Summer school will show urban planning students how to Go Dutch

If you're an urban planning student wishing to understand how the Dutch got their bike paths this summer school will be for you.
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Planning the Cycling City is an English-language summer school for urban planning students to be staged at the University of Amsterdam, between 18th July and 7th August.The course costs €1500 and is open to Master's and graduate students in the field of urban planning as well as final year undergraduates majoring in urban studies. 

Led by academic director Marco te Brömmelstroet the summer school will explore urban cycling from the Dutch perspective, focussing on history, policy, infrastructure, planning, and culture. The course will include seminars, guest speakers, and excursions.

Guest speakers will include specialist academics and professionals working in local, regional, and national organisations, and advocacy groups. 

One of those attending the summer school will BikeBiz executive editor Carlton Reid. He is one week into a three-week crowdfunding campaign for his new book, Bike Boom. This has raised £9000 on Kickstarter so far. A key part of Reid's book is about how – and why – the Dutch expanded their bicycle infrastructure in the 1970s.

Photo: Meredith Glaser

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