Green Skills For Cities

Long-term Programme

The Long-Term Programme aims to create a transdisciplinary educational format embedded in each of the participating Educational Institutions academic programmes. Learners are selected from each Educational Institution, forming them into professionals capable of working within municipalities and public bodies on urban sustainability enhancement through the implementation of nature-based solutions. The students will be involved in theoretical and practical modules, working transnationally towards addressing urban challenges.

Long-term Programme Structure

The Long-Term Programme is structured in two modules. First the learners took part in a theoretical module where they received training within their higher education institution as well as resources to study from other disciplines. Using the Flip-teaching methodology, the learners were asked to study the material beforehand and then sessions were arranged to answer any doubts.

The second phase consists of a practical exercise where the learners came together and formed transdisciplinary groups. They worked on a series of case studies for the city of Genoa to develop nature-based solutions within a series of public spaces, addressing the urban challenges highlighted by the stakeholders. The learners received support from the trainers as well as feedback from the stakeholders.

During an intensive 3 days, the students met in Genoa to develop their proposals. This included site visits, team-building activities, interviews with the municipality, design development and a final pitch. Following these days, the learners continued to work for several weeks remotely, further developing their ideas, before taking part in a final online pitch in front of experts from Genoa. 

Check out some of the results below. 

Are you curious to know how four disiciplines come together to develop innovative solutions for our cities? Then check out the curricula, resources, and results below.