Winter course The Circle City: Planning for resourceful Cities

How can cities reuse their resources to provide for housing, public spaces and urban qualities? How can planning reduce the environmental impact of urban development? What type of policies and projects can we design in make urban space more adaptive to energy, waste and water resources?

Academic dates: 8-12 January 2018

The 2018 edition of the Studio will explore the impact and practice of the principles of circularity in developing urban areas, housing, public space. Still today, the idea of circularity is not yet addressed in the field of planning and urban development. The Studio therefore engages with it in order to explore the transformation of the urban fabrics, the changing spatial practices and modes of governance that are underlying the shift to an idea of close-loop material flows and circular economy. The format of the studio combines critical scholarship, policy making and case study analysis in the context of Amsterdam Region. It is organized around 4 topics.

Location and Times

Time: 9.30 - 13.00
Location: Universiteitstheater, room 3.01, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16, 1012 CP Amsterdam
On Wednesday 10th, the Studio will open a public debate at Pakhuis de Zwijger, at 19:30 (Kleine Zaal).
Location of Saturday meeting will be communicated by email to the registered participants. All days are open to external

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Please register by sending email to indicating your address and full name.


€150/ week, €40/day (please specify day). Costs for institutions: €1000/week, €200/day.


More information

See the website of the Centre for Urban Studies

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