Urban Challenge programme

The Urban Challenge Programme is where academic institutions, municipalities, and corporations converge and cooperate to address urgent challenges and sustainability issues across urban settings.

As an interdisciplinary, cross-institutional, cross-cultural higher education programme, the Urban Challenge Programme facilitates the exchange of knowledge, experience, and ideas for urban sustainability across cities and countries. Each programme is structured as a 7.5 ECTS accredited, project-based intensive and comparative exchange course in Copenhagen and one of our five partner cities. We offer the five following courses in the Spring and Fall 2017:
Edinburgh - Copenhagen Urban Challenge Examine carbon policies and CO2 emission reduction in relationship with financial investment decisions, presented in a teaching case by the Ecological Sequestration Trust. Their model will be deployed as a case in both Edinburgh and Copenhagen.
Edinburgh: May 29th – June 2nd, 2017
Copenhagen: June 6th – June 12th, 2017
Application via MY CBS

Riga - Copenhagen Urban Challenge Deliver a comparative study of the preservation of historic buildings and retrofitting of publicly-owned buildings in compliance with green building standards. Analyse trends in city centre buildings with partner company Kalnciema Quarter (BC Manufaktura).
Copenhagen: May 1st – May 5th
Break for initial preparation of the project 8th -12th May and
Riga: May 15th – May 19th
Application via MY CBS

Hamburg - Copenhagen Urban Challenge Conduct a comparative study of the development of de-industrialised harbour areas and waterfronts of HafenCity in Hamburg and Nordhavnen in Copenhagen. The partner company Rambøll will share insights and experiences as leading engineering and design consultancy.  
Hamburg: August 7th – August 16th (Travel day 16th)
Copenhagen: August 17th – August 25th
Application via MY CBS

Helsinki - Copenhagen Urban Challenge Conduct a comparative examination of user and marketing studies with mobile info service Enterlot Info Service (EIS), in collaboration with Aalto University. Danish partner company IBM, Denmark will share insights on big data and smarter cities.
Helsinki: August 14th – August 22nd  
Copenhagen: August 24th – September 1st
Application via MY CBS

Rome - Copenhagen Urban Challenge Undertake a comparative study of urban farming in Rome and Copenhagen in collaboration with Sapienza University of Rome. The Danish SME Urgent.Agency is the case company in this urban challenge.
Copenhagen: August 21st – September 1st
Rome: September 4th – September 15th
Application via MY CBS

All Urban Challenge courses are offered in the spring and fall 2017. Graduate students are invited to apply. The exact deadlines for registration can be found on MY CBS. The registration period for the autumn semester will typically be in the beginning of April and for the spring semester it will be in October. If you missed the first application round or did not get into the amount of courses you need, you can apply again during the second round.

As a CBS-student you can only sign up for electives through the Online Student Service.

Each participant will receive a stipend of 275 euros covering a portion of travel arrangements, including flights and accommodation. Opportunities for additional study grants are also available at www.legater.info/rejselegater, www.studierejser.dk, or www.legatmidler.dk.

For more information please contact project manager Ditte Lindharth Tellgren at dte.ikl@cbs.dk.

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