27. 10. 2015
Videos of the summer school are now visible online. Get a glimpse of the explorations of Amsterdam and Rotterdam, the six case studies, the public programme and the great atmosphere of the Summer School!
19. 7. 2015
Narratives about the future of Amsterdam
As a result of two weeks of dense programme and intense collaboration, six wonderful narratives have been presented last Thursday.
You can now download the final presentations from our website.
We'd like to thank everyone for their great involvement!
17. 7. 2015
Results photo contest
The winners of the Metropolitan Solutions Photo Contest have been announced. Out of a preselection of ten images, the three most interesting, creative, original, beautiful and inspiring photos have been chosen.
Check out the winning photos.
16. 7. 2015
10. 7. 2015
Final presentation with Michael Sorkin
Coming Thursday the participants will present the results of two weeks of intense collaboration. Six narratives about the past, present and future of Amsterdam.
Special guest this evening is Michael Sorkin, giving a lecture entitled "How green is my city".
Join us on Thursday 16 July, 19:30 – 23:00 in the Stadstimmertuinen, Voormalige Stadstimmertuin 4-6, Amsterdam.
23. 6. 2015
Interview Beatrix Ruf
We're very pleased to announce that a new speaker has confirmed. Beatrix Ruf, director of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, will give an interview as part of the Summer School Thinking City public lecture series.
Join us on Wednesday 8 July, in the Architecten Showroom Amsterdam, Pedro de Medinalaan 1, Amsterdam.
Please note that the date of the event has changed from Tuesday 7 to Wednesday 8 July.
You can download an overview of the whole public programme here.
23. 6. 2015
Metropolitan Solutions Photo Contest
Do you know of a good metropolitan solution that contributes to a sustainable future of the urban environment? If so, be sure to take a spectacular photo of your idea for the Metropolitan Solutions Photo Contest of Wageningen UR, and have a chance to win €250, €100 or get your photo put on display!
Find here more information about the procedure and criteria.
3. 6. 2015
Application deadline extended
We are pleased to announce that the application period has been extended. The new deadline is 15 June 2015. Only a few places are left, so if you're interested in participating, make sure to apply soon!
29. 5. 2015
Skill training programme
As part of the programme 6 interactive skill training workshops are offered to our participants and external applicants. In two intensive hours you will work on group work and team building, decomposition of complex problems, intercultural communication, observation techniques, interviewing skills or presentation and visualisation techniques.
The workshops are included in the programme for the Summer school participants.
Skill training fees per two hour workshop for external applicants:
If you'd like to join as external participants, you can apply by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention the name and date of the skill training you'd like to participate in.
15. 5. 2015
Public lecture programme
Parallel to the Summer School programme a free public lecture programme is organised. Scientists, artists, designers and planners will all give their view on the city and the role it plays in their respective disciplines.
To make use of Amsterdam’s extensive cultural infrastructure, each evening will be organised on a different location in the city.
15. 5. 2015
Summer School 2014
24. 4. 2015
The Summer School Thinking City has several scholarship programmes available, offering partial and full tuition waivers, travel grants and a full scholarship. Check the criteria to see whether you qualify. You can apply for a scholarship after application for the programme.
24. 4. 2015
The University of Amsterdam can help you arrange accommodation in the city. Please check for more information.
Please note that there are currently no more spaces available for the Thinking City Hospitality Programme. Updates on the availability will follow soon.
9. 2. 2015
The run-up to the Summer School Thinking City 2015 started off with lively discussions during the kick-off in Pakhuis de Zwijger, on Friday, 6 February.
The proposals for the six case studies that will be worked on during the summer were presented by the stakeholders. Diverse topics were discussed, ranging from the role of festivals in the city to smarter management of water infrastructure. After six interesting presentations the evening continued at the discussion table. Each case study was debated and further specified, with the aim of formulating both a specific case, as well as a frame of thought through which the issue can be approached. The results of the discussions will soon be published on our website.