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Spatial Sciences Summer/Winter Course PASF expanded to Indonesia

10 January 2019

This week, the Faculty of Spatial Sciences delivers the short course "Pathways to Sustainable Futures: Dutch urban, environmental and transportation planning in an era of turbulence" (PASF) also for the first time in Indonesia. The annual PASF course has already been delivered at different Brazilian universities, and this week the fourth edition is delivered in Brazil at the University of Fortaleza (UNIFOR).

PASF targets students interested in learning about the unique urban, environmental and transportation policies that have been implemented in the Netherlands in the past and policies that will need to be implemented in the future. These policies include challenges and innovations in sustainable transportation and infrastructure, compact city policies, water management, resilience, renewable energy and regional development. The course consists of two parts: a 'summer' school part in Indonesia and Brazil, and a 'winter' school part in The Netherlands. Both parts deliver and discuss not only theoretical insights and intervention options and experiences but also in-depth acquaintances with the Dutch planned urban and regional landscapes.

The decision to also organize the 'summer' school component of PASF in Indonesia is in line with the strategy of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences to develop multiple forms of cooperation with Universitas Gadjah Mada in the city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, including for example also student exchange and double degree programmes. PASF in Yogyakarta is a joint venture of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences and the Faculty of Geography of Universitas Gadjah Mada.

The 'winter' course component of PASF is delivered at the Faculty of Spatial Sciences of the University of Groningen in the City of Groningen, The Netherlands, this year January 16-29, 2019.

For more information see or contact Paul van Steen,

Last modified:10 January 2019 3.33 p.m.

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