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Summerschool Sustainable Housing from a European Perspective

26 June - 7 July 2017
Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology,
Delft, The Netherlands

Housing is of key importance for societies. It drives the economy and is a key issue for sustainable urban and regional development in growing as well as declining areas. This course focuses on sustainable housing development and deals with environmental as well as economic and social sustainability. How do housing markets work and how do governments intervene? How can the affordability, quality and energy efficiency of the housing stock be improved? The course will give insight in the European perspective on the development of a sustainable housing stock by presenting European and national goals, policies, regulations, assessment tools, process innovations and management approaches. It will shed light on the emerging economies and institutions in the similar context. 

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Final year of bachelor students, Master Students and PhD Students with background knowledge and research interests on sustainable housing and the built environment are invited to join. There are limited places available. Participants who join the whole course, will receive a certificate of participation.

The summer school aims to attract international participants in the field of sustainable housing and built environment. Summerschool 2016 has successfully attracted worldwide participants. A quick geographical overview of participants’ profile: Hong Kong, China, Brazil, Mexico, Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, South Africa, Nigeria, Australia, Antigua and Barbuda.

Fee Summerschool

The summer program is designed to suit for the expectations of the participants with flexibility of attending for two weeks complete program or just for one week. If you participate the complete two weeks’ program, the registration fee is €1200,-. You may also choose to stay for one week program (either week 1 or 2). The fee for only one-week program is € 800,-.

The fee includes the lectures, workshops, field trip(s), lunches, a pizza night on Wednesday 28 June, and tea/coffee and snacks during the breaks. Accommodation (such as hostels or hotels) is not included in the fee. Students attending the Summer School are responsible for looking for their own accommodation.


Your application should include a convincing motivation letter, a short CV (2 pages maximum) and a summary of research interests (1 page maximum). Please submit your application by 15 April 2017 to Martine de Jong-Lansbergen (secretary congress office). There are limited places available. The selection will be given priority to the applicants who make the earlier submission. The selection will be announced on 22 April 2017.


Main location: Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands.

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