UCCRN_edu promotes Intensive Study Programmes with the format of the Urban Design Climate Workshop (UDCW). UDCW are an essential component of UCCRN_edu educational path: during the workshops, and already in its preparation phase, students and teaching staff are confronted with real urban challenges in diverse EU cities and will have to identify suitable climate-resilient governance, planning and design strategies following the interaction with local decision-makers, stakeholders and communities through knowledge-sharing and co-design exercises.

Workshops include as participants students from all UCCRN_edu partners. The typical duration of the workshop is 7 days, and include an opening conference, also open to external participants from academic institution, public authorities, professionals, to stimulate the discussion and creativity of students’ teams, as well as a final public critic, where students will present their work to local authorities and communities involved. Each workshop requires a preparatory phase of 4-8 weeks, where UCCRN_edu teams and local hosts perform a series of remote activities aimed at facilitating the work during the UDCW implementation.

Skyline of Paris with Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Panoramic sunset view of Paris

Paris UDCW

Paris workshop will be hosted by UGE and it is focused on the “Reinventing cities/Porte de Montreuil” C40 project site. Students and researchers will work on novel design concepts through studies on innovative techniques applied to buildings and/or open spaces in the fields of energy, water, waste, air quality.

May 28 to June 3, 2022

view of aalborg denmark

Aalborg UDCW

Aalborg workshop will be hosted by AAU, Department of Planning and will be dedicated to deepen cross-disciplinary urban planning skills and competences needed to design and develop climate-resilient communities within a multiscale perspective.

November 21-25, 2022

Aerial view of city, Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona UDCW

Barcelona workshop will be hosted by UIC, Faculty of Architecture and will focus on the role of public spaces as a mean for the administration for facilitating climate resilience transition, aligning and maximizing the synergies (and minimizing trade-offs) among adaptation and mitigation.

Night view of famous illuminated Ha Penny Bridge in Dublin, Ireland at sunset

Dublin UDCW

Dublin workshop will be hosted by UCD and will focus on the measurement and modelling tools used by scientists to estimate the impact of urban planning and design to current and future climates. These technical skills will be complemented by fieldwork to parts of the city that exemplify adaptation and mitigation strategies to address environmental change at urban scales.

Rotterdam. Cityscape image of Rotterdam, Netherlands during twilight blue hour.

Rotterdam UDCW

Rotterdam workshop will be hosted by UNESCO-IHE and will focus on floods and the significant impact they have on cities. The workshop’s central theme is flood resilience and will involve interactive sessions at IHE (Delft) and field work in the city of Rotterdam.

Napoli, Qartiere Spagnolo

Napoli UDCW

Napoli workshop will be hosted by UNINA Department of Architecture and PLINIVS-LUPT Study Centre. The workshop will involve representatives from the Municipality and local community associations that will represent the primary contact to involve citizens, residents and private stakeholders in the knowledge-sharing and co-design activities to be implemented during the workshop.

Mons - Europejska Stolica Kultury

Mons UDCW

Mons workshop will be hosted by UMONS and will focus on the city of Charleroi, still the leading urban metropolis in Wallonia, to implement model and accordingly to provide a leverage effect for its broad adoption involving city actors from the Municipality and other stakeholders.