Summer School: ‘Planning the Cycling City’

The Urban Cycling Institute of the University of Amsterdam is now accepting applications for their 3-week, intensive summer programme based in Amsterdam (applications due March 1st, 2017). The course will take place directly after Velo-city 2017 in Amsterdam from June 19 - July 7 2017 and is directed by Professor Marco te Brömmelstroet and Meredith Glaser.

The graduate level programme unravels urban cycling from a critical and interdisciplinary perspective. Following a flipped classroom approach the city and region of Amsterdam are both storyboard and lab. Experiential learning is key and participants are encouraged to independently explore the city through the lens of the learning material; to get inspired, to struggle with concepts and 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 contributions to the relevant literature are discussed throughout the course. For more information and application guidelines, visit the course website.

Your fellow students (30 max.) will come from different global, urban contexts (on average 15 countries) and professional backgrounds. We actively invite bringing this context to the course. Next to academic growth, the course therefore also offers an impressive and robust international network and excellent prospective employment opportunities, as several alum have since been recruited for cycling research and practice positions.

“The best decision of my life”
- Alum of Summer School 2015

Photo by Amsterdam Cycle Chic