Programme at a glance
Mode of instruction: On-campus (3 weeks) Academic dates: Sunday 2 July - Thursday 20 July 2023 Housing dates: Friday 30 June - Monday 24 July 2023 Academic fees: €1675 read more about what is included in the fees. Housing fees:
Between €685 and a €75 refundable deposit. Housing is optional. Read more about university-organised accomodation.
Credits: 6 European Credits. Read more about credits and credit transfer. Early admission deadline: Wednesday 1 February 2023. Applications are processed throughout the year on a rolling basis. Regular admission deadline: Wednesday 15 March Who is this programme for? For current university students (3rd & 4th year Bachelors and Masters) in good academic standing in the arts and social sciences with an interest and background in urban studies. Working professionals with a desire to continue their education in this field are also welcome to apply.
In this program students will explore housing, planning and policy issues in European cities as well as consider how these apply in other regions of the world. With a focus on real urban contexts, the course will examine subjects such as neighbourhood development and regeneration, housing finance and policy, urban planning and sustainability, and the impact of household and demographic change. Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most vibrant and attractive cities, providing a fascinating laboratory for the exploration and examination of urban issues.
This programme includes lectures on the following topics:
- City spaces and urban places
- Urban development and redevelopment in a European context
- Homes, housing and household issues
- Neighbourhoods and neighbourhood development
- Housing finance and policy
- Non-profit housing associations
- City living, social segregation and inequality
After engaging with expert faculty and guest lecturers in the morning, participants will go on relevant excursions such as neighbourhood tours throughout Amsterdam and other cities within the Netherlands to gain insight into different urban environments, putting theories learned in class in practice.
Dr. Dominic Teodorescu is a postdoctoral fellow at the universities of Uppsala (Sweden) and at the University of Amsterdam. His ongoing research focuses on the housing exclusion of Roma and Traveller groups in the Netherlands. Within the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), he is a member of the working group on Political and Economic Geography. His interests further cover urban segregation, housing inequalities, spatial racialization, Europeanisation processes in eastern Europe, and anti-Roma racism. He is originally a graduate of the University of Amsterdam and holds a PhD in Social and Economic Geography, awarded by Uppsala University.
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