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Summer school: Pathways Towards Sustainable Futures

Dutch Urban, Environmental and Transportation Planning in an Era of Turbulence

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this summer/winter school won't be offered in 2020-2021.

Information about the previous edition is still available on this website for your information.

Learn about planning in the Netherlands! This 2019/2020 summer/winter course is organised and taught by the University of Groningen (UG), Groningen, the Netherlands, and delivered in cooperation with the University of Brasilia (UnB) in the city of Brasilia in Brazil.


PASF will be delivered in December 2019/January 2020 in two parts:

  • Part One, as a one week 'Summer School', will be delivered December 2 - December 6, 2019 at the University of Brasilia (UnB), in the city of Brasilia, Brazil. This will be the 5th edition of the summer school in Brazil. Earlier editions were delivered in January 2016 (UFABC, Santo Andre), January 2017 (UFRGS, Porto Alegre), January 2018 (UFMG, Belo Horizonte) and January 2019 (UNIFOR, Fortaleza).
  • Part Two, as a two week 'Winter School', will be delivered January 15-28, 2020 at the University of Groningen, in the city of Groningen in the Netherlands. also for the 5th time.

In an ideal world, participants attend both parts - but Part One and Part Two can also be attended separately.


Groningen is a compact city in the Northern part of the Netherlands, two hours from Amsterdam. It is known as a safe city, with a dense population of students, most of whom use bicycles as their main mode of transportation. Find out what this means for the city's transportation policy and infrastructure and watch this informative video 'Groningen: The World's Cycling City'

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