A very warm welcome to Building Inclusive Cities!
In cities all over the world levels of inequality are increasing, and the gap between the rich and the poor is widening. These rising levels of inequality have major consequences for the social sustainability of cities. They lead to unequal life chances depending on where in the city you grow up and live. Inequality results in segregation, and this is a worrying trend as it leads to unequal opportunities regarding education, work, and income. Inequality and segregation then become a vicious circle.
In this course, you will learn how urban design can help to break this circle.
Our team consists of human geographers and urban designers from TU Delft, which ensures that this course provides you with a perfect blend of knowledge from the social sciences and urban design.
And since we all can also learn from each other, we encourage you to share your vision of an inclusive city, and your views on the role that urban design can play in breaking the vicious circle of inequality and segregation.
Let’s start this wonderful journey!
The BIC team
After taking this course you will be able to:
- Identify the main drivers of urban inequality and socio-economic segregation and the links between them
- Understand how segregation can be measured
- Examine the consequences of urban inequality and segregation based on the case studies presented
- Evaluate the urban inequality and segregation aspects of your own urban context
- Develop urban design and policy solutions to suit your own urban context