Education for the City we Need - Executive Report 2017

Written by: Roberto Rocco
Published on: 24.01.2020

Between 7 and 9 June 2017, the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of the TU Delft organised an Urban Thinkers’ Campus (UTC) on Higher Education for the New Urban Agenda (NUA), titled “EDUCATION FOR THE CITY WE NEED”. The report present the event details, lecture summaries as well as final conclusions.

The TU Delft UTC discussed strategies, methodologies, literature and practical exercises that can be implemented in higher education courses in Europe and elsewhere. Our attention is on social, economic and environmentally sustainable urban development everywhere, but the challenges of urbanisation in the Global South are truly urgent. Education in urban development must happen within frameworks of discussion on democracy, values and ethical challenges. The WUC has established 10 drivers of change that will lead to the city we need. We believe that the 10 drivers are intertwined and cannot be completely separated. For this UTC, we concentrated on EDUCATION. This is because we believe Universities have a special role to play in preparing young citizens with critical minds and skilled professionals who are able to steer positive change.

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