About the course Metropolitan Challenges
In this course, students are introduced to various typologies of metropoles throughout the world, with the city of Amsterdam as a real life example. The course covers all aspects of what makes a metropolis. It gives an historical-critical overview, with reasons for the existence and emergence of cities, and the technological challenges they face today. The course presents a range of conceptual views on technologies and practices in the cycles and spheres of urban mobility, water, housing, healthcare and well-being, food, waste and energy. The students learn and develop different concepts related to contemporary urban practices, and elaborate on them by means of observations, organizing debates, lecturing, and producing written accounts and videos. Learning activities in this course include lectures, studio research work in teams, field study and excursions in Amsterdam, as well as presentations and peer evaluations.
Due to the pandemic field studies and excursions are temporarily cancelled.
The Metropolitan Challenges Knowledge Clips
Take a look at the different Knowledge Clips during the past years down below.