As part of this course, students will be investigating the opportunities for the cities of Leiden and The Hague with respect to energy transition, circular economy and climate adaptation. In groups (acting as consultancy agencies, with the Council as their client), they will investigate current hot-topic questions of the council within these themes. They will present their results at the end of January. As part of the course, the students will also be writing posts to this blog detailing ideas and initiatives from elsewhere as inspiration for what may be done in Leiden/The Hague within their themes.
We look forward to reading some exciting ideas over the next few weeks!
As part of this course, students will be investigating the opportunities for the city of Leiden with respect to energy generation, energy transition, circular economy and climate adaptation. In groups, they will address specific questions of the council regarding these topics, and present them at the end of January. In preparation for this exercise, the students will be writing posts to this blog detailing ideas and initiatives from elsewhere as inspiration for what may be done in Leiden.
We look forward to presenting some exciting ideas appear over the next few weeks!
The word cloud below provides an interesting summary of the blogs produced in this course. At the bottom of this post you can find a list of the blogs produced by the students.
During this course, the students also produced consultancy reports for the Leiden City Council, assessing their ‘hot of the press’ Duurzaamheidsagenda 2016-2020 – an ambitious document full of initiatives that will turn Leiden into a sustainable city by 2030. The course was a great success: for the students it was stimulating to work on real case studies and to provide the Leiden City Council with advice and innovative ideas around the proposed initiatives, while the City Council was very happy to receive feedback and further investigate the students’ suggestions and ‘out of the box’ ideas.
Thanks to the students, Gemeente Leiden and other experts that helped to turn it into such a positive experience!
While the course has now finished, the path to a sustainable Leiden / Netherlands / world – has only just begun! Let’s push the boundaries and help make it happen! We look forward to a continued collaboration with the Gemeente Leiden and its sustainability focus!
These are the posts of the January 2016 class ordered by their main theme (although several posts describe across-theme topics).
As part of the course, the students will contribute to this blog and write about their findings around the initiatives for each of the themes (biodiversity, climate adaptation, energy, mobility, sustainable business and waste), or other relevant observations and findings throughout the course.