Future of Cities 2016 summer course a success!


The Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities is proud to celebrate the overwhelming success of its 2016 summer course ‘Oxford Future of Cities: Best Sustainable Practice’. Held at Christ Church College, Oxford, from the 16th to the 24th August, this course focused on providing a global and comparative perspective on major aspects of contemporary and near future urban development with case studies on mega cities around the world, in order to explore best sustainable practices for balancing economic, environmental and social developments. The course was attended by a group of talented and advanced undergraduates, postgraduate students, and professionals, aiming to pursue high-level research or management careers in the field. The course was well received and the feedback from participants overwhelmingly positive. Some photos from the course can be found below.

20160815_123629Tour of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

20160815_181135The course attendees dining at Christ Church College

20160816_094442Professor Steve Rayner, Co-Director of the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities, speaks on the Paris climate change agreement

20160816_14193520160822_113717Dr Igor Calzada, Research Fellow at the Oxford Programme for the Future of Cities, and course attendees discuss workshop case studies

20160825_10270320160825_10435820160825_105813Field trip to the state-of-the-art waste treatment and energy recovery plant of Viridor

IMG_9647The 2016 summer course class photo