- Date: 17th to 26th of September 2018, University of Cologne/Germany
- Application: until 31th of March 2018
- Target Group: PhD and Master Students
- Funding: available… travel allowance and accomodation
The summer school is steered by Prof. Dr. Frauke Kraas, Dr. Birte Rafflenbeul, Dr. Carsten Butsch, Dr. Mareike Kroll (all four: Institute of Geography, University of Cologne, Germany; http://www.geographie.uni-koeln.de/13692.html?&L=1) and PD Dr. Tabea Bork-Hueffer (Institute of Geography, Innsbruck University, Austria; https://www.uibk.ac.at/geographie/personal/bork-hueffer/). It is financed by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Focus of the summer school
The summer school targets at facilitating exchange of scientific and methodical knowledge on urban transformation processes (For an overview see e.g. WBGU – German Advisory Council on Global Change (2016): Humanity on the move: Unlocking the transformative power of cities. WBGU: Berlin. Online available: http://www.wbgu.de/en/fr2016/) and assemblages in South and Southeast Asia. The social, environmental, economic and political consequences of rapid urban growth in the region are tremendous and often challenge existing governance systems. However, positive and integrative steering of current and future growth will be crucial for urban development, especially in order to achieve the goals of the New Urban Agenda and the SDGs. During the summer school, these global transformation processes and their dynamics as well as theoretical approaches for their understanding will be introduced and possible solutions discussed.