|Application deadline:||December 3, 2012, or when participant quota is reached|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||Any time|
|Credits:|| 3 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||21 days|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
The seminar is targeting students in all relevant disciplines which are interested in the different
aspects of European city and regional development including e.g. city and regional planning,
geography, politics, social sciences and economics.
The aim of the seminar to understand and learn about the different challenges European regions are
facing, e.g. integration and migration, social exclusion, demographic change, creative milieus,
economic decline, shrinking cities and ecological renewal.
How is the aging society affecting our rural and urban areas?
How are migrants integrated in European cities?
Does Berlin have a creative class and if so, how is it affecting the city?
These are questions, the seminar is targeting. The City of Berlin is a hot spot for various regional
developments. As a result several of these aspects will be discussed and explained at short
excursions and day trips directly on examples in Berlin (e.g. ethnic businesses and the migration
situation in Neukölln, the new developing zone Tempelhofer Feld). During seminar Students present
power point presentations in which selected developments or planning programs are shown and
discussed on a regional example all over Europe (including e.g. the home regions of the
Week 1 Introduction:
The changing map of Europe
Policy and Planning experiences in Europe
The European Union and its regional policy
Week 2 Communities and development
Citizen participation in city governance
Gentrification and Social Exclusion
Excursion Neukölln (Gentrification, Social Exclusion and Ethnic Economics)
Week 3 Transformation and decline
Smart Shrinking: Planning for population decline
Excursion Tempelhof (Brown Field development)
Rural development, Functions of Rural Areas and Ecosystem Services
Cross border regions after transformation
Dr. Peter Dannenberg
Language skills English: B1 Motivation Letter about one page in English Student Profile
Undergraduate students (BA/BS) with an interest in geography, economics, cultural studies, social sciences, European studies.
The minimum age requirement is 18 years old.
HUWISU - Humboldt Winter and Summer University - is the official Summer and Winter School programme of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
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