveability has become a leitmotiv of urban development, and it must be questioned what makes a city liveable, for who and what, and how in practice and theory?
The course introduces different critical perspectives on what makes cities ‘liveable’ and through various themes, we explore specific efforts to improve urban conditions as well as layout the challenges involved. The course is organized around cases from cities around the world and especially Copenhagen and its surrounding lands. Particular interest is given to Copenhagen because it is a site through which ideas and practices of liveable urban living are being explored, promoted and contested. What to learn from these actions and lessons?
Unfolding liveable cities is about the ability to integrate social, cultural and environmental dimensions. Key to this integration is to investigate and experiment with the diversity of cities and the processes through which life unfolds and cities take shape. Through research-based perspectives and a strong collaboration with local planners and practitioners, you will learn not only from multiple perspectives, but also work with real-life challenges experienced by various urban agents.