Strategies for Urban LivabilitySummer Course

Major Discipline(s)
Public Policy, Urban Design, Urban Studies
Location: Copenhagen
Session 1

This is an interdisciplinary course, which alternates between scales of public space and street design to urban policy and planning. It aims to equip you with a foundation of critical thinking and engagement in the creation of livable cities. Using Copenhagen as a laboratory, we explore urban livability through three lenses: theory, practice, and implementation. We look at what shapes our parameters for well-being, and the spatial and policy mechanisms for fostering urban livability.

Related Discipline(s)

This summer course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Architecture, Sociology


Regitze Hess

DIS Summer Faculty

Architect MAA, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen (1993). B.Eng. – Civil, McGill University, Montreal (1985). Currently Special Advisor with International Federation for Housing and Planning [IFHP], working with IFHP in various capacities since 2005. A long range of experience advocating for better cities and built environments through the world of philanthropy, non-profits, academia & private practice; as conference organizer; curator; publisher, editor & writer; teacher and critic. Positions of trust include Gehl Institute Board Member. With DIS since 2002.