Course programmes

Natural Alliance course programme

Lesprogramma - natuurlijke alliantie

The Natural Alliance method relates to spatial planning and climate adaptation. The method is based on the alliance of soil, water, and greenery (the natural system) as the regulating principle, focused on climate-resilient and sustainable design. The course programme offers tools for taking such aspects into comprehensive consideration in the early stages of spatial planning processes. The programme comprises three levels of intensity: a climate workshop covering two half days (modules), a training course covering six half days, and a full course covering twelve half days. In each module, detailed instructions and in some cases, presentations are provided. Maps are provided for several case areas.

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Knowledge for Climate course

Lesprogramma - cursus kennis voor klimaat

Within the context of the national “Knowledge for Climate” programme, the Open University has developed a free online training course. This course is intended to disseminate knowledge on climate-proofing urban living environments, and to teach students how to translate such knowledge into concrete measures. The course has a self-tuition set-up and comprises three separate modules. The first module covers climate trends in the Netherlands and their impact on urban areas. The second module provides insight into adaptation measures and considerations. The third module deals with the leadership and governance required to put climate adaptation on the agenda. To participate in the course, you must first set up an account on Coursesites.

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Summer in the City module

Lesprogramma - module summer in the city

The “Summer in the City – urban weather phenomena and air quality” module is intended to be used in Nature, Life, and Technology (NLT) lessons at pre-university secondary schools. The module explores urban design methods that prevent small-scale climate issues. Topics covered include local weather phenomena and air quality. Relevant key concepts are radiation, heat transport, evaporation, and gas legislation.

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