GEOG4093/5290: Sustainable Amsterdam

This three-week field based experience in the city of Amsterdam provides a rich living laboratory to help students to experience, explore, and research various themes associated with Sustainable Transportation and Planning. Students prepare for this course through a five-week online course covering seminal material about sustainable transportation and urban planning, as well as readings that orient them to initiatives taking place in Amsterdam. Through the online preparation and the field-based experience, students design, shoot, edit and produce a short film on a theme of their choosing.

Selected Student Films

Beautiful Trash: Making a Circular Economy

Pleins for People: The Reclamation of Amsterdam’s Squares

What is a Livable City?

How the Dutch Face Rising Seas

Amsterdam: The City of Bikes

  • Credit: Adam Rainear

Flyer for Summer 2019 Course