Program Details

The course will take an in-depth look at northern European cities in five separate countries that have made a conscious and comprehensive effort to become more “sustainable” in a variety of ways.
Tentative Itinerary (subject to change)
Stockholm,
Location:
Freiburg, Germany; Hamburg, Germany; Copenhagen, Denmark; Luzern, Switzerland; Malmoe, Sweden; Stockholm, Sweden
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Arrive Date: 7/15/2013 End Date: 8/13/2013

This course examines the features, systems and designs for sustainable cities ranging from transit, bike and ped circulation to renewable energy systems to waste management and urban planning and design. Relying on lecture, field trip, lectures by locals, design and planning problems, and reading the city exercises, the course shows what lessons can be taken from Europe back to US cities. We will visit 8-10 cities--large and small--in 5 countries that have demonstrated a commitment and success in becoming more sustainable; this includes looking in depth at various deliberate eco-districts and neighborhoods like Vauban, Reiselfeld, Trekonner, Vestra Hamnen, and Hammarby in places like Stockholm, Copenhagen, Malmo, Freiburg and elsewhere. The importance of strong urban planning principles and strong urban design approaches is studied throughout.

This program carries a total of 8 units. Enrolled students must take 8 units of Landscape Architecture 191 OR 4 units of Landscape Architecture 191 AND 4 units of Environmental Science and Policy 173.

Graduate students may take 4 units of Landscape Architecture 297 and 4 units of 298. Auditing is not an option.

COURSES
Landscape Architecture 191 - Workshop in Landscape Architecture. Faculty initiated workshops featuring advanced studies and applications of original work in landscape architecture. LDA majors enrolled in this Summer Abroad program register for 8 units of LDA 191; however, non-LDA majors enroll in 4 units of LDA 191 and 4 units of ESP 173 (see below). Prerequisites: LDA 1, 70 and 170 or consent of the instructor. Graduate units are available (LDA 297 and LDA 298) per the consent of the instructor.
AND
Environmental Science and Policy 173 - Land Use and Growth Controls (4 units): Exposes students to the economic, political, and legal factors affecting land use and growth controls, and helps students critically evaluate written materials in terms of their arguments and supporting data. Prerequisites: Political Science 1, Economics 1A, intermediate statistics (Sociology 106 or Statistics 102 or the equivalent), and local government (Applied Behavioral Science 157, 158 or Political Science 100, 102 or 104) or consent of instructor.

The course will take an in-depth look at northern European cities in five separate countries that have made a conscious and comprehensive effort to become more “sustainable” in a variety of ways.
Tentative Itinerary (subject to change)
Stockholm, Sweden (8 nights)
Malmo, Sweden (4 nights)
Copenhagen, Denmark (5 nights)
Hamburg, Germany (3 nights)
Freiburg, Germany (7 nights)
Lucerne, Switzerland (2 nights)

If you need to arrive early or stay late, you will have to make your own housing arrangements.

Upper-division units (open to freshmen through graduates). Taught in English. UC Davis courses taught by University of California, Davis faculty.

Please contact UC Davis Summer Abroad for the most up-to-date information concerning program costs. Programs start around $4,000.

All students enrolled in a Summer Abroad program (Davis and Non-Davis) will have the opportunity to apply for a Travel Award ($500 - $1,500.) Travel award deadline: March 5, 2013. Enrollment deadline is April 5, 2013.

Setting Description:
Tentative Itinerary (subject to change)
Stockholm, Sweden (8 nights)
Malmo, Sweden (4 nights)
Copenhagen, Denmark (5 nights)
Hamburg, Germany (3 nights)
Freiburg, Germany (7 nights)
Lucerne, Switzerland (2 nights)

Stockholm and Malmo, Sweden
Stockholm, is one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the world, with its miles of shoreline, harbors, ferries, elegant buildings, long summer days (20 hours of sun!), great eateries, thriving parks and plazas, sleek design sense, edgy fashion and world-class music/cultural festivals and nightclubs. Stockholm is also one of the most progressive cities in the world in terms of sustainability with exceptional transit, bike and pedestrian transportation, renewable energy and recycling/waste to energy facilities, new eco-neighborhoods and emphasis on public green space, plazas and parks. Surrounding the city is the 24, 000 or so rocky islands that make up the archipelago stretching into the Baltic Sea. Ou

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