Bicycle UrbanismSummer Course

Bicycle Urbanism, Summer Course
Summer Study Tour
Major Discipline(s)
Sustainability, Urban Design, Urban Studies
Location: Copenhagen
Session 3

This class examines the best ways a city can encourage and accommodate bicycle traffic in the present and future. The course uses Copenhagen as the main case study and examines how a city can integrate bicycling into urban planning and design. We look into the spatial components of creating a bikeable city, effects of bike use on health and environment, policies for developing bicycle infrastructure and programs, best practices in bicycle facility design and implementation, and implementing bicycle policies and plans in education, registration, finance, political, and public acceptance. The course includes a study tour to the Netherlands, which provides a platform for a comparative study of bicycle infrastructure and bicycle culture.

Related Discipline(s)

This summer course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Environmental Studies


Bettina Werner

DIS Summer Faculty

M.A. Applied Cultural Analysis, Copenhagen University (2016). BA (Political Philosophy), Uppsala University, Sweden, with a minor in Indigenous Studies from UNSW, Australia. Bettina is a native Swede living in Copenhagen. She is co-founder of COurban design collective and have previously worked with urban design firm CITITEK as a researcher and project manager. Projects include data collection, research, and co-creation of playgrounds and public space, interior spatial analysis of office environments, as well as educational seminars with both state and private clients. With DIS since 2016.

Joshua Morrison

DIS Summer Faculty

MCP City Design and Development (Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, ongoing). B.A., Environmental Design (Brown University, 2009). He has worked at Gehl Architects, the Taubman College of Urban Planning, and is currently managing director and urban designer at Fundament Design. He has designed public spaces and advised on urban quality in South Africa, Scandinavia, China, and Australia. His work has been published by the World Bank, the Energy Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. With DIS since 2016.