In 2050, 80% of the world's population will live in cities. Cities are in transition, facing major issues in their attempts to create and maintain economically viable, sustainable and attractive living environments. These issues relate to urban planning and mobility, but also to climate change and energy. How can cities deal with change processes and how should they adapt the setup accordingly? In short: how to design a future-proof city? That is the key topic of the two-year international Bachelor programme of Smart Green Cities.
Flexibly anticipating the future
Cities and their environments are changeable. These constant changes pose a number of challenges. This demands an adaptive approach. During your studies, you will learn how cities can adapt their organisational setup and their processes to these changes. These may be demographic changes, but also climate changes or energy issues. You not only learn to make forecasts, but also to act, making strategic use of the available data and information. You gain insight in the development of cities and urban processes. In doing so, you acquire knowledge not only of social, but also of physical geography and the climate. And you learn to convert all this information into powerful visualisations, interactive maps and apps. You are aware of the trends in graphic design and new media, and how to use these technologies to inform and advise your audience.
The programme is in English and your class will include foreign students.