Getting There: Transportation in Urban EuropeSemester Course

DIS Copenhagen, Getting There: Transportation in Urban Europe
Major Discipline(s)
Environmental Studies, Sustainability, Urban Studies
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Moving people around within cities is a wicked problem that defies simplistic solutions. Through combination of mobile lectures, Field Studies, and class discussions we study not only the transportation infrastructure systems used in Copenhagen and other European cities, but the impact of individual and collective decisions about where we live, work, go to school, relax, and shop, as well as our choices of how to get around. Additionally, the European project to develop and deploy low-carbon and sustainable modes of transport is examined to understand the impacts on existing modes of travel and urban form.


Silvia Dragomir

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Architect and advocate of Cities for People, with an MSc in Sustainable Urban Planning from Aalborg University and MSc in Architecture from Bucharest and Bordeaux. Her professional profile includes a collaboration with KANT architects, owner of an architecture studio with focus on sustainability, climate change adaptation and mitigation. Her passion is sharing knowledge and creating better living environments. With DIS since 2015.

Juan Carrales

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

A lecturer of Social Sciences and Urban Planning Studies at Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark. He is also a professional consultant on Green Mobility, Urban Planning, and Social Communication in Copenhagen. He holds a PhD degree from the Program of Society, Space, and Technology of RUC. His transdisciplinary research profile intersects the fields of Public Policy, Mobility, Urban Planning, and Internationalization of Higher Education within Decolonial Studies. Finally, he has a background and professional experience in the NGO and Private sector, working with Policy Analysis, and Social Communication and Management.